• Coblentz Client Verdict Recognized by National Law Journal as one of 100 Top Verdicts of 2014

    T. Wade Welch & Associate / DISH Network v. OneBeacon Insurance Co. was named to the National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2014.” This verdict was #63 nationally and #8 in Texas in 2014.

    Coblentz represented DISH Network L.L.C. in a ten-day federal jury trial in Houston, Texas. The trial took place in October 2014  in Houston and involved complicated insurance coverage and legal malpractice issues. The jury deliberated for only three hours before returning a verdict awarding DISH and its co-defendant $34.5 million.

    The trial team included Richard Patch, Rees Morgan, Mark Hejinian and Howard Slavitt.

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  • Clifford Yin Featured in Law360 Minority Powerbroker Series

    Coblentz partner Clifford Yin was featured in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers series. In the question and answer series, Cliff shared his perspective on law firm diversity and issues facing minority lawyers today, stating that “Allowing lawyers of color to formulate and influence strategy and policy and to serve as role models for up-and-coming lawyers is critical, not just to a firm’s diversity efforts but to its ability to compete, succeed and grow. I am fortunate enough to be a partner in a firm that places an enormous value in hiring, retaining and promoting attorneys of color and women.”

    Read the Q&A here.

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  • Paul Tauber Appointed Civilian Observer to GTMO Military Commission Trial

    Coblentz partner Paul Tauber was appointed as a civilian observer on behalf of the Pacific Council on International Policy to observe a week of pre-trial hearings in the U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the alleged mastermind of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, and stands trial along with four others. In 2013 the Pacific Council was granted official NGO observer status at the Military Commission at GTMO, joining a group of organizations, including the American Bar Association and Amnesty International, that have the privilege of sending a representative to observe proceedings at GTMO.

    Paul Tauber’s GTMO assignment follows the lead of the late William (Bill) Coblentz, who was also appointed as an observer by the American Bar Association in 1989 when he traveled to Singapore on behalf of the ABA to observe the trials of four Singaporean lawyers accused of conspiring to undermine the government.

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  • Coblentz Counsels Seller of Burlingame Point Office Site

    Coblentz attorneys Pamela Duffy, Aaron Foxworthy and Misti Schmidt counseled seller 350 Beach Road LLC in the entitlement and nearly $48M sale of an 18-acre office site property in Burlingame Point to a Chinese investment group. The site is approved for office, life science, retail and restaurant uses, and described by the San Francisco Business Times as “the most significant office project to rise in Burlingame in years.”

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