Peter Kirwan

The Santa Clara judge, who teaches mediation on the side, gave lawyers the prompt they needed to resolve a decade-old class action over Intel’s Pentium 4 processors.

Patrick Gunn

A suit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over a $1.7 million real estate deal withstood the Cooley partner’s first strike.

David Drummond

Google’s GC received cash compensation and stock awards totalling nearly $10 million last year. ‘Nuf said.

Dennis Herrera

The S.F. city attorney triumphantly announced an outside agency had denied a former deputy’s whistleblower claim. But the decision based on statutory time limits hardly exonerates his office.