Arturo González, Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice Group, was recently named to the Daily Journal’s 2018 list of the “Top 100 Lawyers,” recognizing his remarkable achievements in the legal field.
Arturo attributes his success in high-stakes litigation to boiling cases down to the key components. He mentions that “a lot of lawyers focus on the law and the law is important, but in my view what is more important are the facts — what actually happened.”
For Arturo, it’s all about the details and getting to know the technology as much as the people who build it. This approach has been the driving force behind his most notorious trial victories. Last year he was lead counsel in one of California’s most talked about cases, Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc., wherein he procured a favorable settlement for Uber Technologies Inc. after four days of jury trial, and defeated a request for injunction brought on by Waymo LLC, an autonomous technology and Google Inc. subsidiary.
Other high-stakes wins include securing a defense verdict in a $110 million copyright infringement and breach of license agreement claim against VMware, a verdict for Kaiser Permanente in a $125 million misappropriation and breach of license agreement, and $36.3 million verdict for Hansen Medical in a trial involving medical robotics.
Beyond his reputation as an esteemed commercial litigator, he makes sure he always has a pro bono case on his desk. He has represented clients in several police brutality civil rights cases, including a wrongful death/excessive force case against the City of Fresno, as well as a Fourth Amendment case that is scheduled for trial on October.
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