Bao M. Vu

Bao M. Vu

San Francisco, CA

About Bao

Bao is an experienced litigator who has successfully prosecuted claims and defended his clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., including through arbitration and trial. He also has experience briefing and arguing appeals. He regularly counsels and defends industrial facilities, as well as food, nutritional supplement, fashion accessory, and footwear manufacturers and retailers, in California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) matters too.

Prior to joining the firm, Bao was an associate with the San Francisco office of a national law firm. In law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James Ware (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the Honorable Roger L. Efremsky, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

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Trial and Arbitration

  • Trial and appellate counsel for asphalt plant operator in mineral trespass lawsuit brought by gold dredging company seeking disgorgement damages in excess of $10 million.  Cal. Sierra Dev., Inc. v. George Reed, Inc., 145 Cal. App. 5th 663 (2017). 
  • Arbitration counsel for recycling corporation in multimillion-dollar indemnity dispute concerning largest metals recycling facility in California.
  • Arbitration counsel for national qui tam law firm  in multimillion-dollar professional negligence lawsuit.*

Competitor Disputes

  • Defended road construction company in lawsuit involving bid rigging, price fixing, and market allocation antitrust claims.
  • Defended medical foods company in lawsuit involving false advertising and labeling and related claims.
  • Defended metals fabricator in lawsuit involving trade secret misappropriation and related claims.

Shareholder & Business Disputes

  • Represented workforce optimization corporation in lawsuit involving international defendants and copyright, trademark, and trade secret misappropriation claims.
  • Defended flooring corporation’s officer in derivative lawsuit involving breach of fiduciary duty, mismanagement, and waste claims. 
  • Represented solar energy project developer in numerous disputes throughout U.S. involving Engineering, Procurement, and Construction agreements, supplier agreements, and commercial leases.

Environmental Disputes

  • Defended multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation  against class action lawsuits involving genetically modified crops.
  • Defended industrial facility specializing in materials conversion and titanium, steel, and high temperature alloys forging in administrative enforcement proceeding before the South Coast Air Quality Management District, concurrently prosecuting related writ lawsuit before the Superior Court challenging curtailment procedures.
  • Represented dairy-producer handlers and out-of-state producer in nine-week USDA evidentiary hearing related to the promulgation of a California Federal Milk Marketing Order.

Proposition 65

  • Represented industrial facilities against environmental exposure claims under Proposition 65. 
  • Represented food, nutritional supplement, fashion accessory, and footwear manufacturers and retailers against consumer exposure claims under Proposition 65.


  • Briefed and argued to defend judgment secured on behalf of national loan servicer before California Court of Appeal in case involving effect of bankruptcy discharge.
  • Briefed and assisted with argument to defend order denying remand to State Court secured on behalf of national loan servicer before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Corral v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., 878 F.3d 770 (9th Cir. 2017). 
  • Briefed and assisted with argument to defend judgment secured on behalf of test and measuring device company in case involving employment discrimination. 

*Work performed prior to joining Stoel Rives

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Honors & Activities


  • Board of Directors, Asian Law Alliance
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
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