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Brian C. Rocca

Brian C. Rocca

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Brian Rocca is co-managing partner of Bingham McCutchen’s San Francisco office. He focuses his practice on antitrust and complex commercial litigation matters. Brian is recognized by Chambers USA and is noted for “quickly gaining a reputation as one to watch in the coming years across the antitrust and complex commercial litigation space.” He is also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine from 2009 to 2014 as a “Rising Star” in the antitrust area. In addition to his core antitrust and litigation work, Brian serves as the co-chair of Bingham’s eDiscovery practice.

In the antitrust field, Brian has worked on high-stakes litigation in both civil and criminal contexts, and in a wide range of industries, including microprocessors, networking equipment, electronic memory, mobile and wireless technology, freight forwarding, copier and printer sales and services, and medical products and staffing. Brian regularly advises clients in connection with governmental antitrust investigations and also provides counseling to a prominent trade association relating to alcohol distribution issues.

Brian has litigated numerous complex civil and appellate litigation matters, including class actions, breach of contract, fraud and other competition matters. Brian also handles a wide array of matters for beverage distributors related to brand rights, supplier disputes and regulatory compliance.

Brian has significant trial experience — he served as an assistant district attorney in the Trial Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2007-08 and as lead counsel in a federal civil rights trial in 2005. He also advises clients on cutting-edge electronic discovery and document retention issues, and has litigated several high-profile electronic discovery disputes. 

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Co-author, “Cybersecurity Bill Stalls In Senate, Shifting Attention To Executive Order ,” Bingham alert (April 29, 2013)
  • “Early Case Assessment and the Rule 26(f) Conference, What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know,” Practising Law Institute (Sept. 2012)
  • “Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel Raises Bar for Governmental Seizure of Electronic Data,” Financial Fraud Law Report (November/December 2010)
  • Co-author, “Zubulake Revisited: New E-Discovery Opinion Clarifies Preservation Obligations and Standards for Award of Sanctions,” Bingham alert (January 2010)
  • “Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel Adopts Safeguards For Subjects of Search Warrants Involving Electronically Stored Information,” Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (November 2009)
  • The Social Media Revolution, The Masters Conference, San Francisco (March 2014)
  • Technology Assisted Review, Predictive Coding and New Search Technologies, PLI’s Electronic Discovery Institute 2013: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, New York (2013)
  • Privacy Concerns Facing Multi-National Corporations, The Masters Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (April 2013)
  • Cutting Edge E-Discovery Topics, High Tech Client Seminar, San Jose, Calif. (Jan. 2013)
  • Social Media: Update on Evolving Trends, The Masters Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (April 2012)
  • Social Media: The Intersection of Case Law, Data Privacy and Practical Discovery, The Masters Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (Sept. 2011, and Dec. 2011)
  • e-Discovery: Why to Care About It and How Not to Let It Ruin Your Life, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Francisco, Calif. (May 2011)
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