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Malcolm has 25 years experience in litigation, mediation, corporate and corporate formation, general business, employment, real estate and insurance matters.
Malcolm is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit, Washington D.C. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell law directory.
Malcolm has tried court and jury tirals in both State and Federal Courts in the field of national and international business, wills and trust, employment and insurance matters. The diverse litigation experience gives him added insight to take an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and dispute resolution.
Malcolm is actively involved in handling transactional matters, and has close working relationship with businesses on a regional and international scale.
This permits him to negotiate effectively for international clients, from Company formation to decision making in a business context.
Appointed as a neutral on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel, and as a settlement officer on the Attorney Settlement Officer Panel, United States District Court for the Central District of California. Also appointed as a Panel Mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO").
His mediation experience includes a wide variety of legal disputes, emphasizing multiparty and international business disputes involving employment, construction, securities, ongoing transactional disputes, and family disputes.
In international matters, his experience spans international litigation, corporate, business, real estate and insurance matters in North and Latin America, Europe and China.
Appointed as counselor to governmental and commerical concerns in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), and is also acting as an advisor to the cities of Shenyang, Dandong and Benxi on trade, business entities formation, international arbitration, such as CIETAC, and other wills and trust related matters.
He is enthusiastically and actively engaged in hosting for delegations of prominent Chinese Governmental Officials, Chinese attorneys, and elite business people coming from various cities of PRC, including but not limited to, Beijing, Shanghai, Fujing, Shangdong and Guangdong Provinces.
Malcolm's expertise in the field of business law, litigation, employment, arbitration law, international law, and insurance law has led to numerous engagements for regional, national and international organizations. Please see details about this part in the section below.
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Malcolm is a superb lawyer and one of the best networkers I know. We worked together as cocounsel on a wrongful termination matter, and he proved to be an able and experienced litigator. Additionally, we shared office space for several years, and Malcolm was a congenial and jovial colleague.
Ben Pesta Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Association of Young Lawyers||President||2000 - 2000|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|International Association of Young Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|International Association of Young Lawyers||Honorary President||N/A|
|Frank Wells v. Compton Unified School District, et al.||Settlement of $145,000 to plaintiff|
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|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Los Angeles City College||N/A||AA||N/A|
|Antioch College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|NAFTA CHAPTER 11 & 9||International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ISCID) and Chapter 9||2008|
|Lawyer's Life Style Issues||Work/Life Balance: The Billable Hour vs. Flat Fee||2008|
|Getting Out of Trouble in China||Effective Legal Solutions For Major Business Disputes||2008|
|Cross Border Real Estate Transactions||Real Estate Investing in the US||2008|
|Board Member Liability||Civil Liability of Board Members In The United States: Lessons From Enron and Worldcom||2007|
|Growing Into A Global Legal World||The Battle of Laws and Jurisdictions||2006|