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388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 70%
    25 years, 200 cases
  2. Contracts: 10%
    25 years, 60 cases
  3. Class Action: 10%
    25 years, 30 cases
  4. Privacy: 10%
    12 years, 15 cases



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2011
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2011
Pro Bono Partner of the YearAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld2010
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2010
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2009
Partner Recognition AwardAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld2008
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2008
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2007
Northern California SuperLawyerThomson Reuters2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San Francisco, Securities LitigationVice-Chair2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-chair, Securities Subcommittee2006 - Present
Securities Law360Editorial Advisory Board2009 - 2010
California Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2008 - 2010
Bar Association of San FranciscoBoard Member2003 - 2006
San Francisco Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2000 - 2004
California Young Lawyers AssociationPresident and Board Member1998 - 2000
Barristers Club of San FranciscoPresident and Board Member1997 - 1999
Publication nameTitleDate
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselTARP and Stimulus -- Keeping Them Honest2009
American Bar Association CADS ReportInternational Securities Class Actions: The World's Investors Come to U.S. Courts2009
San Francisco Daily JournalDefending Derivative Litigation2008
Metropolitan Corporate CounselCompliance Readiness Essentials -- Program, Investigation and Defense2008
Metropolitan Corporate CounselUncertain About Subprime and CDO Exposure -- An Internal Investigation May Be In Order2007
The Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationDefending Securities Class Actions Involving Accounting Restatements2004
National Underwriter publicationStrategies for Minimizing Risk in Securities Litigation Storm2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Los AngelesHistory -- Phi Beta KappaBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA Director Training ProgramSecurities Litigation2009
UCLA Director Training ProgramSecurities Litigation2008
Metropolitan Corporate CounselCorporate Compliance2008
American Bar Associate Corporate Counsel SectionABA General Counsel Under Attack Program2008
UCLA Director Training ProgramSecurities Litigation2007
Directors Roundtable -- San FranciscoSecurities Litigation2007
UCLA Director Training ProgramSecurities Litigation2006
Directors Roundtable -- San FranciscoKey Issues Facing Boards of Directors2004
Glasser Legal Works -- San FranciscoCalifornia Unfair Competition Law2000