Media

“Just Say No - Protecting Buyers from Unintended Consequences of Reliance Disclaimers in M&A Transactions”
Timothy Miller writes for the Daily Journal, March 9, 2017

“How M&A Buyers Can Guard Against Extracontractual Fraud”
Timothy Miller writes for Law 360, March 6, 2017

“No Sophisticated Buyer Agrees To Be Defrauded: Fraud Carve-Outs and Reliance Disclaimers in M&A Transactions”
Timothy Miller writes for Bloomberg Law, March 1, 2017

“2017 Best Law Firms”
US News & World Report, November 1, 2016

“Valle Makoff Opens Silicon Valley Office”
Valle Makoff LLP Business Litigation Firm Welcomes New Silicon Valley Partner Timothy A. Miller, The Recorder, July 20, 2016

“Valle Makoff LLP Business Litigation Firm Welcomes New Silicon Valley Partner Timothy A. Miller”
PR Web, February 1, 2016

“Private Caucusing in Civil Pretrial Mediations”
by Jeffrey Makoff and Jessica Grynberg
Mediate.com, November 2013

“SF Attorney Jeffrey Makoff Named To 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers List”
PRWeb, July 8, 2013
(Valle Makoff San Francisco Litigation/Mediation Partner, Jeffrey Makoff, named to the 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers for business litigation attorneys. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.)

“Trial Attorney Jeffrey Makoff Named To 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers List”
PRWeb, July 9, 2012
(Jeffrey Makoff named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list as one of the top business litigation attorneys in California for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.)

“Heller, Covington Strike $5M Deal Over Attorney Transfers”
Law360.com, July 21, 2011

“Heller Settles Fee Dispute With Former IP Client”
Law360.com, July 19, 2011
(Valle Makoff LLP, along with co-counsel, settles multi-million dollar dispute and obtains $9 million settlement on behalf of client, Heller Ehrman)

“Nonprofits Sag Under Crush of Cases Involving Financial Industry”
Daily Journal, May 10, 2011
(Reporting that Valle Makoff associate provides award winning pro bono legal services)

“Planet Moon Sees Financial Trouble, Planning Legal Action Against Funders”
January 11, 2011
(Reporting that Valle Makoff Represents Leading Video Game Developer Planet Moon In Video Game Dispute)

"Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"
Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 29, 2010
(Valle Makoff profiled in the Daily Journal)

Jeffrey Valle Named A 2009 Southern California "Super Lawyer"
Law & Politics, Media Inc., February 2009
(Jeffrey Valle was selected by Law & Politics as a 2009 Southern California "Super Lawyer." Law & Politics makes its selections based on surveys of over 800,000 lawyers nationwide who are asked to name the best lawyers they have observed in various fields of practice).

Digital Domain Loses Termination Suit
Daily Variety, July 2, 2009
(Daily Variety reports on our successful wrongful termination lawsuit on behalf of the former President of Digital Domain, a visual effects company).

Jennings Considering Playing In Europe Instead of College
ESPN.com, June 20, 2008
(Jeff Valle is quoted in connection with his representation of Brandon Jennings)

Court Sanctions Fox Broadcasting Company and the owners of American Idol
Valle & Associates recently won a significant victory in its ongoing case against Fox Broadcasting Company and the owners of American Idol on behalf of Adam Pick, who developed a series of website ideas for the American Idol website.  The Defendants removed the lawsuit to federal court, claiming that it was preempted by the Copyright Act.  The federal court recently issued a decision totally rejecting the Defendants arguments, sending the case back to state court, and imposing sanctions of $16,000 against them.

D.A. Won't Alienate Man Over Close Encounters
Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2006
(Jeffrey Valle is interviewed in this article about the Santa Barbra District Attorney’s office relying on a witness who believes he is visited by aliens in a case against one of the firm's clients)

Key Witness in Oil Case Says He’s Regularly Visited By Aliens
Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 16, 2006
(Jeffrey Valle is interviewed in this article about the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office, which is relying on a witness who believes he is regularly visited by an alien, to support a code-violation case against one of Valle & Associates’ clients)

Breaking Down the Legal Issues
Detroit Free Press, September 25, 2006
(Jeff Valle is quoted as an expert on intellectual property law in connection with the novel lawsuit filed by the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson against O.J. Simpson seeking to collect monies arising from Simpson’s right of publicity)

Court Rules Valeant Should Pay $2.4 Million
Associated Press, July 11, 2006
(Wire service story about the firm's victory following four-week jury trial in lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International on behalf of our client, Caleel + Hayden)

Lawsuit Over Web Site is an "Idol" Threat
Los Angeles Business Journal, June 5, 2006
(The firm's lawsuit against the owners of American Idol is highlighted in this article)

Winning Big
Los Angeles Business Journal, April 3, 2006
(Jeff Valle's law firm is profiled in an article that highlights the new business model the firm has developed)

The Contingent Fee Strategy
California CEO, Dec 2005/Jan 2006
By Jeffrey Valle
(Jeffrey Valle discusses the benefits to California CEOs of the contingent fee approach in business litigation)

Wanted: A Few Good Arguments
Los Angeles Lawyer, October 2005
By Jeffrey Valle
(Jeffrey Valle discusses the benefits of making fewer, but better, legal
arguments)

The Contingency Option: A New Choice For Corporate Litigation
Corporate Counsel Weekly, August 10, 2005
By Jeffrey Valle and Ben Whitwell
(discussing the value of contingency fee litigation in corporate litigation)

Contingency Fees: A New Option for Complex Business Litigation
The Corporate Counselor, July 2005
by Jeffrey Valle and Ben Whitwell
(Jeff Valle and Ben Whitwell discuss further the contingent fee model for business cases)

General Counsel Experiment With Contingency Fees
Corporate Legal Times, June 2005
by Jarrett Banks
(Jeffrey Valle is interviewed extensively for this article on business contingency cases)

A Fee-For-All
Corporate Counsel, June 2005
by Ben Whitwell and Jeffrey Valle
(A new look at the business contingency option)

The Risky Litigation
Legal Times, May 23, 2005
by Jeffrey Valle and Ben Whitwell
(discussing the pros and cons of business contingency litigation)

Ninth Circuit Revives Antitrust Action Against Avid, Former Competitor
Metropolitan News-Enterprise, September 3, 2003
(Story about the firm's precedent-setting case on antitrust “standing” in an entertainment industry
technology case)

Negotiating Into - or Out of - a Job In Tough Times
Business 2.0 Magazine, August 1, 2003
(Jeff Makoff quoted on effective strategies for employment compensation negotiations)