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Practice Areas

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Premises Liability: 20%
  3. Product Liability: 20%
  4. Pharmaceutical: 20%

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Reed Smith

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 2400
Oakland, CA, 94612-3559

8416 Jake Teeter Dr
Truckee, CA, 96161-5129




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersN/A2005
One of Top RainmakersN/AN/A
Who's Who of Product Liability Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteChairmanN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterPreserving the Attorney-Client Privilege: A Lawyer's Guide To Protection of Client Communications2005
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterChallenging the Use of Experts at Class Certification: Strategies for the Successful Application of Daubert2003
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterThe New Hot 'Toxic' Tort — Mold," with An Nguyen2002
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterThe New Sports Injury — Injuries Related to Ephedrine Alkaloid-Containing Dietary Supplements2002
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterPretrial Issues2002
Tort & Insurance Law JournalRecent Developments in Medicine and Law2002
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterFor Plaintiffs, All The Benefits Of A Class Action With None Of The Burdens: California’s Curious Unfair Competition Comes Into Vogue, But May Be Unconstitutional2001
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterAnti-SLAPP Statute Gets a New Twist2000
Defense Counsel JournalAvoiding Traps for the Unwary: Understanding U.S. Government Reimbursement Rights1999
Leader’s Product Liability Law and StrategyMemory Experts Can Debunk Recollection of Absent Product1994
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Memory Experts in Drug and Device Cases1993
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Practical Considerations for Preparing a Market Share Case1989
Law Journal Press publicationScientific Evidence in Toxic Tort, Drug, Biologic and Medical Device CasesN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of California, Los AngelesFinanceM.B.A1967
University of California, Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation ConferenceResponding to Post-Market Adverse Events: How to Minimize Litigation Damage2006
ACI Tenth Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation ConferenceAnatomy of a Successful Products Liability Trial2005
DRI Drug and Medical Litigation ConferencePlaintiff Attorney's Tactics: The Development and Prosecution of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Mass Torts2004
International Association of Defense Counsel Annual MeetingNational Coordinating Counsel: Challenges and Opportunities2002
International Association of Defense Counsel Winter MeetingHow To Handle Anti-Corporate Sentiment In The Courtroom2002
National Perishable Logistics AssociationMega-Lawsuits, The Consequences of a Food Safety Failure1999
Lorman Business Center Inc.Issues in Federal Practice1999
Federal Litigation SeminarExpert Witnesses1998
Drug Information Association 33rd Annual MeetingTraining and Monitoring a Pharmaceutical and/or Medical Device Sales Force1997
Fed.R.Civ.P. 23Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on Proposed Amendments1997
Continuing Education SeminarInvestigations in Premises Liability & Security Negligence Cases1995
DRI Drug and Medical Device Litigation SeminarPresenting and Projecting a Warm Corporate Image1994
Section Education InstituteVoir Dire in the 90’s: Will Jury Selection Be Perfected?1993
DRI Drug and Medical Device Litigation SeminarA Primer on Basic Immunology and a Discussion of Legal Aspects of Cases Involving Issues of Immunology1992

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