September 27, 2023

The Daily Journal has named partner Eduardo Santacana among its Top 40 Under 40 2023, an annual listing of “the best California lawyers under 40.”

Eduardo is a leading litigator based in Willkie’s San Francisco office who regularly represents public entities and major technology companies in complex commercial disputes, including consumer class actions and contract disputes, as well as intellectual property litigation.

The profile of Eduardo recognizes his recent work for tech giant Google in a high profile digital privacy case. Regarding the wide scope of his practice and the state of the market, Eduardo commented, “Most of my practice is privacy related but I like to do all kinds of general commercial litigation. There are busy dockets in Northern California with privacy class actions that a tech company has invaded someone’s privacy. It’s a relatively new area of law. Not that long ago, consumer fraud was the most popular class action.”

The profile also discusses Eduardo’s commitment to giving back to the community. His work alongside the ACLU in a lawsuit against Kern County for systemically denying poor misdemeanor defendants their constitutional rights to counsel and due process is highlighted. In addition, his pro bono work on immigration asylum cases, including helping people who have fled the Taliban in Afghanistan, is mentioned.  Regarding his commitment so social justice cases, Eduardo noted, “One thing I’m always doing is representing people in the immigration system; I find it fulfilling.” 

Read the full profile here. (Subscription required) 

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