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Stuart Gasner centers his practice in the areas of white collar criminal and securities defense, intellectual property litigation and complex corporate disputes. A federal prosecutor before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Mr. Gasner has tried more than 25 cases to verdict before juries across the United States.

In the field of white collar crime and fraud, Mr. Gasner has 30 years of experience handling criminal trials and investigations, as well as related civil litigation. His cases have spanned a wide range of subject areas, including securities fraud, banking-related crimes, economic espionage, tax shelters, mortgage-backed securities, accounting and revenue recognition fraud, insider trading, antitrust (including international cartels), industrial accidents, fire marshal investigations, computer crimes such as hacking, bribery, credit card fraud, mail and wire fraud, environmental crimes, conspiracy, and Food and Drug Administration crimes.

In the intellectual property arena, Mr. Gasner has represented many well-known corporations in patent and trade secret litigation, including Intel, TSMC, Hyperion Therapeutics, Corus Pharma, ASM, Harris Corporation, Network Appliance, the Industrial Technical Research Institute of Taiwan, Sportvision, and Tahoe Networks. These cases have involved electronics technologies ranging from integrated circuit design and architecture, to semiconductor fabrication equipment, telecommunications, networking, and video graphics, as well as biotechnology topics such as small molecule drug discovery tools, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and regenerative medicine.

With respect to complex corporate litigation and disputes, Mr. Gasner's practice has encompassed a myriad of subject matters. Many have involved the representation of law firms, investment partnerships, venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, advertising agencies, and biotechnology companies.

Stuart Gasner centers his practice in the areas of white collar criminal and securities defense, intellectual property litigation and complex corporate disputes. A federal prosecutor before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Mr. Gasner has tried more than 25 cases to verdict before juries across the United States.

In the field of white collar crime and fraud, Mr. Gasner has 30 years of experience handling criminal trials and investigations, as well as related civil litigation. His cases have spanned a wide range of subject areas, including securities fraud, banking-related crimes, economic espionage, tax shelters, mortgage-backed securities, accounting and revenue recognition fraud, insider trading, antitrust (including international cartels), industrial accidents, fire marshal investigations, computer crimes such as hacking, bribery, credit card fraud, mail and wire fraud, environmental crimes, conspiracy, and Food and Drug Administration crimes.

In the intellectual property arena, Mr. Gasner has represented many well-known corporations in patent and trade secret litigation, including Intel, TSMC, Hyperion Therapeutics, Corus Pharma, ASM, Harris Corporation, Network Appliance, the Industrial Technical Research Institute of Taiwan, Sportvision, and Tahoe Networks. These cases have involved electronics technologies ranging from integrated circuit design and architecture, to semiconductor fabrication equipment, telecommunications, networking, and video graphics, as well as biotechnology topics such as small molecule drug discovery tools, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and regenerative medicine.

With respect to complex corporate litigation and disputes, Mr. Gasner's practice has encompassed a myriad of subject matters. Many have involved the representation of law firms, investment partnerships, venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, advertising agencies, and biotechnology companies.

Showing:

The DOJ's Cartel Enforcement Actions: What You Need to Know in 2017

June 21, 2017

Stuart Gasner will address policy and case developments, enforcement and other critical topics. Read more

Walking the Line between Aggressive and Illegal Business Practices

08/22/2015

Stuart Gasner and his fellow panelists will address this critical topic at the CACJ's White Collar Seminar. Read more

PLI California Trial Advocacy 2015

08/05/2015

Stuart Gasner and Simona Agnolucci will serve as moderator and speaker respectively for PLI's "Cross-Examination; Trial Objections" panel. Read more

Legal Reflections for the Venture Community on the “Serial” Podcast

03/17/2015

Former federal prosecutor Stuart Gasner dug into the transcripts, exhibits and other source materials to examine how this podcast may interest the venture community. Read more

Justice System for White-Collar Defendants is Flawed Top to Bottom

11/17/2014

White-collar criminal defense and civil trial lawyer Stuart Gasner discusses how the justice system is skewed against the accused. Read more

How is the Venture Community Affected by the Criminalization of Trade Secret Law under the Economic Espionage Act?

11/04/2014

Stuart Gasner discusses how under the Economic Espionage Act, even the most run-of-the-mill trade secret case can be prosecuted as a criminal matter. Read more

Credit Suisse: Too Big to Jail?

11/04/2014

Stuart Gasner will discuss the increasing prosecution of corporations culminating in the recent guilty plea of Credit Suisse Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, on tax evasion charges. Read more

When Venture Investors and Companies Clash

09/04/2014

Stuart Gasner speaks about when the relationship between venture capital funds and the companies in which they invest unravels. Read more

Venture Capital Firm Liable For "Aiding And Abetting" Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

07/30/2014

Stuart Gasner discusses a recent California Court of Appeals case which underscores the dangers that await venture capital firms which fund companies in the midst of internal disputes. Read more

NACDL's 4th Annual West Coast White Collar Seminar

06/19/2014

Mr. Gasner will present "New Government Tools: NSA Issues, Warrantless Searches, and Evidence Gathering." Read more

Lawyer Sleuthing Uncovers Copying in Expert Reports

04/03/2014

While litigating a high-profile criminal economic espionage case, Stuart Gasner and his team were able to exclude an expert witness who submitted a report with major sections identical to Wikipedia entries. Read more

DuPont Trade Secrets Case Heads to Trial

01/06/2014

Stuart Gasner leads the defense in this high-profile economic espionage case. Read more

Inside the Litigation Settlement Machine

12/04/2013

Stuart Gasner's article for Corporate Counsel shows when you take a close look at how disputes are resolved, it's not a pretty picture. Read more

Stuart Gasner Provides Insight on Settlement Trends

12/01/2013

Toyota paid more than $1 billion to settle the economic damages MDL on sudden acceleration. So why do some observers say the company won? Read more

California Trial Advocacy 2013

08/07/2013

Stuart Gasner will discuss the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury. Read more

KVN Scores Another Victory in DuPont Trade Secrets Case

02/28/2013

In a victory for Keker & Van Nest, a magistrate judge ordered federal prosecutors to identify which documents - out of a huge trove of discovery produced - they plan to use at an upcoming criminal trial. Read more

Exec Granted $2M Bail In DuPont Trade Secrets Case

02/27/2013

Stuart Gasner, Simona Agnolucci and Katherine Lovett convinced a California federal judge to grant their motion for pretrial release. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Gets Investment Suit Tossed

02/02/2013

A state appeals court says San Mateo County isn't responsible for $20 million in losses suffered by a dozen school districts in a county-run investment fund that had holdings in Lehman Bros. when it collapsed in 2008. Read more

In DuPont Case, Accused Spy Hopes for Pretrial Present

12/21/2012

The man accused of selling U.S. trade secrets to Chinese companies could soon be released on bond, thanks to a push from Stuart Gasner and Simona Agnolucci at Keker & Van Nest. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Helps Revance Therapeutics Regain All Worldwide Rights to Its Botulinum Toxin Products

10/08/2012

Stuart Gasner and Laurie Mims represented Revance, a biotechnology company which develops next-generation dermatology products and therapeutic medicines, in a Delaware Chancery Court bench trial. Read more

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Second Major Victory in $20 Million Suit Over Lehman Bankruptcy

11/12/2011

After convincing the judge to dismiss the plaintiffs' initial complaint, Keker & Van Nest has won a second dismissal, thereby protecting San Mateo County and its former treasurer from a $20 million civil suit. Read more

White Collar Crime Trends

10/27/2011

Stuart Gasner sheds light on why digital communications are increasingly getting executives in legal hot water, and provides practical advice on how to avoid this growing trend. Read more

How Not to Become a White Collar Criminal

09/22/2011

Stuart Gasner draws upon tales from fiction ("Bonfire of the Vanities") and real life (the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading case), to offer tips on writing and preserving e-mails, handling disgruntled employees, and dealing with prosecutors. Read more

Litigating Against the SEC and Other Government Agencies

09/21/2011

Stuart Gasner to speak before the Bar Association of San Francisco. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Partner Stuart Gasner Wins Appeal on Behalf of Former ESSI Exec

07/20/2011

“The decision marks a fitting end to this chapter of SEC enforcement — an enforcement program that went too far in my opinion,” Stuart Gasner told Law360. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Secures Dismissal of $20 Million Suit Against San Mateo County

06/17/2011

Stuart Gasner, Michael Celio and Ajay Krishnan win the dismissal of a suit connected to the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Read more

Prosecutors Drop Case for Lack of Evidence

03/10/2011

Steven Ragland and Stuart Gasner obtain rare voluntary dismissal of already-filed felony charge against company related to worker death. Read more

Stuart Gasner Comments on Wall Street's Most Significant Insider Trading Criminal Case

03/09/2011

Prosecutors open their case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, whose arrest 16 months ago shook the hedge fund world. Read more

Stuart Gasner Provides Insight on Wall Street Insider Trading Case

02/18/2011

Reuters asked Mr. Gasner to comment on the trial of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam. Read more

Stuart Gasner Argued Before the Eighth Circuit in Stock Options Backdating Case

01/11/2011

Judge expressed skepticism over whether federal regulators could hold Mr. Gasner's client liable for failing to tell investors that his company issued backdated stock options to executives. Read more

Stuart Gasner & His Team Defend San Mateo County in Battle Over Lehman Losses

12/24/2010

Mr. Gasner, Mr. Celio and Mr. Krishnan defend San Mateo county and its treasurer from claims made by twelve school districts and the county office of education over Lehman losses. Read more

Stuart Gasner Named Litigator of the Week

02/18/2010

The American Lawyer highlighted Mr. Gasner’s win against the SEC in a criminal options backdating case. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Celebrates Win Against the SEC

02/16/2010

Though plaintiff lawyers continue to achieve great success for investors who claim they were defrauded by the practice, many judges around the nation look skeptically at government efforts to treat stock options backdating as a civil or criminal offense. Read more

SEC Drops Case Against Software Executives

12/20/2005

Federal regulators back down after a five-year legal battle. Read more