Brian C. Rocca

Brian Rocca is co-managing partner of Bingham’s San Francisco office. He focuses his practice on antitrust and complex commercial litigation matters. Brian is recognized by Chambers USA (2013 and 2014) and is noted for “quickly gaining a reputation as one to watch in the coming years across the antitrust and complex commercial litigation space.” Clients have been “very impressed” by his “great judgment” and willingness to “roll up his sleeves and really dive in deep to understand the case,” as well as his strategic mindset. He is also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine from 2009 through 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 networking equipment, MP3 technology, electronic memory, mobile and wireless technology, microprocessors, 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.

Brian is a long-standing member of the firm’s Northern California Regional Hiring Committee, and he also serves as a Workflow Coordinator for litigation associates in Northern California.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust, 2) Competition and Trade Regulation, 3) Commercial Litigation, 4) Compliance, 5) Class Actions, 6) eDiscovery, 7) Appellate, 8) Distribution and Franchise Law: Counseling, 9) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 10) Privacy and Security and 11) Data Security
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of California, Davis, B.A., 1999
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Bingham McCutchen LLP
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