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Peter H. Bales

Peter H. Bales

Senior Counsel


  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


Peter H. Bales represents clients in civil litigation, at trial and appellate levels, in state and federal courts. His expertise includes complex business disputes, financial institutions litigation, trade secrets and unfair competition litigation, employee mobility disputes, intellectual property disputes, and class actions. In addition to other facets of the litigation process, Mr. Bales advises his clients on alternative dispute resolution options that are available in both state and federal court, such as mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Bales has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2013 to 2016. He is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the San Francisco Barristers Club, and the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. He also co-developed and continues to manage a yearly law student trial competition at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Law.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • UC Berkeley School of Law
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Law | Litigation | Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility


Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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