The firm was recommended as one of the best in California in "dispute resolution" in the organization’s 2024 rankings. Joe was honored as a “National Practice Area Star” and “Litigation Star” in the “competition/antitrust” practice area. Steve was honored as a “California-Litigation Star” and “Litigation Star” in the “competition/antitrust,” “commercial,” and “class action” practice areas.
In previous years, the firm has been selected as one of the best in California for “competition/antitrust”: a category that has been discontinued for firms in this year’s edition. In 2022, the firm and Joe were shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation’s U.S. West Coast Awards in the “antitrust” and “antitrust litigator” categories.
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Each annual research process culminates in the publication of law firm rankings, individual lawyer ratings, and firm editorial content. Benchmark Litigation provides, where possible, detailed editorial analysis of key law firm activity, including important, recent case work, and analysis and client feedback on top litigators. It also delivers rankings for more specific litigation practice areas including:
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