|1981, District of Columbia; 1982, California
University of Virginia, J.D.
Order of the Coif, AmJur Book Award for Top Civil Procedure Student.
Member of the Virginia Law Review and author of Note, Contribution for Antitrust Codefendants, 66 Va. L. Rev. 797 (1980).
B.A. with Highest Honors (Economics), University of Virginia, 1978.
Phi Beta Kappa, Top Senior Honors Student. President of the Virginia Debaters. Won numerous awards in Persuasive, Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking.
LEON & LEON Oakland, CA — February 1993 to Present
Partner. Founder of firm. Practice emphasizes complex civil trial and appellate litigation and counseling, including real estate, construction, landlord-tenant, eminent domain, environmental, employment, insurance, business contract and tort issues.
KING, SHAPIRO, MITTELMAN, & BUCHMAN Oakland, CA — August 1991 to February 1993
Of Counsel. Lead attorney on all cases including numerous real estate, construction defects and business contract/tort disputes.
JEFFER, MANGELS, BUTLER & MARMARO San Francisco, CA — September 1988 to August 1991
Senior Litigation Associate. Lead counsel on month-long First Amendment trial in San Francisco federal district court for which recognized as Attorney of the Year by Society of Professional Journalists. Directed all insurance coverage litigation, including over one dozen CGL, D&O and bad faith disputes. Remainder of litigation practice emphasized financial institutions, real estate and environmental litigation and counseling.
HELLER, EHRMAN, WHITE & MCAULIFFE San Francisco, CA — November 1983 to August 1988
Litigation Associate. Worked on a wide variety of complex business litigation, with emphasis on antitrust, securities, intellectual property and bank-related disputes. Member of Hiring, Summer Associate and New Associate Committees.