General Counsel at Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mark Cramer is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he handles commercial contract disputes and complex cases (including class actions) alleging fraud, unfair competition, false advertising, and other business torts. He also represents and advises corporations and corporate officers and directors in shareholder lawsuits and handles the litigation aspects of bankruptcy and intellectual property cases. His article "Swindlers' List" recently appeared in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cramer also works as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Bruce Givner's articles have appeared in Taxes: The Tax Magazine (where his article was cited by Judge Nims in Fujinon Optical v. Commissioner, 76 T.C. 499), California Tax Lawyer, Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance, The Practical Lawyer, Journal of Financial Services Professionals, and Leimberg Estate Planning Newsletter. He was counsel for the winning taxpayer in L&B Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1994-187 (4/28/94).
Dean Hansell is an accomplished business, environmental and energy, and insurance trial lawyer. He is a former civil prosecutor in the antitrust, marketing practices, and environmental and energy fields. He also served as a Police Commissioner of Los Angeles for four years. For details, see his profile at Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Eric Howard is a senior editor at LACBA.
-Marcus A. McDaniel-
Marcus A. McDaniel is a mediator with more than 18 years of experience as a litigator. His approach as a mediator is to be candid with both sides regarding the risks of continued litigation and to propose constructive solutions for moving the parties toward reasoned settlements. Mr. McDaniel has successfully facilitated the resolution of numerous disputes. For more information, visit his Web site at www.marcusmcdaniel.com.
Ed McPherson has been practicing law for over twenty-five years.
He started his own firm in 1991, and formed McPherson & Grossblatt in 1992. He formed McPherson & Kalmansohn in 1995, which became McPherson & Associates in 2007. In all incarnations, his firm has handled all phases of complex entertainment litigation.
For more information, see McPherson & Associates.
Alan Noblitt is the owner of Seascape Capital, Inc., which buys and brokers real estate notes. He may be reached at 1-800-634-4697 or by e-mail. The company Web site is www.seascapecapital.com.
Susan Rabin is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney and former adjunct professor of law (USF Law School, Golden Gate University School of Law, Monterey College of Law, San Francisco State University). She serves as production attorney and music supervisor for feature films and documentaries. As special counsel to Gareeb|Pham LLP, she handles transactional entertainment matters, trademark and copyright registrations and prosecutions, and intellectual property issues connected with major litigation matters.
For more information, see Gareeb|Pham LLP.
Steven Toscher is a tax attorney and principal of the law firm of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C., Beverly Hills, California, where he specializes in civil and criminal tax litigation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, School of Accounting, where he teaches Federal Tax Procedure.
-Judge Lawrence Waddington-
Judge Lawrence Waddington (Ret.) served 21 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court as a civil trial judge. He is affiliated with Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (JAMS) as an arbitrator, mediator, referee, and temporary judge. Judge Waddingon, the author of an ADR electronic text (www.ArbitrationAdr.com), is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Andrew Williams is a partner in Barger & Wolen LLP’s Los Angeles office, and has been with the firm since 1997. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of companies and individuals, with a particular emphasis on the defense of lawsuits against insurers, health plans, and companies and individuals embroiled in business disputes. Barger & Wolen LLP.
-Michael S. Woodward-
Michael S. Woodward concentrates his practice in land use, zoning, and planning law and related environmental review procedures. He represents developers, institutional lenders, corporations, and public agencies in land use and environmental matters.