Attorneys > Crystal L.Van Der Putten
OCTOBER 2007-SEPTEMBER 2012
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
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.
State Bar of California; American Bar Association; San Francisco and Contra Costa County Bar Associations; Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California.
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
MAGNA CUM LAUDE
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
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
Married, two sons. Enjoys playing with sons, reading, and skiing. Lived in Australia for two years.