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I began my career in the business world - gaining some 15 years of experience in industries as diverse as journalism, entertainment and banking. After that I spent four years as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP - one of the nation’s preeminent law firms. There, I learned to produce good results for my clients by integrating my business experience into my legal work. In 2005, I left Covington to start a highly successful appellate practice, where I continued infusing my legal work with a “real-world” sensibility.  I then launched my current practice, offering outside general counsel services to small firms in various industries, primarily in the San Francisco area.


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  1. Business: 100%

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Dwyer & Biggs LLP

PO Box 191972
San Francisco, CA, 94119-1972


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prosser PrizeBerkeley Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDwyer & Biggs LLP2005 - Present
AssociateCovington & Burling LLP2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parsons v. Superior Court (2007) 149 Cal. App. 4th Supp. 1Vacated superior court denial of motion to quash
Poponin v. Virtual Pro, Inc. (06-4019, N.D. Cal. 2006)Dismissal granted with prejudice
Gonzalez v. Roadway Express, Inc. (B177637, 2nd Dist. 2005)Affirmance of attorney fee order
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of NottinghamEconomicsBA (Hons.)1980