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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION


OCTOBER 2012-PRESENT
SHAREHOLDER

OCTOBER 2007-SEPTEMBER 2012

ASSOCIATE
Livingston Law Firm
A Professional Corporation
Walnut Creek, California

General civil trial practice with emphasis on products, premises, and general liability commercial litigation matters. Has drafted numerous successful summary judgment motions and played a key role in directing cases towards resolution. Serves as local counsel in medical device and pharmaceutical matters.

OCTOBER 2003-OCTOBER 2007

ASSOCIATE
Bingham McCutchen
Walnut Creek, California
San Francisco, California

General civil litigation defense practice with an emphasis on representation of corporate clients, including major financial institutions, in business litigation and contract matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition, and class actions.  Advised clients regarding land use entitlements and performed due diligence for private entities.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


State Bar of California; American Bar Association; San Francisco and Contra Costa County Bar Associations; Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California.

PUBLICATIONS


To Offer or Not to Offer - That is the Question: Considerations in Making a C.C.P. § 998 Offer of Compromise, ADC Defense Comment, Summer 2009

EDUCATION


JURIS DOCTOR, MAGNA CUM LAUDE
University of San Francisco School of Law
MAY 2003, San Francisco, California

McAuliffe Honor Society; University of San Francisco Law Review, Senior Staff Member; USF Maritime Law Journal, Survey Writer; CALI Award recipient in Criminal Law, Contracts II, Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II, Remedies, and Corporations; Dean Scholarship and Faculty Scholarship recipient.

Admitted to California Bar, November 2003

Admitted to United States District Court
     Northern District of California, March 2004
     Eastern District of California, October 2005

FALL 2002

LEGAL EXTERN
California Supreme Court

Legal extern for California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard during fall semester of 2002.  Responsibilities included analysis of cases for potential review and summary of cases at weekly staff meetings, legal research, editing and cite checking draft opinions, and preparing first drafts of opinion.

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY, CUM LAUDE

Pepperdine University
AUGUST 1997, Malibu, California
Golden Key National Honor Society

PERSONAL


Married, two sons.  Enjoys playing with sons, reading, and skiing.  Lived in Australia for two years.

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