Albert J. Boro Jr.

Albert J. Boro Jr.

Attorney
Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
866-500-5725
Fax:
415-276-5870
Email:

Albert J. Boro, Jr. has more than 30 years of legal experience and is skilled in managing complex litigation and strategic business negotiations. Prior to starting Boro Law Firm, Al Boro served as Senior Vice President Strategic Business Development, General Counsel, and Secretary of SoloPower, Inc., a CIGS solar panel manufacturer in Silicon Valley, and was a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco, practicing in the firm's antitrust and litigation groups. Al served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White (October Term 1987) in Washington, D.C., and Judge Walter J. Cummings of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois.

As a former General Counsel, Al understands the value of legal analysis in business decisions and works with clients to assess alternative strategic paths for accomplishing their objectives. He has represented companies and individuals in the technology, energy, and financial industries. Al appears in state and federal courts in California, and has successfully tried civil and criminal cases to jury verdicts. Al's business litigation practice focuses on antitrust, commercial disputes, contracts, and intellectual property matters.​ His criminal defense practice consists mainly in the defense of federal criminal charges and white collar crimes. He is a trial panel attorney on the Federal Public Defender's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the Northern District of California, and previously served as a trial panel attorney from 1992 to 1999.

Al serves as an Advisor to, and is a past Chair of, the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Section of the California State Bar. He co-authored the Chapter on "Horizontal Combinations" in the treatise California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Revised Edition (2012) and the 2016 update. Al is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Legal Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Al earned his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Master of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Law Journal: Law Journal: California Law Review, Articles Editor, 1985 - 1986
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • Master of Public Policy - 1985
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1982
    • Major: Economics with Honors

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Horizontal Combinations, in California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Revised Edition (2012), 2014 Update, and 2017 Update by Albert Boro, Jr., and Abiel Garcia (upcoming)
  • Legal Ethics Corner, The Ethics of Advising California Marijuana Businesses, BASF Bulletin, September, 2016
  • Legal Ethics Corner, New Civility Guidelines for Professional Conduct, BASF Bulletin, Feb. 2015
  • Legal Ethics Corner, Undocumented Status Does Not Mean You Can't Practice Law, BASF Bulletin, April 2014
  • Horizontal Combinations, in California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law (2009), and 2011 Supplement
  • Banking Disclosure Regimes for Regulating Speculative Behavior, California Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 2, at 431-90 (Mar. 1986)

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker: "Money Laundering", 1999 CJA Panel Seminar, Northern District of California, February 27, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Section of the California State Bar, Advisor and Past Chair
  • Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, Member
  • Legal Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White (October Term 1987), Law Clerk
  • Judge Walter J. Cummings of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois, Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Associate, 1988 - 1993
  • Federal Public Defender Criminal Justice Defense Panel, Northern District of California, Trial Panel Attorney, 1992 - 1999
  • Legal Aid of Marin, San Rafael, California, Consultant, 1993 - 1994
  • Hallinan & Boro and Law Offices of Albert J. Boro, Jr., Partner, 1994 - 2000
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Partner and Of Counsel, 2000 - 2008
  • SoloPower, Inc., Vice President Strategic Business Development, General Counsel and Secretary, 2008 - 2012
  • Active Layer Parametrics, Inc., Board of Directors, 2016 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa