1. “How Legal Professionals Must Lead in the Age of Machines” by Mark Jackson Featured on LTN

    In Law Technology Today, BEHB partner D. Mark Jackson offers five ways professionals should work with technology to achieve the best outcomes for clients and the legal system. What's the best division of labor between attorneys and machines? How do we develop our human skills and avoid losing them, especially as we spend more time engaged with machines? In the end, how do we ensure machines keep serving humanity, rather than the other way around?

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  2. Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements May Be in Serious Jeopardy

    The United States Supreme Court has granted review in an environmental contamination case that is anticipated to have significant impacts on the regulation of toxic waste sites, environmental litigation, private property rights, the viability of settlement agreements and Consent Orders and insurance of contaminated sites.

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  3. THE HEAT IS ON: Environmental Litigation in the Age of Climate Change

    The warnings are dire. The world has warmed 1°C since the industrial revolution and is on track for a 1.5°C rise before the end of this century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently estimated that the world must reach “net zero CO2 emissions globally by 2050” to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid worst case scenario outcomes.

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  4. 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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  1. All BEHB Name Partners Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers

    Marte J. Bassi, Noel Edlin, Jeremy D. Huie, and Fred M. Blum are featured on the 2020 list of Super Lawyers. Bassi has repeatedly been recognized since 2004 for his success as a Personal Injury Defense attorney. Every year since 2006 Edlin has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation. Huie was designated a Rising Star from 2009-2012, and as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2014 for his expertise in defending clients against personal injury claims. Blum has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Environmental Law since 2004 and more recently in the areas of Business Litigation, Employment, and Labor Law.

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  2. BEHB Closed for Juneteenth in Support of Racial Equality

    Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the fight for racial equality in America. Our office will be closed on Juneteenth in observance of the day in 1865 when the last remaining Black slaves in the Confederacy were emancipated.

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  3. Supreme Court Avoids Major Controversy in High-Stakes CERCLA Ruling

    In August, we reported on a high-stakes environmental contamination case in which landowners near a former copper smelter sought "restoration damages" from Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"), the successor to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. ARCO is already implementing an EPA-approved cleanup plan under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA"), but the plaintiffs' state common law claims could have required ARCO to pay for further cleanup, which would restore their property to the condition it was in before any mining activities commenced.

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  4. BEHB Named to Forbes Top Law Firms List

    Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is featured on the Forbes List of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms. The firm was selected by the Forbes editorial department based on a survey they conducted using Statista, a German online portal for statistics. The survey polled 2,500 lawyers in the United States – both inside and outside counsel – to determine which law firms they trust to handle their legal matters.

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  5. D. Mark Jackson Presenting at HarrisMartin Conference

    D. Mark Jackson will speak at HarrisMartin’s Benzene and Toxic Tort Litigation Conference in Philadelphia on October 3. Honored in the Breach: The Ethical Lawyer in a World of Hacking is co-presented with Tanya Tyer Smitherman of Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, P.C., Dallas. Click here for more information about the conference and here for a copy of the agenda.

Who We Are


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.


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.


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.


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.