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Speaking Credits

  1. Financial Executives Institute, Los Angeles, California, September 23, 1993; continuing education program on legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  2. "Law Day", California State University Fullerton, sponsored by KFI (AM 640), October 23, 1993; attorney guest lecturer on legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  3. International Biotechnology Exposition and Conference, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California, October 26-28, 1993; part of the California Manufacturers Association delegation; legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  4. Los Angeles County Bar Association, Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section, Los Angeles, California, November 2, 1993; MCLE panelist for program entitled "Understanding the Fee Arbitration Process"; spoke on using expert testimony at fee arbitrations.
  5. California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Pasadena, California, November 15, 1993; legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  6. Council of Growing Companies, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 1994; legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  7. Law Offices of Bolling, Walter & Gawthorp, Sacramento, California, January 26, 1994; MCLE program on legal cost containment and legal fee auditing.
  8. Maryland Casualty Insurance Company, Sacramento, California, March 2, 1994; controlling legal fees.
  9. Westec (manufacturing trade show/exhibition), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, March 21-23, 1994; part of the California Manufacturers Association delegation; legal cost containment and attorney's fees.
  10. National Association of Female Executives, Santa Ana, California, July 27, 1994; controlling legal fees.
  11. CPCU (Insurance) Society, Los Angeles, California, November 10, 1994; controlling legal expenses.
  12. Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California, November 16, 1994; MCLE program on how to respond to a legal fee audit.
  13. Law Firm of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, Los Angeles, California, April 13, 1995; MCLE program on legal fees and attorney billing issues.
  14. Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2nd Annual Law Office Management Institute for Medium/Large Firms, Los Angeles, California, May 16, 1995; MCLE program on how to avoid legal fee audits.
  15. California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Beverly Hills, California, October 17, 1995; legal bill audits.
  16. City Attorney's Office, Seattle, Washington, October 29, 1996; resolving attorney fee disputes.
  17. Washington State Attorney General's Office, Tacoma, Washington, November 1, 1996; winning attorney fee disputes.
  18. University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, March 26, 1997; the "do's and don'ts" of attorney billing.
  19. Orange County Bar Association, Orange, California, May 2, 1997; how litigators can increase corporate client satisfaction.
  20. Commercial Union Insurance Company, Boston, Massachusetts, May 19, 1997; legal-bill auditing.
  21. Law Firm of Bogle & Gates, Seattle, Washington, October 10, 1997; opposing attorney's fee applications/client "pet peeves" in billing.
  22. American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles, California, May 19-20, 1999; mediating Cumis fee disputes.
  23. Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, Los Angeles, California, July 23, 1999; Cumis counsel fee dispute resolution.
  24. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles, California, October 4, 1999; client "pet peeves" in billing and how to avoid being a fee audit target.
  25. Financial Executives Institute, Los Angeles, California, September 21, 2000; how the Internet and other forces are changing the legal profession.
  26. JAMS, Los Angeles, California, October 20, 2005; resolving large, complex attorney fee disputes (videoconferenced with JAMS offices in Orange County and San Francisco, California).
  27. Bergman & Dacey, Los Angeles, California, February 1, 2007; attorney fee litigation.
  28. Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2007; attorney fee litigation.
  29. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Los Angeles, California, May 22, 2007; attorney fee litigation.
  30. Dickstein Shapiro, Los Angeles, California, July 19, 2007; attorney fee recovery in insurance litigation.
  31. Howrey, Los Angeles, California, September 11, 2007; attorney fee recovery in insurance litigation.
  32. San Diego County Bar Association, Insurance and Bad Faith Section, San Diego, California, September 25, 2007; attorney fee recovery in insurance litigation.
  33. Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Costa Mesa, California, September 28, 2007; attorney fee recovery in insurance litigation.
  34. Callahan & Blaine, Santa Ana, California, October 26, 2007; attorney fee issues in insurance litigation.
  35. JAMS, Los Angeles, California, May 13, 2008; attorney fee awards in large, complex cases (videoconferenced and teleconferenced to all JAMS offices in California and nationwide; creation of related DVD training materials).
  36. National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA), Los Angeles, California, June 19, 2008; first annual "Los Angeles Attorney Fee Program: It Pays to Be Reasonable," half-day conference.
  37. AAJ Winter Convention, Class Action Litigation Group, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 8, 2009; "Lodestar Fee Issues in Class Action Fee Awards."
  38. Financial Executives International, Newport Beach, California, January 11, 2012; continuing education program on legal fees and litigation management.
  39. College of Commercial Arbitrators, national conference Los Angeles, California, November 7, 2014; reasonable attorney's fees and attorney fee awards in large, complex cases.
  40. American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, annual spring conference Seattle, Washington, April 16, 2015; reasonable attorney's fees and attorney fee awards in large, complex cases.
  41. Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC National Litigation Committee), Dallas, Texas, August 29, 2017; "Litigating Attorney Fees From a Practical and Ethical Perspective."

Media Credits (Feature Stories)

  1. KTLA Channel 5 "News at 10 PM", Los Angeles, California, October 3, 1994; on-camera interview regarding legal cost control and attorney/client fee disputes.
  2. San Diego Union - Tribune, San Diego, California, July 2, 1995; "It's a Buyer's Market For Lawyers' Services."
  3. Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles, California, February 24, 1997; "Inside Pollster."
  4. KFWB News Radio, Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2000; on-air interview regarding controlling legal fees.