Mr. David Bruce will present “Making Your Case” as part of a one-day seminar on Landslides sponsored by the Seminar Group, October 25th 2018, at the Washington Athletic Club. This seminar is an opportunity for attorneys, claims professionals, and others to learn the nuts and bolts of landslides in Washington. Slope movement events in western Washington have become more frequent and more severe over the last few decades. These, in turn, have led to more landslide litigation, enhanced oversight, and regulation of ...


Michele Stephen and Miles Yanick will be attending the IR Global Annual Event in London on October 13 – 16, 2018.  The focus of this event is “Communication Matters”.  Simply  put,  effective  business  communication  is  the  lifeblood  of  any  organization.  It  helps  you  convey  your  ideas;  lead,  guide,  and motivate  your  employees;  and  resolve  conflicts  and  issues.  To  tackle  this  subject,  we  will  share  experiences  and  hear  from  a  variety  of  experts  including  world  renowned top  ...


Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list: David N. Bruce - Commercial Litigation Duncan E. Manville - Commercial Litigation James P. Savitt - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property Stephen C. Willey - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual ...


SBW Welcomes Rena Chng

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Rena Chng has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chng was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, and an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, in Palo Alto, CA.  Ms. Chng has represented clients in the technology, telecommunications, financial, insurance, and agriculture industries.  She is a 2000 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. Welcome, Rena!


Five lawyers from Savitt Bruce & Willey have been selected as “Best Lawyers” for the 24th edition of Best Lawyers in America. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, through a confidential evaluation and voting process. Duncan Manville joins Dave Bruce, Miles Yanick, Steve Willey and Jim Savitt in recognition of their outstanding work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation ...


Our website has a blog. We think (hope?) it is good—that it has articles of interest to our clients and our colleagues at the bar, and that it sometimes is not just interesting but amusing. (E.g. here and here.) It doesn’t have a name, though, and don’t all good blogs have a name? Well, we like a musical as much as anyone else, and we can recognize much of ...


Savitt Bruce & Willey has been named a “core, go-to firm” for professional services litigation in a survey of more than 950 top legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations. The survey, BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries, is in its 16th year. Results are based on in-depth telephone interviews each year with corporate counsel and executives with control over outside firm retention. BTI says it ...


SBW Welcomes Michael Caputo

We are pleased to announce that Michael J. Caputo has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP. Prior to joining our firm, Mike was an associate with Jones Day in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, and also a magna cum laude graduate of Seattle University. We eagerly welcome Mike back to our team: he worked with us as a legal assistant in ...


SBW Dominates Top 100

We try to be modest (at least as modest as trial lawyers can be). But we can’t help but mention this: all five of our firm’s partners were named as Washington SuperLawyers for 2017 (Dave Bruce, Jim Savitt, Michele Stephen, Steve Willey and Miles Yanick), and four made the list of the Top 100 lawyers in Washington. See 2017 Washington Superlawyers Top 100 list. ...


Geekwire sought out SBW partner Steve Willey's experience and expertise for its recent article on Amazon's decisions about when to seek to enforce the non-competition provisions in its employment agreements. In "It's Business, and it's Personal: How Amazon Web Services Decides to Enforce Non-Compete Contracts", (Geekwire, June 15 2017), Steve offered input about the practical, business considerations that are often relevant to enforcement of non-competes and other contractual restrictive covenants. (See also our blog post on "