Morrison & Foerster is proud to announce that Arturo González has been named a 2018 National Law Journal Winning Litigator. Arturo is chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Commercial Litigation & Trial Group and is well known for his high-stakes, high-profile trial victories.
He has been as successful at defending companies in $1 billion dollar lawsuits as he has been representing plaintiffs, securing four separate jury verdicts in excess of $10 million. This past year, he was lead counsel in three of California’s most headline-grabbing cases, including Waymo v. Uber, in which after only four days of trial he gained a successful settlement in favor of Uber. He also secured a defense verdict in a $110 million claim against VMware on allegations of copyright infringement and breach of a license agreement.
Arturo’s groundbreaking career is one filled with firsts. He was the first in his family to attend college. When he joined MoFo in 1985, he was the only Latino attorney and later became the firm’s first Latino partner. In 1995, he was selected by National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 and, in 2008, he was among their “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America.”
Today, Arturo’s career is the unique combination of a leading business litigation practice with a personal commitment to social justice. Besides winning major commercial suits, Arturo makes sure he always has at least one pro bono case in his pipeline.
Recently, he worked on several police-brutality civil rights cases, including a wrongful death / excessive force case against the City of Fresno. He also chairs an all-day trial-law training program for the Practising Law Institute.
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