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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER, SEVENTEENTH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111, USA
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Work +1 415 434 9100
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Fax +1 415 434 3947
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www.sheppardmullin.com

Robert Guite

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Work 415.774.3176
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Work Department

Business Trial

Position

Mr. Guite focuses his litigation practice on ERISA and insurance, commercial, construction, class action and products liability matters.

Career

Mr. Guite regularly represents employers/plan sponsors, plan administrators and insurers in ERISA and fiduciary litigation involving health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits and compensation plans defending claims brought by individual participants or beneficiaries and by putative classes. In addition, he counsels retailers and consumer products companies on brand protection and represents companies in unfair competition and false advertising litigation. He regularly defends consumer class actions and has extensive experience litigating cases involving business torts, bad faith, contracts, construction disputes, trade secrets, products liability and mass torts. Mr. Guite is admitted to practice in California, Montana and Washington and regularly represents clients in those jurisdictions.

Education

J.D., University of Montana, 1995, with highest honors, Managing Editor of Montana Law Review; B.A., Seattle University, 1992, magna cum laude


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: litigation

Within: Advertising and marketing: litigation

The 'friendly, approachable and professional' advertising and marketing team at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 'offers clear, pragmatic and commercial advice' in litigation. San Francisco-based Robert Guite and Sascha Henry in Los Angeles successfully defended Starbucks in a class action alleging false advertisement of the volume of its mochas and lattes. In other work highlights, the practice was instructed by Fotona in false advertising challenges brought by its competitor Millennium Dental Technologies relating to laser dental devices used to treat periodontal conditions, and represented Califia Farms in a false advertising claim relating to the 'No Added Sugar' labeling of its tangerine juice product. The team also has experience acting for clients in TCPA litigation. New York-based Paul Garrity, who heads the advertising practice alongside Brian Anderson in San Francisco, is another key name to note.

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