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Melissa Meister Appointed to the National Legal Commission of the American Youth Soccer Organization

Melissa Meister has been appointed to the National Legal Commission of the American Youth Soccer Organization (“AYSO”), a California non-profit corporation that is the largest youth soccer organization in the United States...

The Trial of Paige Thompson, the Alleged Capital One Hacker, is Underway with Brian Klein,…

Partner Brian Klein, who gave the opening statement last Wednesday in Ms. Thompson’s trial in Seattle federal court and has been cross-examining government witnesses since then, was quoted by the New York Times saying, “They [prosecutors] are interpreting [the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act] so broadly that it captures conduct that is innocent …”

Partners Teresa Huggins and Brian Klein Speak at 2022 TechGC’s Invitation Only Fullstack Conference

Partners Teresa Huggins and Brian Klein addressed TechGC’s 7th Annual Fullstack GC Conference May 4-May 6 in San Francisco. Huggins co-led a roundtable “IP: Keeping ‘Trade Secrets’ …

Waymaker Client Dismissed in NFT Case Also Involving Sotheby’s and Artist Kevin McCoy

Partners Brian Klein and Teresa Huggins’ client Alex Amsel, who purchased what is known as the first-ever art NFT from artist Kevin McCoy for $1.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction, was dismissed from a case in federal court involving a dispute over that NFT …

In the News

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Johnny Depp Fans Rush to Fork Over Cash for Unsealed Court Docs. Did It Backfire?

Ryan Baker was quoted in Rolling Stone about fans of Johnny Depp who crowdsourced thousands of dollars to obtain unsealed court documents that ultimately contained unflattering and embarrassing information about Johnny Depp.

Partner Brian Klein Quoted By Law360 about Cybersecurity Bill Authored by Sens. Lummis and Gillibrand

Partner Brian Klein, quoted by Law360 on proposed cybersecurity legislation co-sponsored by Sens. Lummis and Gillibrand, said “Everyone in the industry agrees that cybersecurity is really important, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is looking to the SEC and CFTC …”

Melissa Meister Quoted by NewsNation Rush Hour about Amazon Criticized for Sharing Doorbell Video with…

Former federal prosecutor Melissa Meister told Rush Hour “There’s going to be cases down the road where one of these digital assistants recording something inside the house …”

Melissa Meister Quoted by Law360 on DOJ’s Listening Problem in Trials

Former federal prosecutor Melissa Meister told Law360, in a story about the Department of Justice’s losing a major antitrust case, “I don’t think DOJ did a good job of listening regarding the evidentiary problems that were in the case.” ...

Awards & Rankings

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Partner Brian Klein Named one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Daily Journal

The Daily Journal named Partner Brian Klein, one of the nation’s elite trial attorneys, to its 2022 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California.  The annual list recognizes lawyers handling the most challenging and cutting-edge work … 

Partner Brian Klein Named Fintech/Blockchain/Crypto Trailblazer 2022 by the National Law Journal

The National Law Journal on September 1, 2022 profiled Partner Brian Klein as a Fintech/Blockchain/CryptocurrencyTrailblazer 2022 for his pioneering legal work …

Melissa Meister Named to Best Lawyers in America (2023) for Criminal Defense: White Collar

Trial and appellate lawyer Melissa Meister has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Criminal Defense: White Collar …

Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker Named 2022 Leader of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys by Los…

Los Angeles Business Journal has named Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker one of its 2022 Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys …
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