Publications

  1. Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Put a Fork in Bitcoin

    Legal technology aficionados took notice last month when a segment of the bitcoin community created a hard fork to accommodate a “block” size increase in the hopes of facilitating transaction capacity growth. That fork created “Bitcoin Cash,” a cryptocurrency that is distinct from the main bitcoin blockchain. What does this mean and why are bitcoin and blockchain relevant to the practice of law? Managing Partner Noel Edlin explores the topic in this Law Technology Today article.

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  2. Virtual Reality Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

    Managing Partner Noel Edlin is keenly interested in how virtual reality will revolutionize the practice of law. Noel explores this topic in an article from the December 12, 2016 edition of Law Technology Today, an online resource for the legal community provided by the American Bar Association.

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  3. Neuroscience and the Rules of Evidence

    Many of us assume a witness can readily distinguish personal experience from knowledge gained through other means such as friends, television, or the internet. What if these assumptions are incorrect and witnesses cannot easily parse out what they personally perceived, what they learned from other sources, and what they extrapolated from either context? Founding Partner Fred M. Blum explores how the evidence code is based on an outmoded understanding of how the human brain works in this SF Attorney Magazine piece.

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  4. ABA Blog Post: How Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum Won with Predictive Analytics

    In mid-2013, our small team of trial specialists had just begun defending the City of Fort Bragg, California in a complex environmental case. Our opponent, deep-pocketed Georgia Pacific and their 700-lawyer firm, was formidable. To build our case and prove the City was not responsible for contamination at a 120-year-old lumber mill, we needed to review more than 11 million documents in a wide variety of file formats spanning 12 decades. Millions of dollars in clean-up costs the City and its taxpayers couldn’t afford were at stake. Adding to the challenge, our trial deadline left us very little time to get the job done.

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News

  1. Noel Edlin Joins UC Hastings Board of Trustees

    SAN FRANCISCO: Monday, October 29, 2018 - UC Hastings College of the Law appointed Managing Partner Noel Edlin to its Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, Noel will help guide the school's policies and financial strategies while playing an important role in transforming the campus. This is an exciting time to be a Trustee because the school is planning a major revitalization that includes student housing developed in partnership with UCSF, extensive improvements to existing spaces, and a new state-of-the-art building befitting a 21st century legal education.

    "The way we practice law is changing at lightning speed," says Edlin. "UC Hastings is adapting to provide an exceptional legal education based on how the profession and tools we use are rapidly evolving."


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  2. Earl L. Hagström and Erin K. Poppler Speaking at Climate Change Symposium

    Decision-makers are growing increasingly concerned about the new and vexing challenges in environmental litigation that climate change will cause. On Thursday, September 6, Earl L. Hagström and Erin K. Poppler will speak at the AIRROC / EECMA Climate Change Symposium about the ways in which government entities, the international community, and corporations are responding to climate change. An impressive line-up of speakers will be addressing other pressing legal, scientific, and business issues brought on by climate change. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about these critical issues and get prepared to effectively confront them.
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    • Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
    • Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Location: Convene at Cira Centre | 2929 Arch Street (@30th Street Station) | Philadelphia, PA
    • Registration: $295 (Three or more attendees from one company: $225.00 per attendee. Please contact Cyndy Noonan at [email protected] for multiple registrations.)
  3. BEHB Wins 9-3 Defense Verdict in High-Stakes Catastrophic Injury Trial

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 3, 2018: Yesterday nine jurors in a Los Angeles Superior courtroom agreed with the arguments made by Fred M. Blum, Michael E. Gallagher, and Lisa M. Stevenson and exonerated the firm’s client, Catalina Cylinders.

    "Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum handled this case beautifully from start to finish," said Catalina Cylinders President & CEO Rick Hill. "They are brilliant trial lawyers who know how to defend clients against costly catastrophic injury claims. We would hire this dream team again in a heartbeat."

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  4. Jeremy D. Huie to Present at Perrin Conferences’ National Asbestos Litigation Conference

    BEHB Partner Jeremy D. Huie will speak on a panel titled Jurisdictional Update - Overview of the Most Active and Emerging Jurisdictions at Perrin Conferences' National Asbestos Litigation Conference being held October 1-3, 2018 at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. During the conference speakers and panel discussions will cover topics such as National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation, The Insurance and In-House Counsel Perspectives Roundtable, Update on Talc Litigation, Overview of Lung Cancer Filings and Verdicts, and National Legal Decisions Directly Impacting Asbestos Litigation. See the complete agenda here.
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Who We Are

Experienced

Founded by trial lawyers, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is a firm specializing in complex litigation.  With more than 100 trials to verdict, over 100 appeals, and thousands of mediations, we offer clients the unique blend of large firm experience and small firm agility.   Our Law & Motion Department delivers work product that frequently results in dismissals.  With every matter, we strive to achieve early resolution while keeping costs under control.

Diverse

Our belief that diverse perspectives result in the most innovative thinking is one of the cornerstones of our firm culture.  We work to advance diversity through recruitment, mentoring, and retention of top talent.  Our team is made up of people from backgrounds that are highly diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexual orientation.  Given the diversity of our own firm, we can bring fresh ideas and creative solutions to the table when helping clients confront their toughest legal issues.

Cutting-Edge

We invest in innovative technology and continuing education to work smarter and decrease costs.  To prepare for court, we work with experts and artists to craft powerful visual exhibits and use cutting-edge software to manage the e-discovery process.  Using predictive coding in conjunction with traditional e-discovery methods, we can review large document caches more quickly and accurately, while dramatically reducing litigation costs.

Service-Oriented

Serving a diverse nationwide clientele from our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are committed to exceeding our clients' expectations.  We look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact us anytime.