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Partner Brian Klein Speaks About Key Enforcement Actions at the ABA’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency National…

Partner Brian Klein speaks at the ABA’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency National Virtual Institute on Thursday, October 27, 2022 discussing how law enforcement and regulatory actions shape the industry … 

Waymaker represents an Animal Rights Nonprofit in Lawsuit Alleging American Heart Association’s Claims about Eating…

The American Heart Association (AHA) is facing a lawsuit brought by Waymaker attorneys Brian Klein, Teresa Huggins, Melissa Meister and Jared Sohn on behalf of animal rights advocacy group Animal Outlook that its labeling of some red meat brands as “heart healthy” is misleading and false …

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 …”

In the News

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Keri Axel Quoted by Yahoo! Finance on Holmes’ 11-Year Prison Sentence

Partner Keri Curtis Axel, a former federal prosecutor, quoted by Yahoo! Finance November 23, 2022 on Elizabeth Holmes’ 11-year prison sentence for her fraud while Theranos CEO, said, low-security federal prison facilities such as the one Holmes is being sent to in Texas, “they’re not great places. No one wants to be there…”

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Yahoo!  Finance on Elizabeth Holmes’ Sentencing

Former federal prosecutor Keri Curtis Axel, quoted by Yahoo! Finance November 18, 2022 on Elizabeth Holmes’ sentencing hearing for her fraud and conspiracy conviction related to the blood-testing venture Theranos, said, “the judge has pretty broad discretion …”

Melissa Meister Interviewed by KNX Radio about LAPD Investigation into Leaked of Recording of Council…

Former federal prosecutor Melissa Meister told KNX, “I see a very difficult road for any prosecutor who brings this case …”

Brian Klein Quoted by the Wall Street Journal on Winning Probation for the Firm’s Client,…

Partner Brian Klein was quoted by the Wall Street Journal in an October 5, 2022 story about the alleged Capital One hacker receiving probation and not the seven-year prison sentence the federal prosecutors sought ….

Awards & Rankings

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Waymaker LLP and Partner Brian Klein Earn Chambers 2023 FinTech Ranking

Chambers ranked Waymaker LLP and its partner Brian Klein as having elite litigation practices in FinTech, with Klein earning two Band 1-rankings (the highest possible)

Four Partners and Waymaker Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2023

Partners Ryan Baker, Brian Klein, Jaime Marquart and Donald Pepperman have been recognized as “Benchmark Litigation Stars” and …

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 …
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