After working together in the early 1980s at the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster, Michael Ram and Karl Olson decided to work together again, but this time in their own firm. They wanted to provide high-quality legal representation built on their years of experience but with the personal attention larger firms cannot always offer.
The firm´s practice is focused on class action lawsuits. Using their decades of experience, the firm´s attorneys and staff prepare and pursue cases through trial or settlement to achieve the best result for the class. The specialty areas of class action practice are defective products, consumer fraud and employment. The firm is affiliated with Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C. and New York.
Under Karl Olson, the firm has also developed one of the leading Media Law and First Amendment practices in California.
Michael Ram and Karl Olson have each been named "Northern California Superlawyers" by San Francisco Magazine for many years running.