Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Marshall Grossman Leaves Bingham McCutchen LLP for Orrick
By a MetNews Staff Writer
High-stakes business litigator and former Commission on Judicial Performance Chairperson Marshall B. Grossman has left Bingham McCutchen LLP and joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner.
Grossman told the MetNews:
MARSHALL B. GROSSMAN
It was a matter of where I felt my practice would best fit. I have good friends and colleagues at Orrick and I felt my clients would best be served with the diversity of talent that Orrick currently enjoys.
In a press release, Orrick described Grossman as a titan of the Los Angeles litigation bar with a distinguished record of success in high-stakes cases.
Also moving to Orrick as a partner is intellectual property lawyer Stacy Weinstein Harrison, who worked with Grossman both at Bingham and at Alschuler Grossman, which merged with Bingham in 2007.
Grossman has both prosecuted and defended commercial litigation matters throughout his career.
He served as a commissioner, and later as chair, of the CJP from 2001 to 2010, and as a member of the California Coastal Commission from 1981 to 1986.
Grossman led the trial team of Arthur Andersen, formerly one of the largest accounting firms and auditor of Enron, in its successful defense of a $1 billion class action securities fraud lawsuit.
He has defended Apple Computer Inc. in patent infringement litigation, Blockbuster in consumer class action and patent infringement litigation filed by Netflix, and Packard Bell, the computer manufacturer, in its battle with Compaq.
Grossman has counseled J.K. Rowling, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Larry King on various matters.
A former board member at both the Public Counsel and United Way, Grossman is a board member with Jewish Big Brothers-Big Sisters and as national trustee with the American Jewish committee.
Chambers USA has named him a leading lawyer in litigation for five years.
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Grossman as a leading lawyer in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Entertainment Law and Commercial Litigation every year since 1991.
He received the Excellence in Advocacy Award, in 2013, from the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and in 2010, the Century City Bar Association presented him with the award for Litigator of the Year.
He has been named an honoree by the Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles Jewish Federation Legal Division, and the American Jewish Committee.
Grossman received his law degree, graduating Order of the Coif, from the University of Southern California, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
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