Brian C. Rocca focuses on antitrust and complex litigation matters. He is the leader of the firm’s Chambers-ranked California antitrust practice. Brian has worked on litigation, investigation, and counseling matters in many industries, with a particular emphasis on technology and internet-based services. Brian has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of the Top Antitrust Lawyers in California the last two years. He has also been rated by Chambers USA in the antitrust field in consecutive years since 2013.
A strategic mastermind in the boardroom or the courtroom and has an encyclopedic knowledge of our industry and its players.
Brian has litigated numerous complex civil and appellate litigation matters, including class actions and breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation, shareholder derivative, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition matters. As a leading lawyer for beverage distributors in California, he handles a wide array of matters related to brand rights, contractual issues, and regulatory compliance. He provides counseling to a prominent trade association relating to alcohol distribution issues.
Brian served as an assistant district attorney in the Trial Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2007 and 2008, and has tried civil matters in state and federal court and arbitration proceedings.
Brian served as office managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office from 2014-22, during which time the office grew to include more than 200 lawyers and other professionals. Brian has been rated by Chambers USA in the antitrust field for 10 consecutive years. He was the only lawyer in California to recognized by Super Lawyers for nine consecutive years (2009–2017) as a Rising Star in the area of antitrust litigation. Brian was a finalist for Global Competition Review’s Lawyer of the Year – Under 40 in 2016.
In re Google Play Store Antitrust Litigation — Federal and state law antitrust claims