Fortune 500 and small business clients, as well as state and local entities, rely on me for my industry knowledge, aggressive advocacy and practical advice. I have served as national, regional and local counsel for a variety of businesses, who depend on my ability to handle complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels in a cost-effective, results-oriented manner.
As the first college-educated member of my family and the daughter of two small-business owners, I appreciate the challenges companies face remaining competitive in a rapidly changing business environment without running afoul of state and federal laws and regulations. I focus on helping clients solve their problems based on their goals defined at the outset of a matter—not meeting some billable-hour requirement comprised of unnecessary tasks billed out in six-minute increments. I pride myself on efficiency—and my staunch commitment to delivering top-notch services and results on complex commercial litigation matters at a fair, reasonable price. My end goal is making you a client for life.
Clients describe me as a “brilliant strategist,” “excellent communicator,” “cracker jack” and a “value for the money.” In the trial court arena, I have achieved early dismissal at the pleading stage over 75% of the time. I also have never had a class certified against any of my clients. I am currently 6-0. In the appellate arena, I have won 80% of my appeals (including the ones that have made their way to the U.S. Supreme Court). Most recently, I first chaired a nearly two-month-long harassment case brought against California’s Department of Parks and Recreation concerning allegations of sexual discrimination and harassment based on an employee’s sexual orientation, which resulted in an extremely favorable outcome for my client.
But don’t just take my word for it. I’ve been blessed throughout my career with great client relationships. These clients would be pleased to tell you about their experiences with me. Feel free to ask for a reference (or two).
- Big Law refugee who has spent the past 15 years at Am Law 200 firms
- Former federal law clerk to not one but two federal judges
- Former state appellate attorney for Second District Court of Appeals
- Martindale Hubbell’s top rating (AV)
- California SuperLawyer® Rising Star 2011-2015
- Rated 10.0 (out of 10.0) by AVVO
- Admitted to the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal for the Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuits
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