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Patrick M. Ryan Named 2024 Leading Commercial Litigator

On January 24, 2024, Patrick M. Ryan was named Leading Commercial Litigator by the Daily Journal. Since he joined the high-end litigation boutique Bartko LLP, formally operating under the name Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller P.C., Patrick has ascended to become its co-managing partner, member of the firm’s executive committee, head of litigation, and chair of the firm’s antitrust and IP protection groups.

Daily Journal recognizes Bartko as one of the “Top Boutiques” in California

The firm is proud to be recognized in the November 1, 2023 Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the “Top Boutiques” in California.

Bartko Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Bartko is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in one practice area and regionally in eight practice areas.

Five Bartko Lawyers Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

Bartko is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

One Bartko Lawyer Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Bartko is pleased to announce that one lawyer has been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Global Advocaten Unveils Rebrand and Launches New Website

Bartko is proud to announce its membership in Global Advocaten, a network of 23 mid-sized, independent law firms across Europe and the United States. Founded in 1990, Global Advocaten’s member firms have offices in 28 different countries and include over 1,440 lawyers. The network enables our clients to tap into expert lawyers providing worldwide solutions.

Oliver Dunlap Recognized by Judicial Council and Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero for Work on Bench Bar Coalition’s Executive Committee

At the State Bar and Judicial Council’s recent annual conference, Bartko partner and shareholder Oliver Dunlap was recognized for his significant work with the Bench Bar Coalition—a statewide association of judges and leading attorneys whose mission is to enhance communication and coordinate activities with the state, local, and specialty bar associations on issues of common interest to the judicial branch. Oliver has served on the Executive Committee of the Coalition since August 2001, and has been involved in its legislative work, remote court proceedings working group, and various DEI and judicial independence initiatives. He is also active with the California Judges Association’s (CJA) Judicial Fairness Coalition, the Conference of California Bar Associations, and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).

Patrick M. Ryan and Benjamin K. Riley Named “Top 100 Lawyer” in California

September 15, 2023: San Francisco, CA – Patrick M. Ryan—head of Bartko law firm’s Litigation practice and Chair of its Antitrust and IP and Brand Protection groups, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee—and Benjamin K. Riley—a principal in Bartko’s Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee—were both selected by the California Daily Journal as two of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” for 2023.

Bartko Expands Into Chicago and Announces Addition of Principal Jason A. Zweig

July 18, 2023: San Francisco, CA – Bartko Bunzel Miller, P.C., an elite boutique litigation law firm, which specializes in complex litigation, is pleased to announce the addition of Jason A. Zweig as a Principal of the firm. Jason will be a resident in Chicago, representing Bartko’s first office outside of California.

Bartko Scores Victory Against Zazzle, as Federal Judge Resoundingly Rejects Second Attempt to Dismiss Font Designer’s Claims that Zazzle Stole Her IP

On the evening of July 17, 2023, the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District for California, in Laatz v. Zazzle, Inc., et al., Case No. 22-cv-04844-BLF, issued a comprehensive twenty-five-page order resoundingly rejecting Defendant Zazzle, Inc.’s second attempt to dismiss Plaintiff Nicky Laatz’s claims that Zazzle stole three of her most popular fonts and the software that renders them, so that Zazzle could allow tens of millions of its customers and others to use the fonts without any compensation to Ms. Laatz.