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  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Investment Fraud: 10%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
  4. Health Care: 10%

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Umberg Zipser LLP

1920 Main St Ste 200
Irvine, CA, 92614-7259


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Super Lawyer Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerUmberg Zipser LLP2015 - Present
PartnerMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP2011 - 2015
PartnerHowrey LLP2000 - 2011
AssociateHoward Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin1999 - 2000
AssociateLatham & Watkins, LLP1991 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Civility Task ForceCo-Chair2016 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)President2016 - Present
State Bar of California, Professional Responsibility and Conduct Standing CommitteeAdvisor2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeFormer MemberN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionFormer ChairN/A
The Junior Statesmen FoundationBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationDirectorN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Professional Responsibility and Conduct Standing CommitteeChair2014 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineCivility Among Lawyers: Nice Guys Don't Have To Finish Last2016
ABA Litigation MagazineSurprise! You Just Got Sued for Legal Malpractice2015
Orange County Bar AssociationSo Long, Farewell ... Not So Fast: Duties Owed to Former Clients2015
Orange County Lawyer, Vol. 56 No. 2Who’s Your Daddy? Analyzing Parent-Sub Conflicts of Interest2014
Orange County Lawyer MagazineSecrets in a Google World: Understanding the Differences between the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality2013
California Bar JournalA Representational Trinity: The Parent, the Sub, and the Holy Lawyer2013
Orange County Lawyer MagazineThe Perils of Protecting the Privilege2012
26th Annual Intellectual Law ConferenceFrailty, Thy Name is Privilege: Mediation Confidentiality and Its Jurisdictional Challenges2011
Orange County Lawyer MagazineA Tale of Two Privilege Rules2011
25th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceRegrets: When Full Disclosure to Insurer of Potential Claims Comes Back To Bit the Law Firm and Insurer2010
American Business Trial Lawyer ReportA Lawyer’s Ethical Obligation upon Receiving Inadvertently Disclosed Privileged Documents: Avoiding Malpractice, Sanctions, and Disqualification in the Face of Uncertain Rules2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Stanford UniversityEconomics; Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USC Gould School of Law Tax InstituteLegal Ethics and Cybersecurity2016
LMRM ConferenceLitigation: New Cases You Need To Know2016
Clear Law Institute WebinarNavigating the Attorney-Client Privilege2016
Chapman Law Review SymposiumCybersecurity for the Practitioner: Client Security, Discovery, and Ethical Considerations2016
State Bar of California Annual MeetingEthics Update 2015: Significant Developments in the Law of Layering2015
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section MeetingEthical Issues in Bankruptcy Representation2015
Orange County Bar Association Speciality Credit NightLegal Ethics - Navigating the Attorney-Client Privilege2015
Orange County Bar AssociationAvoiding Malpractice in Business Litigation2015
LMRM ConferenceDefenses to Disqualification Motions: What Works and What Doesn't2015
American Law Institute WebinarThe ATtorney-Client Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality2015
American Law Institute WebinarThe Attorney-Client Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality: Practice Application and Complex Issues2015
2015 Institute on Entertainment Law and BusinessLegal Ethics and Cybersecurity2015
14th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management ConferenceDefenses to Disqualification Motions: What Works and What Doesn’t2015
Santa Barbara County Bar Association Litigation Section, Santa Barbara, CATop 10 Ethical Mistakes Litigators Make, and how To Avoid Them2014
California State Bar Ethics SymposiumDefending a Charles Ponzi or Bernie Madoff2014
California State Bar Annual MeetingEthics Update 2014: Significant Development in the Law of Lawyering2014
13th Annual LMRM ConferenceTransactional Malpractice – Establishing Causation2014
10th Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental LawEthical issues in Environmental Law2014
Orange County Bar Association MCLE ProgramMaking Professionalism and Ethics Work for Your Client2005