Several publications covered the arrival of John Worden and Jean-Paul Cart, partners, and Steven Swaney, counsel, at the firm’s national Commercial Litigation Practice in the San Francisco office. Publications included The Recorder on July 2, 2020, Law360 and Bloomberg Law on June 29, Los Angeles CityBizList on June 28, Lawfuel on June 27, and General Counsel News on June 26.
Mr. Worden is a trial lawyer who has tried more than 50 cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and before judges, juries, and binding arbitration panels across the country. Although most of his trials have been on the defense, he has also won four seven- and eight-figure plaintiff verdicts. He practices throughout the U.S., and in addition to being admitted in California, is admitted in Nevada (where he has tried—and won—seven cases to verdict).
Mr. Cart represents clients in complex business litigation matters in all varieties of business torts and commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, trademark infringement, securities and derivative class actions, licensing and contract actions, insurance disputes, privacy litigation, ADA website accessibility and Proposition 65 claims, and other, related commercial litigation. He provides pre-litigation risk analysis and counseling to clients involved in complicated transactions. His experience also covers all aspects of litigation, from declaratory relief actions to nine-figure demands.
Mr. Swaney is a seasoned trial attorney with experience in all aspects of litigation. His practice focuses on the defense against consumer class actions involving allegations of product defect, fraud, false advertising, breach of warranty, and other claims across a wide variety of industries, including automotive, electronics, and children’s products. As a former assistant United States attorney in the District of Columbia and Maryland, he has tried more than 20 cases before juries and coordinated in excess of 100 grand jury investigations.