1980 -- BA, economics and political science, high honors, Univ. of California Berkeley. Phi Beta Kappa.
1983 -- JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
Admitted to Practice California 1983. Admitted to practice before United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California.
Practice has emphasized complex litigation, and advising and representing clients in insurance coverage matters.
Important cases include:
Industrial Indemnity Co. v. Apple Computer, 79 Cal. App. 4th 817 (1999);
Vikco Ins. Servs., Inc. v. Ohio Indemnity Co., 70 Cal. App. 4th 55 (1999);
Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Superior Court, 71 Cal. App. 4th 782 (1999);
Robert E. Blake Inc. v. Excel Environmental, 104 F.3d 1158 (9th Cir. 1987).