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  1. Investment Fraud: 60%
    24 years, 100 cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 40%
    24 years, 40 cases

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Perkins Coie LLP

11988 El Camino Real
Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92130-2594


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
San Diego Super Lawyers - Securities LitigationSuper Lawyers2014
Recommended Lawyer - Merger LitigationLegal 5002014
San Diego Super Lawyer - Securities LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Recommended Lawyer - Merger LitigationLegal 5002013
Recommended Lawyer-Merger LitigationLegal 5002012
Best Lawyer, Corporate Governance & Compliance LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, SEC Enforcement LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Commercial, Securities and M&A LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
San Diego Super Lawyer (Securities Litigation)Super Lawyers2011
San Diego Super Lawyers (Securities Litigation)Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in America-Comm. Lit and Corp. Gov & ComplBest Lawyers in America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPerkins Coie LLP2014 - Present
PartnerMorrison & Foerster2005 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of SEC AlumniMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Mentor Corp. Shareholder LitigationWon summary judgment
In re Netlist, Inc. Securities LitigationSettled following winning motion to dismiss
In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholder LitigationDefeated injunction motion; case pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Recent Developments in Securities Laws (Aspatore Books)"Rebuilt for Speed: Defending SEC Investigations in the Post-Financial Crisis Era"2012
RR Donnelley-Contributing AuthorFiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors and Officers2011
California Lawyer MagazineSecurities Litigation Roundtable2009
California Lawyer MagazineSecurities Litigation Roundtable2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of PennsylvaniaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AICPA National Audit Committee ForumCrisis Management for Audit Committees2010
Association of Corporate Counsel-America“The ‘New’ SEC — What Does It Mean to You?”2009
CLE International Subprime Lending Litigation Conference.Developments in Securities Litigation2008
Advanced Securities Law Workshop 2007Federal Securities Law Developments2007
21st Annual National SEC Reporting ConferenceNew Trends in SEC Investigations and Class Action Litigation2005