Alex Bukac is an associate in the Brand Integrity and Innovation Group, the Litigation and Appeals, Intellectual Property, and Blockchain and Digital Assets groups. Mr. Bukac works with clients to protect their brand portfolio through unique and effective enforcement mechanisms.
Before joining Sideman & Bancroft, Mr. Bukac gained broad litigation experience representing diverse clients in a wide variety of industries. He has prosecuted and defended class actions, litigated employment cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, advised major securities firms with respect to customer complaints against financial advisors, personal injury claims and contract disputes, and participated in government investigations of vessels relating to both property damage and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Bukac participated substantially in a number of significant matters. He was integrally involved in defending against alleged violations of the False Claims Act, Civil RICO, and the Insurance Frauds Prevention Act in what was one of the largest healthcare fraud cases in California history, and helped secure a favorable settlement on behalf of a Fortune 20 company in an action alleging negligence and breach of contract against the largest public utility in California for damages arising from an unexpected power outage.
Mr. Bukac has deposition and arbitration experience, trial experience, including as second-chair in the successful defense against a novel homicide prosecution, and has argued substantive and procedural motions in both state and federal court.
A western Pennsylvania native, Mr. Bukac received a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College, where he was a member of the baseball team. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and earning the Academic Excellence Award, presented to the graduating student who made an extraordinary contribution to the intellectual life of the school. During law school, Mr. Bukac was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society, served as an Editor of the Law Review, and clerked for the Honorable Oliver J. Lobaugh in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. He was awarded the best oral advocate in his first-year writing class, awarded best brief in the 2013 Advocate of the Year Competition, and earned CALI awards in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, International Development Seminar, Criminal Procedure, Wills & Trusts, and Legal Writing.
Listed in Northern California Rising Stars®: 2021, 2022