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David Brian Greenberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

5.0   47 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    As a prosecutor in the Riverside County District Attorneys Office for over 20 years - I tried hundreds and hundreds of cases from the smallest petty thefts to death penalties. My trial experience, and familiarity with the DA's Office, law enforcement, and the judiciary is unmatched! Winner of Prosecutor of the Year three times and many other awards and accolades, plus spending the last 4 years running the DA's Office as the Chief Deputy District Attorney means excellent results for you !

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    35%
    Courtroom excellence and courtroom presence cannot be taught - it must be earned through hard work and experience! And after 20 years of prosecutorial courtroom litigation - that is what I have. Tough. Aggressive. Smart. Skilled. Experienced. If you need to win in trial, contact me! I can help!

    30 years, 100 cases

TOUGH AGGRESSIVE EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR WHO WILL PROTECT YOU!

Winning Trial is what I have done for 20 years in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.  Thefts, DUI's, Burglaries, Robberies, Kidnap, Arson, Assault, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Gang cases, White collar, vehicular homicides, and murder (including the death penalty).  I have a totally UNIQUE insight into law enforcement and how they prosecute cases, and am familiar with the Riverside County Judiciary - it can make all the difference for you!

David Greenberg is a veteran litigator within the Coachella Valley. He is a graduate of UCLA, and McGeorge School of Law. He has been a prosecutor for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for 20 years; and has tried hundreds of cases to verdict of every type, including: misdemeanor theft, vandalism, dui, assault, domestic violence, and serious felonies involving sexual assault, child abuse, gang crimes, and homicides, including death penalty cases.

David was named Riverside County District Attorney Prosecutor of Year in 1997, 2001, & 2002 as well as multiple other awards and commendations for service. As David’s victories mounted, he was promoted to supervisor, and spent the last 4 years as Chief Deputy District Attorney of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office – running all the day to day operations of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in the Coachella Valley and Blythe.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 1 ...

Photos and videos

Coachella Valley Local Legal Analyst Attorney David Greenberg discusses "Affluenza" teens capture in Mexico with CBSLocal2 Kris Long. December 29, 2015.
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Location

Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg
44901 Village Court, Ste A
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg
2781 W. Ramsey St., Suite 6
Banning, CA, 92220
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Julian | August 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
David walks on Water!
David was referred by a close friend. David was empathetic, knowledgeable, and was able to get the case dismissed! He was clear direct and able to provide guidance in a honest and sincere manner. Without David’s skill and ability to navigate the system my situation would have been a different result than what occurred! Thank you David for being the advocate you are!
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Posted by Brooke | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you David! I'll never be able to say it enough!
David Greenberg, without a shadow of a doubt, has completely changed my life. He took on my case with energy, expertise, and a very clear and concise plan of action. My case was complicated on so many levels, and I felt utterly hopeless. David reminded me of my humanity--that one day, one moment, does not have to define me for the rest of my life. He prepared me for the worst case scenario, let me know what he expected would likely happen, and I ended up in a better position than I knew was even possible. Thanks to his efforts, and passion for my case, I was granted a diversion program which leaves me without any criminal record at all! The other attorneys in the courtroom were going on and on about what an amazing job he did, and how he should have played the lottery that day because they would certainly be betting for him! I truly feel that he was meant to be the person to guide me down this path, and I will forever be indebted to him simply by the fact I can continue my life with my head held high, thanks to his unwavering support.
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Posted by Daniel | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Greenberg is the best!
Soda & Greenberg assisted me with matter and made the entire process very comfortable with a speedy turn around. I would highly recommend this firm. I without a doubt will work this them again in the future if the need arises.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wiped My Record
Well I drove my car off a cliff, got hit with a Drug related DUI with nothing in my system, resisted arrest, and so on. Soda & Greenberg came to the rescue and was able to get me in a diversion program. Very professional and precise. If you want someone to have your back then this law firm would be the one to choose I give it a 5 thumbs up. Thank you David!
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Posted by MCarvajal | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks So Much
“I recently had the opportunity to work with Attorney David Greenberg at the Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg for a matter in criminal court. From the initial consultation through to the resolution of the case, Mr. Greenberg demonstrated the utmost professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. He was thorough in his approach, always kept me informed, and provided clear, strategic advice. His expertise was evident in the courtroom and played a crucial role in the positive outcome of my case. I am deeply grateful for his dedication and support throughout this challenging time. I highly recommend David Greenberg and the Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg to anyone seeking legal representation that is both effective and empathetic.”
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Posted by Katie | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High class lawyer
David Greenberg is an excellent attorney. He exceeded expectations while under his care and he genuinely wants the best for his clients. He is communicative and extremely knowledgeable about the law and processes you go through. Feeling trust with a lawyer is valuable when you’re unsure of an outcome. I highly recommend David for any situation that needs a lawyer.
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Posted by David | February 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended if you want to win your case.
I can't recommend David Greenberg and his whole team enough. Great communication and I was kept up to date throughout. It never felt like I was being taken advantage of or kept in the dark, so to speak. And my results speak for themselves. Truly a life-changing decision to enlist the services of Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg. My only regret is not having called them sooner.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Recommend
Greenberg got my case dismissed and gave me my life back. He was recommended by a very good friend of mine. I was so stressed but he always reassured me and put me at ease. His staff and other colleagues are the best at what they do, and I can never thank them enough for what they did for me especially Greenberg. He’s honestly the best lawyer hands down.
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Posted by patrick | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The man you want to do the job.
Outstanding work completed Molly, David and their awesome staff, we 1st hired another attorney trying to save a buck but had to let him go because he was all promises and no work, I then called David right away and asked if he would like to take on my case, David and Molly meet us the next day for a in person meeting to see how they can help. They got to work on all areas of this issue immediately. We live 10 hours away from the desert now so they mad it easy when possible and represented my presence in court, that right there saved me with all the court hearings about 10,000 dollars, in the end through the awesome guidance of Molly who knows her stuff for sure we were dismissed and all was thrown out of court. if I could give this staff a 110% rating I would, they saved me from having a negative record and that right there is worth the small fee they request. just trust me if you need legal help this firm is the people for the job hands down. You would be foolish to hire anyone else. Thank you
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Posted by Rudy | February 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. David Greenberg and Mr. Rod Soda has provided services for all my legal matters for over 20 years. I sit here with pleasure and without hesitation, that when Mr. David Greenberg or Mr. Rod Soda has represented myself and my company in legal matters over the years, they have been an outstanding Lawyer and friend in the most extremely professional way. Most of all, they have been successful in past and present matters. I definitely recommend to all my friends and clients whenever asked for legal representation. Sincerely – Rudy
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, caring. Honest, hard worker
I hired Mr. Greenberg for, 4 duis within 6 years. I told him this last time how worried I was. He said. " That's my job to worry." I did everything he recommended I do. Each case was extremely favorably!! This very last dui, he got dismissed for me. There are no words to describe how very grateful I am for his care, concern and hard work. He's a " Machine!!! Extremely professional and has a huge heart. Thank you Mr. Greenberg for helping me get my life back!
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Posted by Cassandra | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
David Greenberg has by far been one of the best lawyers that I’ve had the pleasure to have known. Not only is his staff always courteous and professional, I’m always kept updated and informed regarding any case updates. To the tiniest detail is never left out. I really appreciate that my call is never missed and if so I’m called back with the fastest response. If anyone is seeking legal council, take it from me his favorite client, he gets it done. Thank you for all the help to pave the way for my ongoing growth and opportunities to make my children’s future set and my past mistakes forgiven.Thank you again for all you do David.
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Posted by Erik | January 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% RECOMMEND
Very professional firm and GREAT communication with their clients!! Mr. Greenberg, his fellow attorneys, and his office staff were very thorough in explaining the steps needed to WIN my case and responded to any of my needs /concerns in a timely manner!! RECOMMEND THIS FIRM 100%!!
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Attorney David Greenberg was referred to me by a friend. I am so grateful for this referral and especially for the professionalism, responsiveness, and knowledge of Mr. Greenberg. I immediately felt relief in meeting with him. He kept me informed throughout the process. He was reliable and very accessible even during the holidays. He was able to obtain the results I wanted and I could not have asked for better legal representation. I strongly recommend Mr. Greenberg.
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Posted by Rick | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
David Greenburg is not only extremely knowledgeable he got back to me quickly and made it a seamless operation, especially as I was facing time constraints. I highly recommend and will work with this law office again. James Rogan was also of great assistance in my case. He was puntual, prepared, and responsive to any questions I had. Their legal representation restored my faith in the justice system. If you're seeking legal help contact Law Offices of Soda & Greenburg.
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Posted by Rafael | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!! highly recommended!!!
David Greenburg is the best lawyer in the Coachella Valley hands down! he helped me through a very difficult moment of my life - getting a DUI. It's a scary time but he helped me get through the process and get my case dismissed. I highly recommend him to anyone fighting a criminal case.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommended
Attorney David Greenberg was strongly recommended from multiple sources including a close friend of mine. He took on my case and put my stress at ease immediately. He was very knowledgeable and took great care of my family and I during this stressful time in our lives. He was successful with my case and the outcome was better than expected. I want to thank Mr. Greenberg and his amazing team with everything that I went through in a time of need. Thank you for everything Mr. Greenberg and team.
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Posted by Rodolfo | July 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team
Great team. It was my first time going through a legal situation and I was really stressed about it, but Mr. Greenberg and his team made everything run smoothly. They nicely respond and help me in every question that I had. Very efficient. James Rogan was able to get my case dismissed. He is definitely a great member of this firm. I really recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you David!
David Greenberg helped me through a very difficult moment of my life - getting a DUI. It's a scary time but he helped me get through the process and get my case dismissed. If you find yourself in this terrible position, he is the man to go to get beyond it and get your life back to normal. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Joe | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
First time in need of an attorney, I reached out to the Law Office of Soda & Greenberg in Palm Desert. Mr. David Greenberg took the time to walk me through the judicial process. This is his world, not mine. He was very thorough and answered every question I had. Mr. Greenberg was patient, helpful and promptly returned emails, phone calls and texts. He went to work for me and was able to obtain a favorable outcome; a Misdemeanor Diversion. Big THANK YOU to Mr. Greenberg and staff!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 2014

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert
  • Executive Board Lifetime Director (Past President)
  • 2010 - Present
  • Palm Desert Youth Sports Association
  • Baseball / Softball Coach
  • 2010 - Present
  • Palm Desert Youth Soccer League
  • Coach
  • 2010 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Shelter From the Storm
  • Executive Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Riverside County Mock Trial
  • Coach - Palm Desert High School
  • 1995 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Palm Springs Life Top Attorney
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2023
  • Best Criminal Justice Attorney
  • City of Palm Desert
  • 2023
  • Avvo 5 Star Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • 2022 Palm Springs Life Top Attorney
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2022
  • Avvo 5 Star Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • 2021 Palm Springs Life Top Attorney
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2021
  • Avvo 5 Star Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 2020 Palm Springs Life Top Attorney
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2020
  • Avvo Top Attorney Perfect 10.0 rating Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Avvo 5 Star Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Patriotic Employer Award
  • Office of the Secretary of the Defense
  • 2020
  • Palm Springs Life Top Lawyer 2019
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2019
  • Palm Springs Life Top Lawyer 2018
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2018
  • Palm Springs Life Top Lawyer 2017
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • Career Achievement award
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2014
  • Career Achievement Award
  • Riverside Sherifff's Department
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senator Richard Roth
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition
  • United States Congressman Raul Ruiz
  • 2014
  • Certficate of Recognition
  • Riverside County Board of Supervisors - Kevin Jeffries, John Tavaglione, Jeff Stone, John Benoit, Marion Ashley
  • 2014
  • Domestic Violence Team Leadership Award
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • United States Congresssman Howard "Buck" McKeon
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assemblyman Rod Pacheco
  • 2002
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2001
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2000
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assemblyman Rod Pachheco
  • 1999
  • Letter of Recognition
  • California State Assemblyman Rod Pacheco
  • 1998
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 1997
  • Big Heart Award
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Desert Sun
  • David Greenberg Helping Give Kids a Second Chance
  • 2014
  • Desert Sun
  • Valley Voice: Get Ready for Some Football (David Greenberg)
  • 2014
  • Desert Sun
  • 'Big' Fun in San Diego to see Chargers (David Greenberg)
  • 2014
  • The Transnational Lawyer - McGeorge Law Review
  • California's Franchise Tax Board: A Bull in the International China Shop
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David personally and professionally for a little over 14-years. David is an outstanding advocate. He knows how to cut to the chase and address the issue(s) with a case and with his incredible energy he can clearly communicate that to a judge and/or jury to help them agree with his client's position. Credibility is everything in the legal profession, and more importantly in the courtroom. David has established his over 20+ years in the legal field with much of that time in a courtroom trying case. His results clearly speak to that. Suffice to say, I do endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a former prosecutor with decades of experience trying major cases, David Greenberg earned a reputation as a formidable yet respected trial attorney. Together with the savvy of his law partner, Rod Rod Soda, David is positioned to navigate the complexities of the system and achieve optimal results for clients. A dynamic combination of strategic thinking and tenacity make Rod and David day a force to be reckoned throughout Southern California. If you’re seeking proactive advice or needing counsel in protracted litigation, look no further than David Greenberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Greenberg is a skilled and effective trial attorney. Comfortable and confident in the courtroom, he is diligent, hard-working, and always committed to achieving the best outcome for his clients. He will offer clients candid advice and guidance, which is invaluable. Clients will be in good hands with this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. David has unmatched trial skills and nobody fights harder for their clients. I would recommend David for anyone needing a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a talented, driven and compassionate criminal defense lawyer. He has decades of experience and a deep understanding of criminal law. With this experience and knowledge, he resolves problems in a logical and assertive manner and gets the best possible outcome for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. David Greenberg is an excellent litigator and trial attorney who zealously represents each and every client who has the good fortune to have him as an attorney. He is also an excellent communicator and compassionate counselor who delivers peace of mind to all of his clients. His expertise is unparalleled, and he has achieved plenty of victories in very difficult or even nearly impossible circumstances."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Greenberg is one of the best trial attorneys in Southern California. His 20 years in the District Attorney's Office have allowed him to master the art of trial litigation. His extreme work ethic and energy are used solely for the benefit of his clients. Every person requiring the services of an attorney should put Mr. Greenberg at the top of their list. Mr. Greenberg's deep understanding of criminal law and procedure is virtually unparalleled and make him a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. His confidence, charisma, and ability to explain the strengths and weaknesses of any case make him not only an exceptional advocate, but an excellent adviser. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brillaint trial lawyer and a hard worker for his clients. Very respected and well liked by the DA."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is smart, aggressive, tough, and a winner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an outstanding attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. Clients always know they are in good hands with David and appreciate the compassion, commitment and communication they receive from him. Clients always know what is going on and how their case is progressing - fellow attorneys always know who to turn to for advice!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I’m so delighted that David Greenberg is part of The KLF family. They demonstrate a commitment to delivering Peace of Mind to all of our clients that is truly awesome. David knows that our clients care about getting the best possible result, having the best experience of being represented, and feeling fought for and cared about. My ultimate test when hiring an associate is whether I would want them going to battle on my behalf. There is simply no question that when it comes to David, I would jump in a foxhole with them without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for so many reasons. I have known him as prosecutor, as a defense attorney, and a zealous advocate on both sides. He is not only hard working but he is a force to be reckoned with-- he gives his heart and soul to his clients and is a great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Greenberg has fostered valuable relationships with prosecutors, judges and court staff in the courthouses he serves. As such, he is uniquely qualified when it comes to negotiations and trial strategies. A client would be hard-pressed to find better representation as a result."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend David Greenberg. His legal and procedural knowledge of criminal law, along with his extensive background, training and practical experience as a litigator, provides him with the unique and stellar ability to zealously defends his clients."
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