Paul Riehle Joins Shartsis Friese Litigation Practice

Shartsis Friese LLP announced that Paul Riehle has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation department.

Mr. Riehle joins the firm from Sedgwick LLP in San Francisco where he was a partner, chairing its antitrust practice group and co-chairing its class action task force.  Over more than 30 years, he has litigated antitrust and other complex litigation matters, and has tried cases to verdict in federal and state court, including every county in the Bay Area.  Mr. Riehle is the immediate past Chair of the California State Bar’s Antitrust, Unfair Competition Law and Privacy Section.

Many of Mr. Riehle’s cases have involved alleged classes, and he has successfully opposed certification of classes brought by both businesses and consumers.  “Paul has tremendous experience and expertise in the areas of antitrust, class actions and general corporate litigation.  He will have an immediate impact on our already strong litigation practice,” said firm founding partner Arthur Shartsis.

Mr. Riehle commented, “I am delighted to be joining Shartsis Friese and am looking forward to working with this extremely talented group of lawyers to help grow the firm’s antitrust and class action litigation capabilities.”

Mr. Riehle received his JD from the University of California Hastings College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Constitutional Law Quarterly, and his BA from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, where he served as Student Body President.  Mr. Riehle is also a founding member and on the International Board of Directors of SurfAid International, a humanitarian relief organization.

Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Shartsis Friese LLP has over 60 lawyers. The firm has extensive trial and business litigation experience, including securities enforcement defense, and a complex transactional practice focused on investment advisers, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, family wealth planning, tax, venture capital, intellectual property and real estate.