Representative Experience

Achieved a win for a state university, adding a professor and lab assistant as co-inventors on NIH’s Velcade® patents, a cancer drug with annual worldwide sales exceeding $2 billion.


Represented a major academic medical center in successfully resolving class actions seeking statutory damages for the unauthorized disclosure of patient health information by a vendor.


Handled the first California case extending the administrative mandamus requirement to a student disciplinary process, obtaining dismissal of the student’s lawsuit in the trial court and affirmance on appeal.

Practice Area Highlights

Our Education lawyers have been recognized for their unparalleled experience and superior client service in:

  • AntitrustThe Legal 500 U.S. and U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers have recognized Pillsbury’s Antitrust practice as among the best nationally.
  • Appellate – Our Appellate practice is top-tier ranked by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers and our lawyers and practice are recognized by Chambers USA and other ranking organizations.
  • Aviation – Pillsbury’s Aviation, Aerospace & Transportation practice ranked Tier 1 in Chambers USA 2016.

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  • CommunicationsChambers Global recognizes our Communications/FCC practice as one of the best in the world.
  • Construction – Awarded the “2016 Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, reflecting their preeminence in the field of Construction Law.
  • Export & Technology Transfer ControlsChambers USA rates the firm’s International Trade practice as top tier, and both Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank three of its partners as leading lawyers in the area of International Trade.
  • Global SourcingChambers & Partners has repeatedly recognized Pillsbury’s Outsourcing, Information Technology practice as among the best globally. The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals selected Pillsbury as among the “World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors” (2009 – 2016).
  • Health CareChambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. have recognized members of Pillsbury’s Health Care practice.
  • Insolvency & Restructuring – Our Insolvency & Restructuring lawyers are regarded as among the top in the nation with recognitions from Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers and IFLR 1000, among others.
  • Insurance Recovery & Advisory – The members of Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice are consistently ranked by Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and The Legal 500.
  • Litigation – Pillsbury’s Litigation practice is nationally ranked by The Legal 500. BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 placed Pillsbury’s Litigation practice in its “Awesome Opponents” tier of “highly regarded and fierce litigators.”
  • Privacy & Data ProtectionChambers Global has recognized Pillsbury for having one of the world’s foremost privacy and information law practices.
  • Public Policy & Political Law – Pillsbury Public Policy practice and its lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA every year since 2006.
  • Public-Private Partnerships/Public-Private Ventures – Our firm has garnered top rankings in this practice area from U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and The Legal 500.
  • Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Law – Pillsbury’s Environmental team achieved national recognition from U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers in 2017 and our environmental and real estate lawyers are ranked by both Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S.
  • Tax – Our Tax practice has repeatedly been recognized for excellence by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S. and U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers.