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Stuart Gasner

Stuart Gasner

Keker & Van Nest LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1981
Dartmouth, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

Prior Experience

Assistant United States Attorney, District of Hawaii
Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC


Hon. Roger Robb
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1981-1982


Stuart Gasner centers his practice in the areas of white collar criminal and securities defense, intellectual property litigation and complex corporate disputes.  A federal prosecutor before joining Keker & Van Nest, Mr. Gasner has tried more than 20 cases to verdict before juries across the United States.

In the field of white collar crime and fraud, Mr. Gasner has 30 years of experience handling criminal trials and investigations, as well as related civil litigation.  His cases have spanned a wide range of subject areas, including securities fraud, banking-related crimes, economic espionage, tax shelters, mortgage-backed securities, accounting and revenue recognition fraud, insider trading, antitrust (including international cartels), industrial accidents, fire marshal investigations, computer crimes such as hacking, bribery, credit card fraud, mail and wire fraud, environmental crimes, conspiracy, and Food and Drug Administration crimes.

In the intellectual property arena, Mr. Gasner has represented many well-known corporations in patent and trade secret litigation, including Intel, TSMC, Hyperion Therapeutics, Corus Pharma, ASM, Harris Corporation, Network Appliance, the Industrial Technical Research Institute of Taiwan, Sportvision, and Tahoe Networks.  These cases have involved electronics technologies ranging from integrated circuit design and architecture, to semiconductor fabrication equipment, telecommunications, networking, and video graphics, as well as biotechnology topics such as small molecule drug discovery tools, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and regenerative medicine.

With respect to complex corporate litigation and disputes, Mr. Gasner's practice has encompassed a myriad of subject matters.  Many have involved the representation of law firms, investment partnerships, venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, advertising agencies, and biotechnology companies.


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