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Robert A. Mittelstaedt - San Francisco, CA

555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

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Updated: 11/18/2013

San Francisco Business and Tort Litigation (USA) Lawyer

Overview

Bob Mittelstaedt is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years experience in complex commercial cases, including antitrust, copyright, unfair business practice, international law claims under the Alien Tort Statute, and employment law - in industries ranging from computer games and gasoline to high-speed internet access and online music stores. He has been responsible for the defense of nationwide class actions and for complex arbitrations, grand jury, and other criminal matters...

About Robert A. Mittelstaedt

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Energy
  • Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
  • Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation
  • Africa Practice
  • Antitrust in the Americas
  • Energy Dispute Resolution
  • Technology

Representative Cases

  • 9th Circuit affirms prisoners' rights to mail printed from the Internet
  • Adobe Systems defends recruiting antitrust litigation (2011)
  • Apple defends against unfair competition and Cartwright Act claims brought in California federal court (2009)
  • Apple defends iPod iTunes antitrust class actions (2012)
  • Apple is third party in DRAM litigation (2009)
  • Bridgestone defeats class certification of Alien Tort Claims Act charges of forced labor on Liberian plantation (2009)
  • Chevron and other oil companies win summary judgment in information-sharing case (2009)
  • Chevron and Unocal successfully resolve antitrust class actions regarding reformulated gasoline (2009)
  • Chevron Corporation defends toxic tort charges involving cancer contraction (2009)
  • Chevron defends allegations of price gouging following Hurricane Katrina (2009)
  • Chevron prevails in California gasoline antitrust litigation (2009)
  • Chevron prevails in U.S. Supreme Court antitrust case involving joint venture pricing (2009)
  • Chevron wins Ninth Circuit affirmance of jury verdict in highly publicized Nigerian human rights case (2009)
  • Daimler Chrysler defends against human rights litigation arising out of Argentina operations (2009)
  • Diebold defends against action under Digital Millennium Copyright Act (2009)
  • Firestone Natural Rubber prevails in Seventh Circuit appeal of summary judgment in widely publicized case under Alien Tort Statute
  • Pacific Bell defends federal antitrust class action suit alleging refusal-to-deal liability related to DSL service (2009)
  • Pacific Bell wins summary judgment in tortious interference and unfair competition litigation (2009)
  • San Francisco Forty Niners settled dispute with the City involving proper maintenance of Candlestick Park
  • SAP's $1.3 billion jury award vacated (2009)
  • SBC California defends antitrust litigation involving DSL and other services (2009)
  • Sherwin-Williams defends lead paint actions brought by California cities and counties (2009)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California

Past Positions

  • Judge William P. Gray, United States District Court, Los Angeles, Law Clerk, 1973 - 1974

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1973
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Claremont Men's College, 1969
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Articles

Published Works

  • Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute, ABTL Report, 2011

Office Information

Address

555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Fax

  • (415) 875-5700

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert A. Mittelstaedt

Included on the 2022 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Northern California Super Lawyers list

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