Super Lawyers 2004

Super Lawyers 2004 – Special Advertising Section

MICHAEL LAWRENCE ADELSON

ADELSON & RUBIN

11755 Wilshire Boulevard 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: 310-473-6447

Fax: 310-473-3097

michaeladelson@sbcglobal.net

* Criminal Defense: General

* Criminal Defense: White Collar

* Civil Rights

Michael Adelson has been a criminal defense attorney for 36 years. He has received the “Jerry Giesler Memorial Award” for being named the trial attorney of the year by the Criminal Courts Bar Association. He is renowned for his trial skills and is a frequent lecturer to other defense attorneys on various aspects of effective trial practice. His practice includes all areas of criminal law with a focus on white-collar crime. Michael has obtained acquittals or substantially reduced convictions in many high profile cases including winning a lesser conviction of manslaughter in the murder trial of the killing of the actress Dominique Dunne.

ALAN H. BARBANEL

BARBANEL & TREUER

1925 Century Park East Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-282-8088

Fax: 310-282-8779

abarbanel@btlawla.com

www.btlawla.com

* Insurace Coverage Law

* Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

* Reinsurance Law

* Business Litigation

Alan H. Barbanel is an internationally recognized insurance coverage lawyer based in Los Angeles. He primarily represents domestic and foreign insurers and reinsurers and has litigated coverage and bad faith cases in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Barbanel routinely appears before the state and federal appellate courts as far across the country and has numerous reported decisions in courts ranging as the California Court of Appeal and the Connecticut Supreme Court. He is retained as an expert witness in cases involving coverage issues. He also lectures on a wide variety of issues for professional groups related to the insurance industry. Mr. Barbanel graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a lead articles editor on the San Diego Law Review.

RAYMOND PAUL BOUCHER

KIESEL BOUCHER & LARSON LLP

8648 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Tel: 310-854-4444

Fax: 310-854-0812

boucher@kbla.com

www.kbla.com

* Class Action/Mass Torts

* Plaintiff PI: Product Liability

* Employment Litigation

Raymond Boucher is a trial attorney specializing in complex consumer litigation, construction defect litigation, product liability, toxic tort litigation employment discrimination, and bad faith. He is Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California and Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Diversity in Law Foundation; the California State Delegate to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and a National College of Advocacy Fellow. The Daily Journal awarded Mr. Boucher as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California”. Throughout his career, Mr. Boucher has tried more than 50 cases and has received more than $60 million in verdicts.

WYLIE A. AITKEN

AITKEN, AITKEN & COHN

3 Imperial Promenade Suite 800 Santa Ana, CA 92707

Tel: 714-434-1424

Fax: 714-434-3600

mailbox@aitkenlaw.com

www.aitkenlaw.com

* Personal Injury

* Products Liability

* Commercial Torts

* Insurance Bad Faith

Wylie A. Aitken, a nationally recognized trial lawyer in Santa Aha, represents persons who suffer catastrophic injuries and damages. He is a trial lawyer with multiple seven figure results arising from high profile and precedent setting litigation i.e. Neal v. Farmers, the leading Supreme Court Case on bad faith and punitive damages. He is named one of California’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal; listed as a 2004 Southern California Super Lawyer; featured in The Best Lawyers in America and Pre-eminent Lawyers of America; and listed among OC 50 Most Influential Business People. Aitken was the youngest president in the history of the State Trial Bar and currently serves on the Federal Judiciary Advisory Committee (Senators Feinstein and Boxer appointment). Mr. Aitken is a frequent guest on radio and television.

PATRICIO T. BARRERA

MARCIN BARRERA & O’CONNOR LLP

1901 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1900 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-286-1050

Fax: 310-286-1070

barrera@marbar.com

www.marbar.com

* Employment Litigation

Pat Barrera is a trial lawyer. He selected this career after watching “And Justice For All,” in which Al Pacino portrayed a lawyer trying to free a wrongly imprisoned client. Mr. Barrera works to obtain justice for his clients in the areas of civil rights, employment, and insurance and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Barrera is licensed in California and Texas and a member of numerous professional associations. He has prosecuted cases for the Los Angeles District Attorney. He is a Temporary Judge, lectures on litigation topics, and serves on charitable Boards. He speaks English and Spanish.

JAMES H. BRODERICK, JR.

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5122

Fax: 213-623-4581

jbroderick@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Litigation

James H. (“Jake”) Broderick, Jr. represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters with a particular emphasis on financial institution litigation and international arbitration. He also has substantial appellate experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Broderick worked in Tokyo for 18 months under the auspices of a Japanese Ministry of Education fellowship as a research fellow in Japanese antitrust law and constitutional law at Sophia University. Mr. Broderick has successfully represented Japanese clients in the defense of lender liability lawsuits, consumer class actions, wrongful termination claims, state unfair competition claims, and antitrust and securities litigation.

VINCENT AMMIRATO

AMMIRATO & PALUMBO

99 South Lake Avenue Suite 501 Pasadena, CA 91101

Tel: 626-432-5181

Fax: 626-432-5182

www.ammiratopalumbo.com

* Personal Injury

* Insurance Coverage

* Business, Consumer and Employment Claims

Vincent A. Ammirato has distinguished himself as an outstanding trial attorney and negotiator who has obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients. He has successfully tried more than 100 jury trials in his over 30 years of practicing law. Vince’s wealth of skill results in sound legal advice drawn from his practical experience in successfully representing hundreds of clients. He is steadfastly dedicated to his clients and each client receives the absolute best legal representation possible. Clients also feel comfortable with Vince, not only because he really listens to his clients’ legal needs, but because they trust him and know they are in good hands with their legal problems.

HOWARD D. BEHAR

PROSKAUER ROSE LLP

2049 Century Park East Suite 3200 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-557-2900

Fax: 310-557-2193

hbehar@proskauer.com

www.proskauer.com

* Arts & Entertainment

* Intellectual Property Law

* Business, General

Howard Behar is one of the leading entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. His practice encompasses all areas of motion picture, television and multimedia development, production, finance and exploitation. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of agreements concerning rights acquisition; talent employment; domestic and international distribution and licensing; partnership, joint venture and co-production; financing and completion guarantees. Howard is familiar with all the terms and practices, including compensation, in the motion picture and television industries; he has also been consulted as a strategist with regard to several high profile entertainment company acquisition and sale transactions.

BRUCE MICHAEL BRUSAVICH

AGNEW & BRUSAVICH

20355 Hawthorne Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503

Tel: 310-793-1400

Fax: 310-793-1499

ab@agnewbrusavich.com

www.agnew-brusavich.com

* Personal Injury

* Wrongful Death

* Defective Products

* Insurance Bad Faith

Bruce Brusavich has been a trial lawyer since 1980 specializing in major civil claims. Bruce’s background, accomplishments and accolades include the following:

* 2003 President of Consumer Attorneys of California

* President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

* Named “Top 50 Lawyers Who Stand Out”, Los Angeles Business Journal

* Named among “The 100 Most Influential Attorneys in the State of California”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, California Law Business

* Named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Verdictum Juris

* Martindale-Hubbell “AV-Preeminent” rating

* American Board of Trial Advocates

HILLEL T. COHN

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5117

Fax: 213-623-4581

hcohn@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Capital Markets

* Corporate

Hillel T. Cohn has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign business enterprises in securities, corporate governance and merger and acquisition matters. In particular, Mr. Cohn assists clients with public offerings, 144A offerings, venture financings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He also counsels public companies concerning the preparation of periodic reports, proxy statements and compliance with other securities law matters. Mr. Cohn has represented US and foreign companies in cross-border transactions and counseled foreign companies on federal regulatory provision compliance. He has also represented public companies and their officers, broker-dealers, investment advisers and municipal securities dealers in SEC and SRO investigations.

JUDITH R. FORMAN

LAW OFFICES OF JUDITH R. FORMAN, P.C.

11355 W. Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tel: 310-444-8840

Fax: 310-444-8841

jrf@familylawcounsel.com

* Marital Dissolutions

* Paternity Matters

* Prenuptial Agreements

Judith R. Forman’s select group of clients are men and women connected to the entertainment, business, professional and sports communities whose family law matters involve complex business, property, tax, custody and support issues. An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Forman’s goal is to achieve resolution of disputed issues through negotiation where possible and through effective litigation where necessary. Her firm treats each client’s situation as unique, requiring caring, attention to detail and creativity. Ms. Forman is certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

NEIL H. FREEDMAN

SILVER & FREEDMAN, PPLC

2029 Century Park East 19th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-556-2356

Fax: 310-556-0832

nfreedman@silfre.com

www.silver-freedman.com

* Business Litigation

* Product Liability Defense

* Real Estate Litigation

Mr. Freedman, a founding partners of Silver & Freedman, has over 30 years of experience in both trial and appellate litigation. He is actively involved in arbitrations and mediations, and has served as both a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Freedman has litigated business and commercial disputes among individuals, corporations and partnerships in matters involving contracts, business fraud, embezzlement, sales and acquisitions, guarantee and surety issues, leases, landlord and tenant disputes, fraudulent conveyances and enforcement of judgments. Mr. Freedman is the head of Silver & Freedman’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, and also has had numerous trials involving family law matters. He was named “1999 Business Litigator of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association.

FRANK N. DARRAS

SHERNOFF BIDART & DARRAS LLP

600 South Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711

Tel: 909-621-4935

Fax: 909-625-6915

fdarras@sbd-law.com

www.sbd-law.com

* Insurance Bad Faith for

* Disabled Insureds

* General Litigation

Frank N. Darras is a partner with the law firm of Shernoff Bidart & Darras, LLP and heads the firm’s health, life and disability department. From the Well Street Journal to the Los Angeles Times, CNBC to CBS, Frank Darras has been singled out as America’s leading plaintiff’s lawyer representing disabled insureds. His client list is a virtual who’s who of film stars, television personalities, sports figures, doctors, lawyers, business professionals, and, he hasn’t forgotten America’s heart, the blue collar worker. He litigates insurance bad faith cases on a national basis and has evaluated more than 6,700 claims. Mr. Darras is AV rated and listed in Outstanding Lawyers of America. He is widely published and a frequent national keynote speaker.

RUSSELL M. FRANDSEN

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5128

Fax: 213-623-4581

rfrandsen@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Corporate

A corporate practitioner in the Los Angeles area for 27 years, Russell M. Frandsen has significant experience with entrepreneurial businesses, securities offerings and compliance, intellectual property, tax and real estate. He has completed numerous mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and regulatory matters, corporate restructuring and venture funding transactions. His practice includes business and tax Manning, corporate transactions, finance transactions, M&A transactions, commercial and other business transactions, securities laws compliance, and representing clients before the IRS.

JOHN M. GENGA

PAUL, HASTINGS, JANOFSKY & WALKER LLP

515 South Flower Street 25th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-683-6000

Fax: 213-627-0705

johngenga@paulhastings.com

www.paulhastings.com

* Entertainment Litigation

* Intellectual Property Litigation

* Business Litigation

John Genga chairs Paul Hastings’ worldwide entertainment practice group. He provides litigation avoidance counseling and litigates cases in the areas of, among others, copyright infringement and misappropriation of ideas in motion pictures, television, electronic entertainment, publishing and advertising; copyright and other intellectual property issues on the Internet; profit participation and other business disputes in the entertainment industry; trade secrets and unfair competition in the development and sale of source code end other products and services; exploitation of individuals’ names and likenesses in copyrighted works, advertising and merchandising; and trademark and domain name infringement.

DENNIS ALLAN FISCHER

ATTORNEY AT LAW

1448 15th Street, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: 310-451-4815

Fax: 310-451-4639

dennisafischer@earthlink.net

* Appellate

On the Daily Journal’s 2002 list of top 100 California Lawyers, Fischer has practiced law 38 years specializing primarily in criminal appeals, but also in judicial discipline and ethical issues. He has argued more than 25 cases before the California Supreme Court, and one capital case in the U.S. Supreme Court, with over 100 published California and federal appellate cases as well as hundreds of unpublished decisions to his credit. Fischer is a member and past president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. From 1997-2001 he served on California’s Appellate Process Task Force under appointment by Chief Justice George. His book, Appeals and Writs in Criminal Cases, is in its second edition.

RONALD F. FRANK

BANNAN GREEN FRANK & TERZIAN LLP

555 South Flower Street Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-362-1177

Fax: 213-362-1188

rfrank@bgftlaw.com

www.bgftlaw.com

* Civil Litigation Defense

* Class Action/Mass Torts

* Employment Litigation

For over twenty years Ron Frank has specialized in defending product liability and warranty litigation. non graduated first in his class from Bucknell University and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict, winning over 70% of them. Ron’s practice includes mass torts, personal injury, employment, municipal contracts, professional malpractice, and “lemon law” claims, and his experience ranges from state and federal court trials and appeals to safety recall advice, pre-litigation counseling, and product manual drafting, non has also authored scholarly articles for numerous publications and guest lectured at local law schools.

THOMAS VINCENT GIRARDI

GIRARDI & KEESE

1126 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-977-0211

Fax: 213-481-1554

www.girardikeese.com

* Class Action/Mass Torts

* Personal Injury/Product Liability

* Business Litigation

* Bad Faith Cases

Thomas Girardi, a partner in Girardi Keese, has been practicing law since 1965. He is an associate professor for Loyola Law School; currently sits on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 lawyers in the world; a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to 100 lawyers in the country; and the past national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, the Daily Journal’s top lawyers in California and was inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame by the California State Bar in 2003.

BENJAMIN E. GOLDMAN

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY LEE

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5172

Fax: 213-623-4581

bgoldman@sed.com

www.ssd.com

* Labor & Employment

Benjamin E. Goldman has specialized in labor and employment law representing management for more than 30 years. He represents a wide spectrum of foreign and domestic corporations, institutions and associations on a variety of labor-related matters, including wrongful termination, employment litigation, collective bargaining, union representation, unfair labor practice, equal employment opportunity and other issues involving the employment relationship. Mr. Goldman has worked with clients in the hospitality, health care and aviation industries. He also has extensive experience representing foreign corporations on compliance with federal and state employment laws. Mr. Goldman is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

CAROLE E. HANDLER

O’DONNELL & SHAEFFER LLP

633 West 5th Street Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-532-2000

Fax: 213-632-2020

chandler@oslaw.com

www.oslaw.com

* Antitrust

* Entertainment Litigation

* Intellectual Property Law

Carole E. Handler is nationally recognized as a leading antitrust and intellectual property trial attorney, with special emphasis on the fields of energy, sports, and entertainment. She represented the motion picture industry in copyright/new media cases and represented Marvel Enterprises in its successful battle to reclaim the motion picture rights to its signature character, “Spider-Man.” Ms. Handler is an honors graduate of Harvard and holds city planning and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She publishes extensively and teaches law at USC and UCLA Law Schools. She is active in pro bono litigation. >From 2000-2003, Ms. Handler was named one of California’s top litigators.

DANIEL MARTIN HODES

LOPEZ, HODES, RESTAINO, MILMAN & SKIKOS

450 Newport Center Drive 2nd Floor Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: 949-640-8222

Fax: 949-640-8294

dhodes@lopez-hodes.com

www.lopezhodes.com

* Plaintiff PI: Malpractice

* Plaintiff PI: General

Daniel M. Hodes has practiced in Orange County for ]over 20 years. His expertise in the area of complex medical malpractice makes him one of the most sought after malpractice lawyers in California. Dan has successfully resolved hundreds of malpractice actions, including a 1997 landmark verdict against an HMO for the wrongful death of a young wife and mother, the largest medical malpractice wrongful death verdict in Orange County history ($10.96 million). Dan was named Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Top Gun, Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer of the Year 2000 and was a finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year 2003.

MARVIN GOODSON

GOODSON & WACHTEL, APC

10940 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tel: 310-208-8282

Fax: 310-208-8582

mg@gwtaxlaw.com

www.lawyers.com/gwtaxlaw

* Estate Planning/Trusts

* Closely Held Businesses

* Income, Estate and Gift Taxes

* Probate Administration

Marvin Goodson, J.D., Loyola 1950, Founding principal of Goodson & Wachtel; originator in 1952 of Living Trusts to avoid probate, which despite early vigorous objections of most law firms, are now common throughout most of the United States. Goodson has lectured, written, and planned in many phases of estates and trusts with innovative planning for high net worth families and privately held companies; successful in civil tax controversies; well-known for finding creative solutions to difficult planning matters emphasizing business, personal and family goals interwoven with tax savings. Goodson heads a team of highly qualified tax, trust, and probate lawyers.

BARRY T. HARLAN

LEWITT HACKMAN SHAPIRO MARSHALL & HARLAN

16633 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1100 Encino, CA 91436

Tel: 818-990-2120

Fax: 818-981-4764

bharlan@lewitthackman.com

www.lewitthackman.com

* Family Law Litigation

* Family Law Mediation

BARRY T. HARLAN is a Certified Family Law Specialist admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Supreme Court. For over 35 years Barry has assisted clients with the division of property, child custody, child/spousal support, and prenuptial/post-nuptial agreements. Being part of a full-service law firm which also provides quality legal services in areas such as business, corporations, real estate, securities, and tax, Barry is able to handle large, complex Family Law matters. Named one of the “Top 25 Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley,” Barry also serves as a Judge Pro Tern and a Family Law mediator.

JOHN C. HOLBERTON

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5108

Fax: 213-623-4581

jholberton@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Corporate

John C. Holberton counsels clients on tax issues surrounding domestic and international transactions. In addition to helping clients achieve the best possible tax advantages, he advises them on federal and state income taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes and transfer taxes. His unique understanding of US federal and international tax laws stems from serving as attorney-adviser in the IRS’s Office of the Chief Counsel, end in the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of International Tax Counsel. Mr. Holberton developed and implemented US international tax policy, negotiated bilateral international income tax treaties and represented the United States in international organizations.

STANLEY IRL GREENBERG

STANLEY I. GREENBERG

6080 Center Drive, Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tel: 310-215-7509

Fax: 310-215-7736

stanmanlaw@aol.com

* Criminal Defense: White Collar

* Criminal Defense: General

Mr. Greenberg served in the Army JAG Corps (including Vietnam), and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles. Since 1974 his practice is devoted to criminal defense, primarily white-collar crime. Greenberg served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Justice Council of the ABA. As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (California Bar) since 1979, he achieves positive results for clients and has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Major trials include espionage (FBI Agent), money laundering, RICO and fraud. Member Colorado and Missouri Bars.

SUZANNE HARRIS

HARRIS-GINSBERG LLP

6500 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1870 Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tel: 310-444-6333

Fax: 310-444-6330

sharris@harris-ginsberg.com

www.harris-ginsberg.com

* Family Law

Suzanne Harris is a principal in the firm of Harris * Ginsberg LLP. She has limited her practice to family law for over twenty years. A Certified Specialist in Family Law since 1983, Ms. Harris has been an active bar leader locally, at the state level and nationally. She is an experienced litigator on all family law issues, including child custody, child and spousal support, business valuation, separate property claims and community property allocations. Her clients best achieve the “big win”, whether in trial or at the negotiating table, with a fair and cost-effective outcome.

GORDON HUNT

HUNT ORTMANN BLASCO PALFFY & ROSSELL, INC.

301 North Lake Avenue 7th Floor Pasadena, CA 91101

Tel: 626-440-5200

Fax: 626-796-0107

www.hobpr.com

* Construction Law

Nationally known expert in construction law, representing owners (public and private), contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes. Member of California, Los Angeles, and American Bar Association. Co-author of “California Construction Law”, 16th Edition, published by Aspen Law & Business. Author of “Construction Surety & Bonding Handbook”, published by Aspen Law & Business. Author of the California Continuing Education of the Bar Action Guide, “Handling Mechanic’s Liens and Remedies”, published by the Regents of the University of California. Author of numerous articles on every construction topic, published in bar association journals, magazines and elsewhere. B.A. in Political Science, U.C.L.A.–1956; Juris Doctor.

SANFORD JOSSEN

ATTORNEY AT LAW

865 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite 101 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tel: 310-546-9118

Fax: 310-546-3806

jossenlaw@aol.com

* Serious Personal Injury

* Business Litigation

* Insurance Claims

* Sexual Molestation of Children

Mr. Jossen has practiced law for more than 21 years with an emphasis in the following areas: all aspects of personal injury including automobile, motorcycle and bicycle accidents; uninsured motorist claims; insurance and bad faith claims; legal malpractice; and attorney-client fee disputes. He has presided over more than 1,500 mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Jossen has served as a Referee in both the Los Angeles Superior Court Dependency and Delinquency Divisions. He has initiated several class action type law suits on behalf of children. His work has been covered by the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Journal and Los Angeles Lawyer. Call Sanford Jossen–he’s a caring first-rate lawyer.

ALFRED KLEIN

RODI, POLLOCK, PETTKER, GALBRAITH & CHILL, ALC

444 South Flower Street Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-895-4900

Fax: 213-895-4921

alfredklein@earthlink.net

www.rodipollock.com

* Labor & Employment Law

* Employment Litigation

* ERISA Litigation

AI has been practicing labor and employment law for more than 30 years. His practice includes litigation and counseling regarding unions, wage/hour, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, ERISA defense and arbitrations. Al emphasizes litigation avoidance including pre-litigation mediations, employee handbooks, policies and procedures, legal compliance, and disciplinary and termination issues. AI’s clients range from very small to national companies. He also counsels executives and professionals in employment crises. AI graduated from the University of Michigan and Boar Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley.

WALTER JOHN LACK

ENGSTROM LIPSCOMB & LACK

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard

16th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-552-3800

Fax: 310-552-9434

wlack@elllaw.com

www.elllaw.com

* Catastrophic Personal Injury

* Complex Business Litigation

* Professional Liability and Bad Faith

Walter Lack’s practice involves the representation of plaintiffs in a wide range of complex personal injury and business litigation matters throughout the United States. As one of the largest contingent fee only firms in California, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack has handled some of the largest cases in California history during the last thirty years. As lead counsel in the Erin Brockovich/PG&E case, the billion dollar plus settlement of the natural gas price fixing cases against El Paso Gas and a multitude of consumer class action cases against insurance companies generating over a billion dollars of recovery, the firm remains at the cutting edge of modern litigation.

ROBERT STEFAN KAUFMAN

KAUFMAN, YOUNG, SPIEGEL, ROBINSON & KENERSON

301 North Canon Drive, Suite 300 Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tel: 310-887-5100

Fax: 310-887-5119

* Family Law

Mr. Kaufman’s represents prominent entertainment personalities, professionals and business executives in complex domestic relations cases. In 1999, he was named one of the Top 50 Litigators in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mr. Kaufman is a member of the Los Angeles, California and American Bar Associations and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. From 1989-1997, he was an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine law School, where he taught “Advanced Family Law. He has spoken before the California Society of CPAs, UCLA and USC Law Schools. Mr. Kaufman was trial counsel for Mrs. Richie in the Lionel Richie divorce, the first California trial court decision finding celebrity goodwill to be a property right. Mr. Kaufman has litigated cases in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii and Massachusetts.

LINDA R. KOLLAR

HOOPER LUNDY & BROOKMAN

1875 Century Park East Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-551-8111

Fax: 310-551-8194

lkollar@health-law.com

www.health-law.com

* Administrative Law

* Civil Litigation Defense

Linda specializes in the representation of behavioral health care providers, licensed non-profit community care facilities that provide residential treatment and foster care for children, and health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists, throughout California. Linda devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising these providers on licensure, regulatory issues, representing them in administrative and civil litigation, in contract negotiations as well as on the formation of integrated services. Linda also has a significant amount of experience in business law and litigation, including appellate work.

C. STEPHEN LAWRENCE

HOGAN & HARTSON LLP

3 Park Plaza, Suite 1570 Irvine, CA 92614

Tel: 949-250-4550

Fax: 949-833-0976

cslawrence@hhlaw.com

www.hhlaw.com

* FDA Law

* Regulatory Law

* Life Sciences Law

* Biotechnology Law

C. Stephen Lawrence specializes in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) law. He represents medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life sciences companies in all types of FDA-related matters, including product approvals, clinical trials, imports/exports, labeling, advertising and promotion, inspections, compliance, good manufacturing practices, electronic recordkeeping, due diligence, and internal investigations. Steve’s experience as a former FDA investigator and a former Fortune 100 company in-house lawyer enables him to negotiate successfully with the FDA to achieve optimal results for his clients. He frequently speaks at professional meetings and academic programs regarding FDA matters. Steve is a member of the California, Washington D.C., and Virginia bars.

JENNIFER LYNN KELLER

ATTORNEY AT LAW

18101 Yon Karman Avenue, Suite 1400 Irvine, CA 92612

Tel: 949-476-8700

Fax: 949-476-0900

jkeller@prodigy.net

http://jenniferkeller.com

* Criminal Defense

* Civil Litigation

JENNIFER L. KELLER A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1975; J.D. University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1978; admitted to California Bar November, 1978. Lead counsel on over 150 jury trials to verdict, including white collar, murder, death penalty cases and complex civil litigation. President of the Orange County Bar Association (1996), Orange County Women Lawyers Attorney of the Year (2003), Orange County Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year (2000), Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Lawyer of the Year (1983). L.A. Daily Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in California (Editor’s Pick, 2001),” and “California’s Top 30 Women Litigators (2O02).”

JEFFREY KRIVIS

FIRST MEDIATION CORPORATION

16501 Ventura Boulevard Suite 606 Encino, CA 91436

Tel: 818-784-4544

Fax: 818-784-1836

jkrivis@mediate.com

www.firstmediation.com

* ADR Arbitrator/Mediator

JEFFREY KRIVIS has been recognized by the Daily Journal the premier legal publication in Southern California, as one of the “top 20 neutrals in the state”. He mediates employment, entertainment, business, complex insurance, catastrophic injury and class action disputes. An adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School since 1994, he trains attorneys and judges in negotiation and advanced mediation skills. He has received the “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” Award by a publicly traded corporation. He is the President of the International Academy of Mediators and past President of the Southern California Mediation Association. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

JEFFERY O. LE BEAU

PEACOCK & LE BEAU

3741 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814

Tel: 562-284-6511

Fax: 562-284-6516

jlebeau111@aol.com

www.peacockandlebeau.com

* Criminal Defense

* Plaintiff Pl: General

* Civil Litigation Defense

Jeffery Le Beau is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally he is a judge Pro Tem and serves as a chosen Mediator for the LA County Superior Courts. He and his partner offer competitive fees, personalized care, and individual attention. As a result of his firms dedication and commitment, over 80% of their new clients are referred to them by previous clients, judges, and fellow attorneys. He is easy to talk to and consult with. Their team of legal experts work closely together to develop a winning strategy for their clients.

MICHAEL R. LESLIE

CALDWELL LESLIE NEWCOMBE & PETTIT

1000 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-629-9040

Fax: 213-629-9022

leslie@clnp.com

www.clnp.com

* Environmental Litigation

* Complex Business

Litigation

Mike Leslie and his firm specialize in the litigation, trial and resolution of high stakes complex litigation. Most recently, Mike defended a major oil company in a federal court trial in which the plaintiff sought over $25 million in damages. The jury deliberated only two hours before awarding Mike’s client a unanimous defense verdict. Before that, Mike was lead counsel in a trial in state court in which he obtained an $18 million jury verdict for his clients, on top of $11 million in pretrial settlements. Mike and his firm offer their clients the superior trial expertise and litigation skills that have proven to be a winning combination, both in and out of the courtroom.

DAVID A. MALLEN

LAW OFFICE OF DAVID A. MALLEN

840 Apollo Street, Suite 311 El Segundo, CA 90245

Tel: 310-606-0065

Fax: 310-606-0064

mallenlawoffice@netscape.net

* Employment Litigation

* Wage & Hour Law

* Class Actions

David Mallen started his practice in 1992, fresh out of law school. In addition to litigating termination, harassment, and discrimination cases, he has developed a niche as a fierce advocate for the working poor. “When it comes to legally mandated minimum wages, overtime, and working conditions, no case is too small,” he says. “I empathize. I have washed dishes, bused tables, and worked in factories. Representing executives and small businesses is fine work, but nothing is more satisfying than recovering unpaid wages. It is good for clients, good for law-abiding companies, and good for California.”

DONALD BRUCE MARKS

MARKS & BROOKLIER

10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-772-2287

Fax: 310-772-2286

marksbrooklier@yahoo.com

www.donaldmarks.com

* Criminal Defense

Century City based lawyer Donald Marks has specialized in criminal defense for over thirty years. His firm has handled numerous high profile clients including lawyers, doctors, entertainment figures and corporate executives. Mr. Marks has served on the Board of Governors of CACJ, the largest state organization of criminal defense attorneys. He also chaired the White Collar Crimes Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He was named “Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association in 2001 and has lectured widely on criminal law. Mr. Marks continues to actively defend a wide variety of criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

WINSTON KEVIN MCKESSON

WINSTON MCKESSON

315 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tel: 310-277-9595

Fax: 310-272-0177

* Criminal Defense

The McKesson firm has been instrumental in obtaining significant verdicts and/or settlements in numerous cases that range from, prison deaths (based on the failure to provide medication) to home fires, home explosions, police beatings, and unlawful terminations. Further, Mr. McKesson successfully represented Rafael Perez, the central figure in the “Rampart Scandal” and a host of political, professional and community leaders. Moreover, he serves as a frequent television commentator regarding significant legal issues. Winston McKesson is married to a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney. The couple resides in Los Angeles with their three children.

DONNA D. MELBY

SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL LLP

601 South Figueroa Street Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-892-5027

Fax: 213-623-9924

dmelby@sonnenschein.com

www.sonnenschein.com

* Litigation

* Labor & Employment

* Entertainment Litigation

Named by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals as one of California’s “Most Talented and Influential Trial Attorneys” and one of the Top Women Litigators in the State, Donna Melby is one of Sonnenschein’s team of nationally renowned trial attorneys. Representing clients in every industry, including entertainment, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, aerospace, communications, and finance, she handles litigation of complex business matters of all types. She is a member of Sonnenschein’s litigation practice group and co-chairs its Labor and Employment practice. Ms. Melby, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, was recently honored by election as National Vice President of the American Board of Trial Advocates and will be President in 2005.

CHRISTOPHER MOORE

MOORE BRYAN & SCHROFF

21515 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 490 Torrance, CA 90503

Tel: 310-540-8855

Fax: 310-316-1307

chris@mbslawcorp.com

www.moorebryanschroff.com

* Family Law Litigation

* Collaborative Divorce & Mediation

* Trust & Estates

Chris is a member of Moore, Bryan & Schroff, whose practice is limited to family law and trusts and estates. He has spoken and written widely on family law and trusts and estates issues. Chris is certified as a specialist both in family law and trusts and estates by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Chris is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

ROBERT J. NACHSHIN

NACHSHIN & WESTON LLP

11601 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: 310-478-6868

Fax: 310-473-8112

bob@nwdivorce.com

www.nwdivorce.com

* Family Law

Robert J. Nachshin represents celebrities and high net worth types in divorce and other family law matters. Best known for prevailing in the precedent-setting Barry Bonds prenuptial case, Nachshin is often quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles magazine. He also has appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “E! Entertainment” “Celebrity Justice” and CNN’s “Burden of Proof.” Nachshin is a Certified Family Law Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. The Columbia University School of Law graduate recently co-authored a book on prenuptial agreements: “I Do, You Do … But Just Sign Here.”

PIERCE O’DONNELL

O’DONNEL & SHAEFFER LLP

633 West 5th Street Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-532-2000

Fax: 213-532-2020

www.oslaw.com

* Business Litigation

Pierce O’Donnell is one of the leading trial lawyers in the country. A partner in O’Donnell & Shaeffer, LLP, he has handled numerous complex matters in a variety of fields. A Georgetown and Yale graduate, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White and Ninth Circuit Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler. For his many precedent-setting cases, Pierce was named one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal He also is a perennial “Top 100 Lawyer” in California. Most recently, as co-lead counsel, he obtained a $1.7 billion recovery against El Paso Natural Gas Co.

MICHAEL ORAN

LAWYER

550 South Hope Street Suite 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-624-1177

Fax: 213-624-1161

info@californiamedlaw.com

www.californiamedlaw.com

* Plaintiff PI: Malpractice

* Plaintiff PI: Product Liability

* Plaintiff PI: General

As a trial lawyer, Michael Oran successfully represents people who have suffered serious injuries as a result of negligence. Effective communication, professionalism and integrity are hallmarks of his ability to handle a wide variety of cases from medical malpractice to dangerous products, transportation accidents and work place injuries. His basic philosophy of hard work, preparing cases for trial, dedication and passion consistently leads to just and fair results for his clients. Guided by the principle that the welfare of the client is the ultimate duty, his goal is simple: to reduce the difficulties faced by his clients and make a difference in their lives.

GARY CARL OTTOSON

BACALSKI BYRNE KOSKA & OTTOSON, LLP

300 South Grand Avenue Suite 1150 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-217-4900

Fax: 213-626-4900

gottoson@bbko.com

www.bbko.com

* General Litigation

* Business Litigation

* Insurance Defense: PI

* Insurance Defense: Commercial

A partner in Bacalski, Byrne, Koska and Ottoson, LLP, Gary has tried over 85 jury cases in Federal and Superior Courts in California. His cases have covered a broad spectrum of civil litigation including mass tort, product liability, intellectual property, business related matters and professional liability involving attorneys, real estate brokers and others. He also handles contract and partnership disputes. Gary is a past president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. A graduate of U.S.C. Law School, he serves on its Board of Councilors.

STEPHEN T. OWENS

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5134

Fax: 213-623-4581

sowens@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Litigation

Stephen T. Owens is an experienced trial attorney with practice emphasis on real estate and complex business litigation, with substantial experience in the areas of unfair competition, trademark and copyright infringement, employment disputes, commercial fraud and banking litigation. In his 25 years of practice, Mr. Owens has accumulated broad experience in all phases of civil litigation and trial practice in both state and federal courts. Highly regarded in the legal community, he is the recipient of the American Bar Association’s John Minor Wisdom Award for Professionalism and Public Service, as well as the President’s Pro Bone Service Award.

DAVID BRUCE PARKER

PARKER MILLS & PATEL LLP

865 South Figueroa Street Suite 3200 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-622-4441

Fax: 213-622-1444

parker@pmplaw.com

www.pmplaw.com

* Legal Malpractice

* Business Litigation

A “Lawyers’ Lawyer” (California Law Business (“The Malpractice Practice” (11/30/98)), and to many the answer to the question “Who You Gonna Call” (California Lawyer (February 2002)), Dave is an expert on California legal malpractice and professional ethics. Currently Chair of Los Angeles County Bar’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, for many years Rated AV by Martindale-Hubble, he is among California’s elite lawyers on business and professional liability insurance, and non-profit/corporate officer liability. David is widely sought as an expert witness/consultant, and has tried or arbitrated dozens of cases, and served as lead lawyer in numerous reported California Appeals Courts decision.

STEPHEN PROSSER PEACOCK

PEACOCK & LE BEAU

3741 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814

Tel: 562-284-6511

Fax: 562-284-6516

www.peacockandlebeau.com

* Criminal Defense

Stephen Peacock is a highly respected Criminal law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally he is a judge Pro Tem for the LA County Superior Courts. He and his partner offer competitive fees, personalized care, and individual attention. As a result of his firms dedication and commitment, over 80% of their new clients are referred to them by previous clients, judges, and fellow attorneys. He is easy to talk to and consult with. Their team of legal experts work closely together to develop a winning strategy for their clients.

LAWRENCE PEITZMAN

PEITZMAN, WEG & KEMPINSKY LLP

1801 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1225 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-552-3100

Fax: 310-552-3101

lpeitzman@pwkllp.com

www.pwkllp.com

* Business Bankruptcy

* Commercial Law

* Workouts

Mr. Peitzman has practiced bankruptcy and commercial law since 1974. His broad-based practice includes representing debtors, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, buyers of assets and others in workouts and chapter 11 cases. Mr. Peitzman has been president of Financial Lawyers Conference, chair of an American Bar Association committee on Loan Workouts, member of the California State Bar’s UCC and Insolvency Law Committees and of the Executive Committee of Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Commercial and Bankruptcy Section. He is the contributing editor on bankruptcy law for the California Business Law Reporter and is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

MICHAEL JOSEPH PIUZE

THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL J. PIUZE

11755 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1170 Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: 310-312-1102

Fax: 310.473.0708

mpiuze@mjplaw.net

* Personal Injury

* Product Liability

* Crashworthiness

* Insurance Bad Faith

Largest Individual Verdict in History–$28 Billion Second Largest Individual Verdict in History–$3 Billion

Top 10 Super Lawyers–Super Lawyers 2004

Winningest Lawyer in United States–National Law Journal 2002

Winningest Lawyer in United States–National Law Journal 2001

California Lawyer of the Year–2001

Southern California Trial Lawyer of the Year–1998

Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year–1996

Best Lawyers in America–1993 to present

Major personal injury, product liability, automotive crashworthiness, major insurance bad faith.

LINDA J. RETZ

ATTORNEY AT LAW

10880 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2200 Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tel: 310-470-6010

Fax: 310-470-6735

lretz@hswlaw.com

www.hswlaw.com

* Estate Planning

* Probate & Trust Law

Linda Retz has her own practice and is of counsel to the firm of Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, APC. Her estate plans give careful consideration to the things that are of greatest importance to her clients–protecting their privacy, planning for incapacity, naming guardians for their children and caretakers for their pets, providing for the disposition avoiding probate administration and saving taxes. Ms. Retz also conducts probate and trust administrations and prepares transfer tax returns. She lectures and writes extensively for major universities, California Continuing Education of the Bar and the California CPA Education Foundation, among others.

TIMOTHY D. REUBEN

RUEBEN & NOVICOFF

1100 Glendon Avenue 10th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tel: 310-777-1990

Fax: 310-777-1989

tdr@rnlaw.com

www.rnlaw.com

* Business Litigation

* Employment Litigation

* Entertainment Litigation

* IP Litigation

An experienced trial lawyer, Tim Reuben attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, graduating in 1980. In 1992, Tim founded Reuben & Novicoff, a boutique litigation firm in Westwood, specializing in real estate, securities, entertainment, copyright, construction, insurance, unfair competition, employment, and other complex litigation. In one recent construction defect and insurance matter, Tim obtained over $18 million for his client. A frequent lecturer and author, Tim is a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court, the L.A. Copyright Society, and Professional Network Group (PNG). Tim has served as a Judge Pro Tem, as an L.A. County Bar Fee Arbitrator, as Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee (TIPS), and on the L.A. County Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee.

SETH A. RIBNER

SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP

10 Universal City Plaza Suite 1850 Universal City, CA 91608

Tel: 818-755-9611

Fax: 818-755-7009

sribner@stblaw.com

www.stblaw.com

* Securities Litigation

* Business, General

Seth Ribner is a partner in the expanding Los Angeles office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. His comprehensive business litigation practice serves clients in a number of areas including insurance, securities, banking, and antitrust. Recently, Mr. Ribner successfully represented an energy producer in matters arising out of the California energy crisis and he is currently handling complex insurance litigation matters resulting from the September 11 disaster. Mr. Ribner received an A.B., summa cum laude, and an A.M. from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a J.D. from Columbia University where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Ribner is admitted to the State Bar of California and the State Bar of New York.

MARK S. ROBERTS

LAW OFFICES OF MARK SCOTT ROBERTS, APLC

1440 North Harbor Blvd. Suite 900 Fullerton, CA 92835

Tel: 800-689-PLAN

Fax: 714-680-0906

mroberts@marksroberts.com

www.marksroberts.com

* Estate Planning/Trusts

* Elder Law

The question is not whether we will leave a legacy; we all will. The question is whether it will be one of bitterness, courtrooms and excessive taxes; or one that reflects the love and concern we have for our family. Mark Roberts, utilizing over twenty years of experience as an estate planning attorney, author and educator, helps clients bestow a positive legacy of wisdom and love without leaving Uncle Sam as a primary beneficiary. To do this he uses living trusts, charitable and insurance trusts, foundations and all viable planning tools. The firm also assists in MediCal qualification and planning. Mr. Roberts is an “AV” rated attroney.

IRA H. ROSENBLATT

STONE, ROSENBLATT & CHA

16633 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1401 Encino, CA 91436

Tel: 818-789-2232

Fax: 818-789-2269

irosenblatt@stone-rosenblatt.com

www.stone-rosenblatt.com

* General Practice

* Business, General

* Civil Litigation Defense

Ira Rosenblatt is a founding partner at Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, a prominent business and litigation firm which recently appeared on the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s short list of “Top Firms”. He represents a variety of mid-market business clients in a broad range of transactional matters. Mr. Rosenblatt has successfully tried cases in multiple Southern California counties, appeared before appellate courts in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and represented employers before the California Labor Commission. Mr. Rosenblatt has earned Martindale-Hubbells highest rating (A-V) for preeminent legal ability and ethics, and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

BRIAN GEOFFREY SAYLIN

LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN SAYLIN

One City Blvd West Suite 1400 Orange, CA 92868

Tel: 714-937-1979

Fax: 714-937-1923

brian@saylin-law.com

www.saylin-law.com

* Family Law

* Appellate

Since 1968, Mr. Saylin, has successfully limited his practice to the areas of Family Law and California Appellate Practice. He is certified by the State of California as a Family Law Specialist, and has been elected as a Certified Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He lectures lawyers in Divorce and Appellate Practice and has instructed aspiring lawyers at Western State College of Law. His scores of appeals include the published decisions in In re Marriage of Koester, In re Marriage of Schaefer and In re Marriage of Dunn, Mr. Saylin represents clients throughout the State of California.

BRIAN E. SCHIELD

SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.

801 South Figueroa Street 14th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-689-5109

Fax: 213-623-4581

bschield@ssd.com

www.ssd.com

* Labor & Employment

* Immigration

Brian E. Schield has over 20 years of experience handling business-related immigration matters for large international companies, organizations of all sizes, individuals and families, with a particular focus on Europe and the Pacific Rim. Mr. Schield advises on labor certification processing through the Department of Labor, nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions filed with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) and Visa applications filed with US consultants abroad. He helps clients develop their immigration strategy, prepares documentation and oversees processing through US consulates and government agencies. He also represents US businesses in connection with I-9 audits and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

ROBERT F. SCOULAR

SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL LLP

601 South Figueroa Street Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-892-5003

Fax: 213-623-9924

rscoular@sonnenschein.com

www.sonnenschein.com

* Government Contracts Litigation

* Intellectual Property Litigation

* General Litigation

Robert Scoular is the managing partner and head of the litigation and intellectual property practice groups in Sonnenschein’s 70-attorney Los Angeles office. He is a trial and appellate attorney, specializing in complex litigation. He has been lead counsel in a broad range of litigation, including class actions, shareholder derivative suits, unfair competition, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, government contracts, labor and employment, products liability, and commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has been recognized annually by California Law Business, a supplement to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals, as one of California’s leading “rainmakers.”

FRIEDRICH W. SEITZ

MURCHISON & CUMMING

801 South Grand Avenue 9th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-623-7400

Fax: 213-623-6336

fseitz@murchison-cumming.com

www.murchison-cumming.com

* Civil Litigation Defense

Friedrich W. Seitz is the Managing Partner and Chair of the Product Liability Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming. Mr. Seitz focuses his practice on products liability and international law. Mr. Seitz is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Product Liability Section Chair, 2003-2004). Mr. Seitz is admitted to practice in California and Washington D.C. Mr. Seitz is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A.) and the Southwestern University (J.D.).

MARC M. SELTZER

SUSMAN GODFREY LLP

1901 Avenue of the Stars Suite 950 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-789-3102

Fax: 310-789-3006

mseltzer@susmangodfrey.com

www.susmangodfrey.com

* Antitrust Litigation

* Securities Litigation

* Business Litigation

* Class Action/Mass Torts

Marc M. Seltzer is a partner of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is the resident head of the firm’s Los Angeles office, specializing in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on antitrust and securities cases. Mr. Seltzer is a Vice Chairman of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vice President of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and a member of the American Law Institute.

JOHN J. SHAEFFER

O’DONNELL & SHAFFER LLP

633 West 5th Street SSuite 170 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-532-2000

Fax: 213-532-2020

www.oslaw.com

* Business Litigation

* Entertainment Litigation

* Intellectual Property Law

* Antitrust

John Shaeffer is a founding partner in O’Donnell & Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer received his B.S. in 1985 and his J.D. magna cum laude in 1988 from Santa Clara University. Mr. Shaeffer’s litigation career is marked by significant trial experience as well as substantial appellate practice. His areas of interest include, intellectual property, antitrust, CERCLA, entertainment, and defense of complex product liability claims. Mr. Shaeffer is a frequent author and lecturer in these areas and since 2000 he has been an adjunct professor at Santa Clara School of Law teaching Entertainment/New Media Law.

PERRY S. SILVER

SILVER & FREEDMAN, PPLC

2029 Century Park East 19th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-556-2356

Fax: 310-556-0832

psilver@silfre.com

www.silver-freedman.com

* Founder & Managing Partner

* Closely Held Businesses

* Mergers & Acquisitions

* Workouts

Perry Silver is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Silver & Freedman. He has negotiated the merger, acquisition and/or sale of numerous corporations and other business entities from the initial offer through the drafting of the supporting documentation. Mr. Silver also has been active in dispute resolution, unfair competition counseling, entity organizations and the negotiation and preparation of leases, real estate transaction documents, employment agreements, distributorship contracts, licenses and other operational agreements. Mr. Silver has spoken and taught on such diverse topics as ways and means of avoiding business litigation, antitrust issues for distributors and salespeople, buy-sell agreements, and protecting trade secrets.

L. ALLAN SONGSTAD JR.

SONGSTAD RANDALL & ULICH

2201 Dupont Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92612

Tel: 949-757-1600

Fax: 949-767-1613

asongstad@srufirm.com

www.srufirm.com

* Business Litigation

* Business, General

Mr. Songstad has served a wide spectrum of clients. He has litigated corporate disputes as well as cases involving financial institutions, professional liability, commercial litigation, insurance, transportation, oil and gas, real estate, and partnership matters. He has tried multi-million dollar bench and jury trials in federal and state court. Mr. Songstad also represents business entities in general corporate matters, acquisitions, mergers and employment. He is active in civic affairs serving as a council member for the City of Laguna Hills for eleven years, including three terms as Mayor.

HAROLD JAY STANTON

STANTON LAW CORPORATION

16530 Ventura Boulevard Suite 250 Encino, CA 91436

Tel: 818-501-4224

Fax: 818-501-2021

HStanton@StantonLawCorp.com

www.StantonLawCorp.com

* Family Law

* General Business

* Business Litigation

Hal Stanton received his Juris Doctorate from UCLA Law School in 1965, where he was Senior Editor of the Law Review. He served as California Deputy Attorney General before joining Loeb and Loeb as a civil litigator. In 1979 he became a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Hal uses his business law background and negotiating skills to help clients avoid unnecessary litigation; and, when necessary, his experience and talent to prevail in the courtroom. In January, 2005, he will be Dean of the AAML’s Institute for Trial Advocacy which will feature Hal’s short film “Marriage of Mardell”. Hal practices law with his wife and partner, Marian Stanton.

PETER JOSEPH TENNYSON

PAUL, HASTINGS, JANOFSKY & WALKER LLP

695 Town Center Drive 17th Floor Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tel: 714-668-6200

Fax: 714-979-1921

petertennyson@paulhastings.com

* Mergers & Acquisitions

* Banking & Financial

* Corporate Finance

* Publicly Held Companies

Pete Tennyson’s practice covers a full range of transactional work with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and related financings. He has extensive experience in “going private” deals, including representation of special committees. He has made significant use of the firm’s resources and contacts to help clients with transactions throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia. He enjoys transactional work because “When a deal is done right, there is more than one winner.”

RICHARD ROBERT TERZIAN

BANNAN GREEN FRANK & TERZIAN LLP

555 South Flower Street Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: 213-362-1177

Fax: 213-362-1188

rterzian@bgftlaw.com

www.bgftlaw.com

* Cities & Municipalities

* Civil Litigation Defense

* Civil Rights

* Employment Litigation

Dick Terzian has over 40 years of legal experience specializing in the representation of public agencies and counseling mayors, city councils, police departments, school boards, and city attorneys. Since graduating from Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California Law School, Dick has tried over a hundred cases and has nearly 40 published appellate decisions to his credit. Dick is also a frequent lecturer and author of scholarly articles on public law issues and served as an appointee of two successive Governors, on the Commission on California State Government, Organization and Economy, known as the Little Hoover Commission for 17 years.

HOWARD J. WEG

PEITZMAN, WEG & KEMPINSKY LLP

1801 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1225 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-552-3100

Fax: 310-552-3101

hweg@pwkllp.com

www.pwkllp.com

* Business Bankruptcy

* Commercial Law

* Workouts

Mr. Weg has practiced bankruptcy and commercial law since 1980. His broad-based practice includes representing debtors, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, buyers of assets and others in workouts and chapter 11 cases. Mr. Weg is vice-president of Financial Lawyers Conference and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has served on the Executive Committee and as chair of the Education Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He is a frequent lecturer, and his many publications include articles in Commercial Law Journal, California Bankruptcy Court Reporter, Real Estate Law Journal, and Business Law News.

PERRIE M. WEINER

PIPPER RUDNICK LLP

1999 Avenue of the Stars 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-595-3024

Fax: 310-595-3324

Perrie.weiner@piperrudnick.com

www.piperrudnick.com

* Securities Litigation

* Business Litigation

* Class Action/Mass Torts

Perrie Weiner, Chair of Piper Rudnick-L.A.’s securities litigation practice, represents venture capital funds, hedgefunds, broker-dealers and market makers against securities fraud and/or RICO claims. He has a national practice, with litigation victories and publications widely reported in the N.Y. Law Journal, L.A. Daily Journal, Hedgeworld and The Economist. Perrie also represents banks and publicly held companies in both national and international business disputes. He was a federal district court law clerk, ninth circuit, and an attorney with Brobeck-L.A.’s office. He lateralled to Piper, joined by his Brobeck team, where he has built a vibrant national securities practice.

BARRY G. WEST

GAIMS, WEIL, WEST, & EPSTEIN, LLP

1875 Century Park East 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310-407-4528

Fax: 310-277-2133

bgwest@gwwe.com

www.gwwe.com

* Business Litigation

* Entertainment Litigation

Barry G. West is involved in all aspects of complex business, real estate, first amendment, attorney malpractice, sports and entertainment litigation. Barry was selected as a finalist for the 2000 Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice division of the American Bar Association. Barry graduated second in His class from St. John’s University School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review. He also has a Masters of Law degree from Harvard Law School. Barry serves on several community and charitable boards and regularly acts as a court-appointed arbitrator.

SCOTT N. WESTON

NACHSHIN & WESTON LLP

11601 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: 310-478-6868

Fax: 310-473-8112

scott@nwdivorce.com

www.nwdivorce.com

* Family Law

Scott N. Weston represents celebrities and high-net worth individuals in divorce and related family law matters. Best known for prevailing in the precedent-setting Barry Bonds prenuptial case, Weston is often quoted in major publications including US magazine, The Los Angeles Daily Journal and the American Medical News. He also has appeared on various television shows including CNN Headline News and NBC’s “Extra.” Weston is a Certified Family Law Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. The Loyola University honor graduate has co-authored a book on prenuptial agreements, “I Do, You Do … But Just Sign Here.”

VIOLET P. WOODHOUSE

VIOLET p. WOODHOUSE, APC

2 Corporate Plaza Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: 949-640-8861

Fax: 949-640-8862

offices@vpwlaw.com

* Family Law

Ms. Woodhouse is the best selling author of Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce (sixth edition). She specializes in financial and legal decisions through the divorce process, retirement plan division during divorce, date of separation determination, business valuation, estate, financial planning during divorce, consulting services, and support and custody issues for tax related purposes. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor. She is also a nationally renowned public speaker, lecturer, and seminar presenter who is in constant demand.

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