Profile

Beko is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated antitrust, securities, and intellectual property matters for plaintiffs and defendants. Beko has represented clients in federal and state courts, and also before government agencies in the United States and other countries. 

Helping clients navigate their most complex litigation and obtain favorable outcomes, Beko has acted on behalf of Sony, Oracle, Tyco, Broadcom, American Express, HSBC, and others. Beko has worked on six trials in which he obtained favorable judgments and also defended those judgments on appeal. Beko brings considerable experience and enthusiasm to his work, and he often plays a lead role in connection with critical discovery issues, motion practice, and trial-related work. 

Beko has also contributed to the firm’s pro bono efforts and handled various matters on behalf of individuals. He represented the plaintiffs in their successful challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which restored the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Beko played a key role in the efforts to prepare that case for trial, during trial, and on appeal. Beko also has represented individuals as plaintiffs and defendants, including in defamation, contract, and fraud matters.

Beko was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

Experience

Beko’s experience includes:

  • Representing Oracle in various matters, including in a copyright infringement case that resulted in a $1.3 billion jury verdict in favor of Oracle
  • Representing the plaintiffs in the successful constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California
  • Representing Sony in class action and individual antitrust cases alleging price-fixing
  • Representing Broadcom in antitrust litigation and international complaints regarding abuse of industry standardization processes and monopolization of key mobile wireless products
  • Representing investment funds as plaintiffs in two significant securities fraud actions, asserting claims under federal and state law
  • Representing HSBC in RMBS-related litigation, including an action brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Representing Tyco in a nationwide securities fraud class action and various related matters 
  • Representing American Express in a nationwide class action involving unfair competition law and contract claims, and obtaining a trial judgment for American Express on all claims
  • Representing Starr International in action where AIG sought control of billions of dollars in Starr assets and jury returned verdict in Starr’s favor

Publications & Presentations

Lockheed Martin and California's Limits on Class Treatment for Medical Monitoring Claims, 31 Ecology L.Q. 615 (2004)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.; Articles Editor, Ecology Law Quarterly
  • Kenyon College, B.A. , summa cum laude, Religion; Highest Honors; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

Bars

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court