The firm’s three principal attorneys are William Markham, Dorn Bishop, and Jarod Bona. Mr. Markham is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former antitrust litigator in a leading global law firm who established his own law practice early in his career in order to become a trial lawyer. He has litigated, tried, and appealed cases in California for the past thirty-two years and now works principally on antitrust matters, trademark offenses, complex business litigation, complex real estate litigation, and securities fraud. Mr. Bishop, who is “of counsel” to the firm, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, a former clerk to a federal judge, a former partner in a leading global law firm, and a former Assistant United States Attorney, who in this capacity conducted more than twenty jury trials, winning all of them. He has practiced law for thirty years, working principally on insurance matters, white-collar crime, and business litigation. Mr. Bona, who is “of counsel” to the firm, is also a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as a former clerk to a federal appellate judge and former antitrust litigator in a leading global law firm. He has practiced law for sixteen years and devotes his practice to antitrust matters and complex commercial litigation. We also employ other highly qualified attorneys who work under the direct supervision of one or more of our principal attorneys.
In larger cases, we are able to assemble a first-class team of highly qualified attorneys and paralegals on short notice by calling upon professionals who are already well known to us. By using flexible staffing and outside service providers whose work we trust, we can litigate complex cases against leading global law firms and respond to full-fledged government investigations and prosecutions. We perform our work at the highest degree of proficiency while offering reasonable rates and alternative fee arrangements made possible by our flexible cost structure.
Messrs. Markham, Bishop, and Bona have each been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyers.com, a highly respected, independent rating service that lists the leading attorneys in specified practice areas in the different regions of the United States. All three have also received the highest possible rating of “Superb” from Avvo.com, the online attorney evaluation service that rates every practicing attorney in the United States. All three have taught courses to other lawyers and written well-received articles and commentaries on the law. Mr. Markham has spoken about antitrust law, other legal topics, and specific cases on various national and regional media, including the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, CNN, KNBC, ESPN, and Univision.
Our clients have included publicly held corporations (including global firms), private companies (large and small), start-ups, joint ventures, government entities, officers and directors, partners, investors, lenders, prominent individuals, and other individuals who have suffered harm from legal wrongs.
Above all, we are dedicated to our work and professional excellence. We treat each matter as a unique challenge and always strive to obtain the best possible results for our clients in their most challenging and important legal matters.
On this site you will find articles on the law and trial practice written by Mr. Markham, as well as more specific information about our practice areas, methods, trial victories, large settlements, and successful outcomes in antitrust cases. We welcome your inquiry and hope that we can assist you in your matter or refer you to another law firm that can do so.
Our Recent Articles
The Qualcomm Case Isn’t Even a Close Call: Qualcomm Blatantly Misused Its Standard-Essential Patents to Restrain Trade and Monopolize Markets. By William Markham (© 2020).
The Extraordinary Qualcomm Case. The defining antitrust issues of our time are at stake in the landmark case of Fed Trade Comm'n v. Qualcomm Inc., (N.D. Cal. 2017, Case No. 17-CV-00220-LH) ("Qualcomm"). Qualcomm specifically concerns standard-essential patents and...
The DOJ’s Investigation of the Auto Producers’ Draft Agreement with California: It Is Misguided and Likely an Abuse of Power. By William Markham © 2019
The United States Department of Justice has reportedly begun an antitrust investigation of four major automakers for possible unlawful collusion in violation of United States antitrust law. The cause of this investigation? The automakers tentatively agreed with the...
I respectfully and strongly disagree with the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Amex case, in which the Supreme Court ruled, by a narrow 5-4 majority, that the government plaintiffs had failed to establish a prima facie case against American Express Company...
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