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BSLLP has been awarded Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms".

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Successes & Updates

United States v. Bergonzi, et al.

In which Mr. Shapiro successfully sought the reduction of our client’s sentence to time served in San Francisco federal court.

Thompson v. Cohodes

In which our firm is helping defend a well-known critic of corporate mismanagement and accounting manipulations in a defamation lawsuit in Toronto.  

Beaver County Employees’ Retirement Fund, et al. v. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., et al.

In which Mr. Shapiro and Ms. Kollios convinced the district court in San Francisco to quash subpoenas, issued by the defendant company in a securities fraud action, seeking information from our stock analyst client   We have now filed a motion for legal fees as sanctions for the unduly burdensome subpoenas.

In re SEC Matters

We regularly represent analysts who issue reports about domestic and foreign companies engaged in stock market and accounting manipulations and nondisclosures. These reports generate requests for information from our clients by the SEC and foreign regulators, and we help our clients respond to the requests while also seeking to preserve the integrity of our clients’ […]

United States v. Binday

In which Mr. Shapiro represents our client in post-conviction proceedings seeking a new trial under Rule 33 because the government and its witnesses failed to produce evidence that undermined the government’s case.  The original prosecution and appeal involved the government’s use of the “right to control” theory of property, which we contend is an improper […]

United States v. Benson

We represent a number of employees and participants in the profit sharing plan of Energy Research & Generation who were victims of the mismanagement of plan funds by the former CEO.  We have advocated on their behalf with the United States Attorney’s Office, the Department of Labor, and the Internal Revenue Service.

United States v. Montgomery, et al.

United States v. Montgomery, et al. (N.D. Cal.) in which our client was facing life in prison for a drug-related charge. Mr. Shapiro successfully reduced this to a misdemeanor.

United States v. Vassiliev, et al.

United States v. Vassiliev, et al. (N.D. Cal.) in which Ms. Boersch successfully moved to dismiss the indictment in a case charging foreign defendants with wire fraud and bribery.

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