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Reid Mullen has repeatedly confronted novel and complex legal issues and persuaded judges and juries to rule for his clients. His comfort and creativity in uncharted territory has generated highly influential victories for clients ranging from leading technology companies to a wrongfully-convicted client who not only won his freedom, but received significant compensation from the state after his release.

Reid Mullen has repeatedly confronted novel and complex legal issues and persuaded judges and juries to rule for his clients. His comfort and creativity in uncharted territory has generated highly influential victories for clients ranging from leading technology companies to a wrongfully-convicted client who not only won his freedom, but received significant compensation from the state after his release.

Two Keker, Van Nest & Peters Trial Teams Win CLAY Awards

03/15/2017

Eleven lawyers from two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams representing Google and Arista received California Lawyer of the Year awards from the Daily Journal for intellectual property trial wins. Read more

Trial Victory for Google Wins Top Defense Verdict Award for 2016

February 17, 2017

The jury accepted Google’s “fair use” defense in the copyright case, zeroing out Oracle’s billion dollar claim. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Wins Two Top Defense Verdicts of 2016

February 17, 2017

Bob Van Nest led two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams on behalf of clients Google and Arista, respectively, that were recognized as top defense verdicts in California. Read more

IP Group of the Year: Keker & Van Nest

January 25, 2017

Trial wins for Google and Arista in high stakes patent and copyright cases led to Keker & Van Nest being named IP Group of the Year by Law360. Read more

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero

06/01/2016

Google's lead attorney Robert Van Nest and his team won an epic victory in a courtroom battle between two Silicon Valley giants. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Elevates Reid Mullen and Michelle Ybarra to Partner

01/06/2016

Both attorneys have played key roles in several of the firm’s recent noteworthy matters. Read more

Reid Mullen Named 1 of Daily Journal's "5 Associates to Watch"

01/28/2015

The Daily Journal recognized five associates as California's rising legal stars. Read more

Judge tosses out fired executive's lawsuit against Netflix, Amazon.com

09/16/2014

Rachael Meny and her team protected Netflix Inc. from claims made by a former executive, who believed the company blacklisted him from employment at Amazon. Read more

Bob Van Nest and Christa Anderson Lead Google to Victory in Patent Infringement Case

04/18/2013

Suffolk Technologies alleged the Google Adsense advertising placement technology infringed one of Suffolk’s patents. Read more

Innocent Man Freed After 7 Years in Prison

02/26/2013

Ronald Ross, wrongly convicted of a 2006 shooting in Oakland, wept as he was ordered released by a judge after spending nearly seven years behind bars. Read more

Keker & Van Nest and The Northern California Innocence Project Exonerate Innocent Man

02/22/2013

Ronald Ross exonerated of attempted murder charge after serving nearly seven years of 25-to-life sentence. Read more

Inmate Exonerated in '06 Oakland Shooting

02/16/2013

Keker & Van Nest devoted more than 2,000 hours to freeing a man wrongfully convicted of attempted murder. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Awarded Top Defense Verdict of 2012

02/13/2013

Christa Anderson offers her insights into how Keker & Van Nest defeated Oracle Corp.'s $6 billion copyright and patent case on behalf of Google. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Defense Verdict for Google in High-Stakes Battle with Oracle

05/23/2012

Keker & Van Nest bested Oracle's legal team, who were unable to secure any significant wins during the multiphase five-week trial. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Drastically Limits Damages in Copyright Phase of Oracle v. Google Smartphone War

05/07/2012

Partial verdict in Oracle-Google case seen as setback for Oracle. Read more

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