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About me

I represent defendants in securities class actions, accounting malpractice cases, and regulatory investigations.  I do not represent plaintiffs.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 40%
    26 years, 80 cases
  2. Administrative Law: 30%
    26 years, 20 cases
  3. Investment Fraud: 30%
    26 years, 20 cases

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The Water Garden
1620 26th St 4fl North Twr
Santa Monica, CA, 90404-4060


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Southern California Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Los Angeles Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine2008
Litigator of the YearCentury City Bar Association2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Top 75 Women Litigators in CaliforniaDaily Journal Corporation2007
Top 75 Women Litigators in CaliforniaDaily Journal Corporation2006
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBingham McCutchen2007 - Present
Associate 1989 - 1996, Partner 1996 - 2007Alschuler Grossman1989 - 2007
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
TreePeopleBoard Member and Chair of Audit Committee2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Century City Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
UDC Homes Securities LitigationJury Verdict in Favor of Defendant Arthur Andersen
McKesson HBOC Securities LitigationSettlement
In Re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities LitigationPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)Trends and Current Issues in Professional Standards, GAAS and GAAP," Accountants' Liability After Enron2002
Association of Business Trial Lawyers ReportThe Profound Influence of Bily v. Arthur Young2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Southern CaliforniaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ALI-ABA program on Accountants' LiabilityAccountants' Liability2008
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual ConferenceElectronic Discovery2007