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Credentials/ CV

Work History

  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Neutral, 1991-present;

  • Of Counsel, Feldman Gale 2011-2015;

  • Part-time General Counsel, AuriQ Systems Inc., 2011-2016.

  • Retired Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP 2002-2010;

  • Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly 1999-2002;

  • Managing Partner LA Office Merchant & Gould 1992-1999;

  • Partner Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst 1977-1992;

  • Patent Counsel Hughes Aircraft 1975-1977;

  • Adjunct Professor Southwestern Law School, Loyola Law School, and Masters College

  • Professional Control Systems Engineer, Hughes Aircraft, 1969-1977.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Education and Training

  • Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution “Advanced Mediation”2014;

  • AAA Guided Choice: Innovations In Mediation To Get Better Settlements At Less Cost 2014;

  • AAA Webinar, Managing ESI Exchanges In Arbitration- Preparing Yourself For The New Landscape And New Challenges” Part 1, 2014;

  • AAA Principled Deliberations, 2014;

  • ABA “Tips On Achieving Cost-Effective Arbitration” (2014);

  • LACBA/AAA What Lawyers And Arbitrators Need To Know About Commercial Arbitration (2014); LAIPLA Intellectual Property Judiciary Reaction To Current IP Issues;

  • Analyzing Interest To Facilitate Settlement, USDC ADR Training;

  • Recent Developments In Mediation Law, USDC ADR Training;

  • Ethics And ADR: Whatever Happened To Zealous Representation (Presenter-First American Title Ins. Co.);

  • Advanced Mediation Training, USDC ADR Training;

  • Cross-Cultural Challenges In Mediation, USDC ADR Training;

  • To Caucus Or Not To Caucus, USDC ADR Training;

  • Ethics 101: Mediators, Arbitrators, Attorneys – AAAU;

  • How To Become A More Innovative Neutral Or Advocate AAAU:

  • Applying Cutting Edge Innovation Management Techniques To Your ADR Practice, AAAU;

  • Consummate Negotiation: Techniques & Tactics, AAAU;

  • How Are Your (Negotiation) Table Manners?, AAAU;

  • Mediation Confidentiality- USDC ADR Training;

  • When Morals Meet The Mediator: The Effect Of Religion & Spirituality On Negotiation,

  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 13th Annual Conference

    • Bargaining With The Devil, Good Judgments, Improving Risk Assessment, Etc.;

    • Beyond Mediation Styles; Analytical Mediation;

    • What Works In Complex Mediation;

    • Accelerating The Dispute Resolution Timeline In IP Cases;

    • Arbitration – Dispute Resolution Of U.S. Olympic Etc.;

    • When Cases Don’t Settle-Mediators Part Of The Problem;

    • Re-Imaging Commercial Arbitration;

    • Court Mediation And Settlement Etc.;

    • Applying ADR To E-Discovery; A Model For Dispute Resolution;

  • Strauss Institute

    • ICANN – International Top Level Domain Name Dispute Resolution Studies; Negotiation Theory & Practice;

    • Arbitration Practice And Advocacy;

    • Mediation Theory & Practice;

    • International Commercial Arbitration;

  • Chairing An Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, AAAU;

  • Secrets For Negotiators, Mediators, And Arbitrators, ABA;

  • Mandatory Fee Arbitration Training, LACBA;

  • Arbitration Myth Busters, ABTL;

  • Arbitration Fundamentals And Best Practices For AAA Arbitrators, AAAU

  • LASC ADR Neutral Training, La Superior Court;

  • LASC ADR Voluntary Settlement Conference Training;

  • Dispute Resolution Services, Mediation Training, LACBA;

  • Arbitration Training Institute, ABA

Publications (representative)

“Public Policy & the Arbitrability of Intellectual Property Disputes,” ADR Times   July 2, 2013; “Building Trust in Mediation,” Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4, Summer 2010; “E-Discovery Disputes, Mediation and Confidentiality,” Bloomberg Law Reports / Federal Practice, September 8, 2009; “Technology Basics,” eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, Chapter 4, Thompson / West Publishing, 2008 – 2014editions; “Will Your Company Be Required To Preserve Information From Employees’ Personal Email Accounts and Computers?,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Alert, April 2007; “Wal-Mart: Has Non-Genericness Been Eliminated as an Element of a Product Configuration Trade Dress Claim?,” BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, March 2005.

Also participate in the drafting and enactment of California’s Anti-Counterfeiting Statutes (Business and Professions Code §§14340-14342 and Penal Code §350); Trade Secret Act (Civil Code §3426 et seq. and Code of Civil Procedure §2019(d); and Employee Rights in Inventions (Labor Code §2870).

Presentations & Teaching

(Presentations) “Ethics And ADR: What Ever Happened To Zealous Representation?” Presented to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, January 10, 2013; “Cloud Computing,” 15th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, December 7, 2011; “E-Discovery for the Corporate Market,” Executive Counsel Institute, March 12- 15, 2011; “Intellectual Property Protection in International Commercial Transactions,” Conference on Future Trends in Exporting and Importing, sponsored by the Foreign Trade Association, February 17, 2011; “Controlling Your E-Discovery Destiny,” E-Discovery for the Corporate Market Conference, Executive Counsel Institute, Los Angeles, CA, December 14-15, 2010; “Getting your IM/RM House in Order,” Thomson Reuters, 14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference: Achieving Practical Proportionality, Los Angeles, CA, September 14-15, 2010; “The Electronic Information Juggernaut: Taking Aim At ADR,” American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, San Francisco, CA, April 7-10, 2010; and others before 2010. (Teaching) Adjunct Professor – Business Law, Masters College Business School (2011); Patent Procedure, Southwestern Law School (1985); Copyright Law and Intellectual Property, Loyola Law School, (1982 – 1983); Copyright and Intellectual Property, American Patent Institute (1978-1980)