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  Robert A. Cutbirth
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Rob Cutbirth is a partner with and chairs the San Francisco-Downtown office, and he also practices in the Sacramento office. Mr. Cutbirth brings more than 30 years of national trial experience in complex multi-party, class and multi-district claims, as well as arguing a number of significant appellate cases.

Mr. Cutbirth’s commercial litigation practice includes the enforcement and defense of local, regional and national companies with respect to intellectual property (including trademark and copyright), trade libel and defamation, unfair business practices (including false advertising, improper pricing, and deceptive bargaining and contracting), and disability accommodation (premises and website accessibility). 

He also regularly manages employment disputes (breach of contract, discrimination/harassment/wrongful termination, stock option/compensation), as well as the defense of directors and officers, lawyers, public accountants, design and construction, and other professionals facing claims of breach of duty or professional negligence.  Mr. Cutbirth also regularly defends and protects the interests of clients in conformity with breach notification, privacy and technology errors and omissions claims.

Serving as outside general and litigation counsel for an array of businesses, including retailers and emerging technology companies, Mr. Cutbirth regularly provides strategic guidance and risk management/risk avoidance services in the areas of vendor, real property, professional services, as well as strategic employer initiates and comprehensive compliance programs intended to protect trade secrets and confidential information, as well as compliance with governing employment laws and best practice standards. This area of Mr. Cutbirth’s practice also includes risk management, where he conducts contract reviews, technology and compliance audits (to ensure corporate and regulatory compliance), and development, implementation, and compliance with regulatory and corporate governance standards, including privacy and data security obligations imposed by law, financing agreements, or directives from owners and governing boards. He also defends TCPA and FDCPA claims.

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