Tyson Arbuthnot
Gayle M. Athanacio
Merri A. Baldwin
Ann M. Blessing
Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Walter S. Chen
Jeffery M. Chiow
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
Lauren B. Kramer
S. Amber Lee
Mark J. Linderman
James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Alexis J. Morris
Roland Nikles
Neil H. O'Donnell
Robert M. Osier
Dean D. Paik
Katherine L. Pohl
Sharon Ongerth Rossi
D. Kevin Shipp
Aaron P. Silberman
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Virginia K. Young
Oliya S. Zamaray
Paul M. Zieff


Paul M. Zieff
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Areas of Practice

Mr. Zieff is co-chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications

For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Zieff has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex business disputes in trial and appellate courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings.

Mr. Zieff’s practice embraces individual lawsuits as well as class action proceedings in state and federal court. He has litigated contract, business tort and statutory claims arising in a wide variety of industries and commercial settings, including claims for unfair competition, false advertising, securities fraud, insurance bad faith, professional negligence, environmental contamination and real estate fraud. His clients include educational institutions, venture capital fund managers, advertising agencies, financial institutions, wineries, real estate developers and manufacturing firms, as well as individual officers, directors and principals.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1981
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., Brown University, 1976
With Honors

Bar Admissions
California - 1983




Practices
Complex Commercial Litigation

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

Future Lost Profit Damages in Business Litigation
(PDF)
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, March 2002

Publications



Contact
Robert Dollar Building
311 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415.956.2828
Fax: 415.956.6457
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pzieff@rjo.com