A.J. De Bartolomeo is a partner at Girard Gibbs with more than twenty years of experience in large-scale mass, class and collective actions, including cases involving personal injury, securities, antitrust, consumer protection, and copyright laws.
Ms. De Bartolomeo has served as court-appointed lead counsel and class counsel in class actions throughout the United States, and has represented hundreds of people injured by defective pharmaceutical medications and medical devices, such as Zyprexa, Vytorin, Medtronic medical devices, NuvaRing, Yaz & Yasmin birth control, Actos, and transvaginal mesh implants.
In November 2009, Ms. De Bartolomeo was appointed by the Court to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the MDL Yaz & Yasmin birth control litigation, where she is co-chair of the Law & Briefing Committee. In May 2012, she was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the prosecution of the MDL transvaginal mesh lawsuits coordinated in federal court in West Virginia. In October 2012 she was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the prosecution of the MDL Pradaxa personal injury and product liability lawsuits coordinated in federal court in East St. Louis.
Ms. De Bartolomeo has expertise in class action settlement approval, class notice and claims administration procedures, as well as the collection of class action recoveries and fraudulent transfer recoveries in bankruptcy proceedings. She frequently speaks on consumer and securities class actions, as well as the settlement approval process before defense law firms, institutional investors and government committees. She has been named among the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills with an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell. In July 2012, Ms. De Bartolomeo was elected as an officer of the Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus of the American Association of Justice.
Eric H. Gibbs is a partner at Girard Gibbs representing plaintiffs in a broad range of cases, including employment, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, as well as consumer class actions. He has achieved significant recoveries on behalf of his clients, and has served as court-appointed lead counsel, class counsel and liaison counsel in numerous class and collective actions in state and federal courts, and in arbitration actions, throughout the United States.
Mr. Gibbs' experience prosecuting large-scale class and collective actions includes cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, unfair competition, false advertising, truth-in-lending, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour under both state and federal law.
Mr. Gibbs has been widely recognized for his professional excellence and achievements, and has been selected by numerous publications as a leading lawyer in the field of Class and Mass Actions. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 guide for Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions, and was honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer (2010-2012) (top 100 in Northern California). He earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing him in the highest class for professional ethics and legal skills. Mr. Gibbs frequently lectures on class action related issues and serves on the Board of Directors of Consumer Attorneys of California and on Public Justice's Class Action Preservation Project. He is a former co-chair of AAJ's Class Action Litigation Group and former editor of the Class Action Litigation Group's Quarterly Newsletter.
Daniel C. Girard is the founder and managing partner of Girard Gibbs LLP, where he serves as the firm’s lead litigation counsel.
Mr. Girard is nationally recognized as one of the top plaintiff-side lawyers in the United States with an expertise in class actions and complex business litigation. For more than 25 years, he has successfully represented plaintiffs in cases involving shareholder rights, securities, antitrust, consumer, telecommunications, and civil rights laws.
Recognized by his peers and the judiciary for his professional excellence, Mr. Girard has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2013) for his work in class action and securities litigation. Best Lawyers additionally named him the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs. Mr. Girard has been consistently honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer (2007-2012), and has also earned the distinction of being included among the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Northern California. He has been named among the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills with an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, and was featured in the 2012 edition of San Francisco’s Top AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyers.
Mr. Girard was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to serve two terms on the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, where he evaluated and implemented proposed changes to the procedural rules governing U.S. federal courts. He has repeatedly been recognized by the federal judiciary as an expert on class actions and complex litigation.
Mr. Girard has litigated many of the firm’s most high profile, precedent-setting cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on his clients’ behalf. He has served as counsel to several public and private institutional investors in securities litigation matters both domestically and abroad, and he assists in the prosecution of several international arbitration proceedings on behalf of European clients.
Mr. Girard has appeared on CNBC and FOX News and has published opinion pieces in The National Law Journal and Legal Times. His cases have been chronicled in major financial and news publications including The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and Forbes. He is a frequent speaker on class actions, complex litigation and related topics for legal groups throughout the country, and has served as a guest lecturer at several law schools, including Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), UC Davis Law School, and UC Hastings College of the Law. He served as a Senior Visiting Fellow for Duke University Law School’s 2013 Wintersession program.
Dylan Hughes is a partner at Girard Gibbs specializing in the prosecution of class actions. He represents plaintiffs in cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour under state and federal laws.
Mr. Hughes has extensive experience prosecuting complex automobile-defect cases and helped achieve recoveries on behalf of class members in the In Re General Motors Dex-Cool Cases (settlement of $50 to $800 cash reimbursements per class member vehicle repair) and In Re General Motors Cases, JCCP No. 4396, a certified California state court class action against General Motors alleging violations of California’s “Secret Warranty” law, California Civil Code § 1794.90 et seq. Mr. Hughes is currently involved in the Parkinson v. Hyundai Motor America lawsuit, a class action against Hyundai for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by selling vehicles with defective flywheel systems, which was recently granted class certification.
Mr. Hughes is a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. Mr. Hughes was a spring 2000 extern for the Honorable Charles A. Legge of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Before joining Girard Gibbs, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Paul A. Mapes, Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Law Judges, United States Department of Labor. He was selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2012.
Jonathan K. Levine is a partner at Girard Gibbs specializing in the prosecution of securities and financial fraud cases. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, Mr. Levine has served in a leadership capacity in numerous complex class actions in federal courts throughout the United States and in state courts in California.
Mr. Levine has successfully prosecuted over 20 securities fraud actions, including cases of complex accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes and shareholder derivative actions against corporate officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty. He represents SEC whistleblowers, as well as consumers who have been victimized by timeshare companies, often through the imposition of unreasonable restrictions, unfair changes to timeshare rules, and unauthorized charges and fees. In addition, Mr. Levine has represented consumers in several data security breach class actions.
He regularly speaks on issues involving securities litigation under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, consumer fraud and predatory lending litigation, computer discovery and electronic data retention risk control class actions.
Amanda M. Steiner specializes in the prosecution of complex securities and consumer class actions. She helped achieve recoveries on behalf of class members in Billitteri v. Securities America, Inc., ($150 million settlement achieved on behalf Provident Royalties and Medical Capital investors). She is currently involved in the prosecution of In re SLM Corporation Securities Litigation, securities fraud litigation on behalf of investors in SLM common stock, recently granted class certification. She also participates in the firm’s representation of structured note-holders in the In re Lehman Brothers Equity/Debt Securities Litigation.
Ms. Steiner is a 1997 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she served as an Associate Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (1995-96) and Articles Editor for the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal (1994-97). She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Carleton College in 1991. Prior to joining Girard Gibbs, Ms. Steiner handled a variety of complex litigation matters, including cases involving defective products, employment, real estate development, construction issues, commercial and real estate contracts, mortgages and trust deeds, and lender-related disputes.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Ms. Steiner served as an extern for U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, and also worked as a law clerk for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Alameda County District Attorney, and the Hopi Appellate Court Clinic and Tribal Law Project. She is admitted to the California, New York and Washington Bars. She was selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2012.
John A. Kehoe is a partner in our New York office specializing in the prosecution of securities and financial fraud cases on behalf of institutional clients and individual investors.
Mr. Kehoe has served as court-appointed lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous securities and antitrust class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Prior to joining Girard Gibbs, Mr. Kehoe was a partner with Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP representing institutional investors in securities class actions and direct actions, and was previously associated with Clifford Chance LLP, a London-based global law firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies in securities and antitrust civil litigation, and in enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
Mr. Kehoe is a frequent speaker at conferences on securities litigation issues and has presented for the Rights and Responsibilities for Institutional Investors (Amsterdam, Netherlands), European Pensions Symposium (Marbella, Spain), 2009 ICGN Annual Conference (Sydney, Australia) and the 2011 European Investment Roundtable (Stockholm, Sweden), among others. He is a program faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and serves as an adjunct faculty member with the Trial Advocacy Training Program at the Louisiana State University School of Law.
Mr. Kehoe is a 1997 graduate, magna cum laude, of Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, Associate Member of the Syracuse Moot Court Board, and Alternate Member on the National Appellate Team. Mr. Kehoe received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Vermont and his undergraduate degree from DePaul University. He is a member of the New York and Pennsylvania Bars, and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before receiving his law degree, Mr. Kehoe served as a police officer in the State of Vermont, and was a member of the Special Reaction Team, the Major Accident Investigation Team, and received advanced police instruction from the Florida Institute of Police Technology and Management.
Geoffrey A. Munroe is a 2003 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, Business Law & Policy and Computer Law. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. Since joining Girard Gibbs in 2007, Mr. Munroe has worked on several high-profile consumer protection class action matters involving complex issues in both federal and state courts throughout the United States.
He was selected as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers (2010-2012), recognizing him as one of the best young attorneys practicing in Northern California. He is the co-author of "Consumer Class Actions in the Wake of Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Company," CAOC's Forum Magazine, January/February 2009, and a frequent contributor to the Class Action Litigation Group Newsletter of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Munroe is a member of the Public Justice Class Action Preservation Project Committee, the Class Action Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.
Dena C. Sharp is a partner at Girard Gibbs LLP who has dedicated her practice to representing plaintiffs in complex litigation throughout the United States. She specializes in the day-to-day case management of multifaceted, high-profile cases, and has developed expertise directing complex electronic discovery projects in lawsuits including In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Securities and ERISA Litigation, In re SLM Corporation Securities Litigation, Billitteri v. Securities America, Inc., In re Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Securities Litigation, and In re Nexium Antitrust Litigation.
Ms. Sharp is an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, the leading think tank on e-discovery. She has contributed to federal rule making process by assisting in drafting proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that have been presented to the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Ms. Sharp is also a member of the American Bar Association, where she has served as Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division Litigation Committee, and the Federal Bar Association
Ms. Sharp has been selected every year since 2009 as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers, recognizing her as one of the best young attorneys practicing in Northern California. She speaks frequently on discovery issues around the country and has served on the faculty of The Sedona Conference Institute, a continuing legal education program featuring federal and state court judges, seasoned litigators, and in-house counsel. She is the co-author of "Four Views of Consumer Fraud," CAOC's Forum Magazine, May/June 2012, among other articles.
Ms. Sharp is a 2006 graduate, cum laude, of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was a member of the Thurston Society and was the recipient of the Best Oral Advocate Award. She was also the recipient of the Witkin award in her Legal Writing and Criminal Law courses. She received her undergraduate degree in history, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1997. Ms. Sharp was a summer 2005 extern for the Honorable Phyllis J. Hamilton of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Ms. Sharp also served as a spring 2005 extern for the Honorable John E. Munter, San Francisco Superior Court. She is fluent in Spanish and German, and is admitted to the California Bar. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
Tucker Cottingham is a 2011 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and founded the USF Clean Technology and the Law Symposium. He received his undergraduate degree in classics from Kenyon College in 2007. Mr. Cottingham was a 2010 certified law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and a Judicial Law Clerk for the California Public Utilities Commission. He is admitted to the California Bar.
Scott Grzenczyk is a 2011 graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where he was the Chair of the Moot Court Board and the Executive Editor of the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. Scott was the recipient of the Witkin Award for Legal Research and Writing, Best Brief and Best Advocate awards in his moot court class, and numerous awards at national moot court competitions. He was also a member of the Law School’s national mock trial team and the law school faculty named him as a member of the Order of the Barristers. Scott received his undergraduate degree in political science and certificate in political theory from Princeton University in 2006. Scott has appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Phyra M. McCandless is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where she was a member of Law Review and was selected to deliver her class commencement speech. As part of Law Review, she wrote and published "The Fallacy of Mandating Contraceptive Equity: Why Laws That Protect Women with Health Insurance Deepen Institutional Discrimination", 42 U.S.F. L. Rev. 1115 (2008). She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard College and earned a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Prior to joining Girard Gibbs, Ms. McCandless represented plaintiffs in asbestos and tobacco litigation at Brayton Purcell LLP. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco where she researched and co-authored “Quid Pro Quo: Tobacco Companies and the Black Press” in the American Journal of Public Health, as well as co-authored commissioned white papers on menthol for the Food and Drug Administration. Ms. McCandless has also served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, coordinating the local law student pro bono project at the Public Interest Clearinghouse (now OneJustice). She is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Bar Association, and holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Ms. McCandless is admitted to practice in California State Court, the Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ian Samson is a 2011 graduate, cum laude, of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a Senior Supervising Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and authored Boumediene as a Constitutional Mandate: Bivens Actions at Guantánamo Bay, 38 Hastings Const. L.Q. 439 (2011). He was also the recipient of the Best Brief Award in his moot court class and Witkin award in his Civil Procedure II, Effective Representation in Mediation, and Sale and Lease of Goods courses. Ian received his undergraduate degree in history and international studies: comparative religion, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington in 2007. Mr. Samson was a fall 2010 extern for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He is admitted to the California Bar.
David Stein is a 2007 graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where he was the Executive Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and authored Wrong Problem, Wrong Solution: How Congress Failed the American Consumer, 23 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 619 (2007). He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003. Before joining Girard Gibbs, Mr. Stein served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Keith Starrett, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and to Magistrate Judge Karen L. Hayes, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Mr. Stein is admitted to the California Bar.
Lesley Vittetoe Tepper is a 2010 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was a member of the Investor Justice Clinic, assisting investors in legal actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms. She received her undergraduate degree in International Relations with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Southern California in 2007. Ms. Tepper was a spring 2010 extern for the Honorable William Alsup of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Prior to joining Girard Gibbs, Ms. Tepper represented investors in securities arbitration and other dispute resolution proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against brokers and brokerage firms. She is a member of the California Bar.
Janice Yi is a 2007 graduate of UCLA School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Asian Pacific American Law Journal, secretary of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association, and a graduate student instructor for Wills and Trusts. She was a summer law clerk at the San Francisco Attorney's Office specializing in Construction Litigation. Ms. Yi received her undergraduate degrees in Legal Studies and Sociology from UC Berkeley in 2003. She is admitted to the California Bar.
Amy Zeman is a 2010 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was a member of the Thurston Society and served on the Hastings Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degrees in German and Art History and Archaeology, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri in 1998. Ms. Zeman was a spring 2010 extern for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. She is admitted to the California Bar.
Michael Danko is a renowned trial lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience. He represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, as well as families of wrongful death victims in cases involving product defects, defective medications and medical devices, airplane and helicopter accidents, and dangerous structures. He has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has won numerous eight-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Danko represents dozens of victims of a Pacific Gas & Electric gas explosion and serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in a California state coordinated proceeding San Bruno Fire Cases, JCCP No. 4648. He also serves on the Science Committee for Plaintiffs in In Re Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100.
In 2009, he won a $15 million jury verdict for a client injured by a defective aircraft part, which has earned him a nomination for 2009 California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Mr. Danko’s trial advocacy has helped bring about significant reforms and changes to corporate policies as well. As lead counsel in In Re Deep Vein Thrombosis Litigation, MDL No. 04-1606 (N.D. Cal.) he represented more than one hundred air travelers who had suffered strokes, pulmonary emboli, or heart attacks as a result of airline-induced blood clots. He developed theories of liability and proof regarding the cause of his clients’ injuries that lead to virtually every major air carrier warning air travelers about the risks of deep vein thrombosis and the steps that can be taken to mitigate those risks. Mr. Danko also represented parents of children who were injured or killed by a popular candy made by a foreign manufacturer. His work in proving that the candy’s unusual ingredients and consistency made it a choking hazard resulted in the candy being removed from Costco and Albertson’s stores nationwide, and helped lead the FDA to ban the candy from further import into the United States.
He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer each year since the award’s inception in 2004. He is a Lawdragon 500 finalist. In 2010, he was named one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California, where he serves on the board of governors. Mr. Danko received his AB degree from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude in 1980 and earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983.
Kristine Keala Meredith is a trial attorney specializing in product liability litigation.
Ms. Meredith served on the Law and Motion committee in In Re Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100, where she assisted in the successful opposition to 15 Daubert motions in fewer than three weeks.
She served as co-lead counsel in In Re Deep Vein Thrombosis Litigation, MDL No. 1606, representing more than one hundred air travelers who suffered strokes, pulmonary emboli, or heart attacks as a result of airline-induced blood clots. As a result of the work done in the case, virtually every major air carrier began warning air travelers about the risks of deep vein thrombosis and the steps that can be taken to mitigate those risks.
She was one of the trial attorneys in Burdett v. Teledyne Continental Motors, a case involving brain injuries suffered in an airplane crash, which resulted in a jury verdict of $15 million. She was also a trial attorney in Dunn v. State of Hawaii, a traumatic brain injury case that resulted in a judgment of $2.2 million. She obtained the terminating sanctions in Jing-Li v. Sheng Hsiang Jen Foods, paving the way for a $50 million result for the plaintiffs in that case.
Before devoting her practice to representing plaintiffs, Ms. Meredith worked on the national defense counsel teams for medical device manufacturers in multi-district litigation including, In re Silicone Gel Breast Implants Product Liability Litigation MDL No. 926; and In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Product Liability Litigation MDL No. 1014. She also represented doctors and hospitals in defense of medical malpractice actions, where she worked with some of the world's leading medical experts.
In 2010, Ms. Meredith was named a Northern California Super Lawyer. She is currently an officer of the American Association for Justice and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California. She is a former chair of the Minority Issues Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association Barrister Club.
She obtained her B.S. with honors from the University of California at Davis and was awarded a scholarship to attend Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. While in law school, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Service Award and spent a semester at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., as a member of the faculty/student diversity exchange.
Kristen Boffi is a litigation assistant with Girard Gibbs working directly with clients and assisting attorneys on medical mass tort, consumer protection litigation, and consumer development. Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University in 2008 with a double major in English and Spanish Language and Literature. Kristen is fluent in Spanish and spent the first semester of her third year studying Spanish art history, economics, and grammar at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. During her years at Santa Clara, Kristen also served as the Managing Editor for the university’s undergraduate newspaper, The Santa Clara. Kristen is a member of San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, where she serves on the Programs and Special Events Committee.
David Bruhn is a litigation assistant with Girard Gibbs assisting attorneys on consumer protection and personal injury cases. He graduated in 2011 from the University of California, Berkeley with B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in social and moral psychology. Prior to his employment at Girard Gibbs, David advocated in Washington, D.C. for policies aiming to reduce hunger at home and abroad.
Alexandra Jones is a litigation assistant with Girard Gibbs working directly with clients and assisting attorneys on medical mass tort, employment law and consumer protection litigation. She received a B.A. in Political Science, with a focus on political economy and international relations from the University of California Berkeley in 2010. Alexandra was a volunteer intern for the California Student Public Interest Research Group, a student based organization that focuses on political issues such as renewable energy and UC tuition increases. Prior to her employment at Girard Gibbs she was an assistant contract administrator at a venture capital group.
Tara graduated from the University of Chicago in 2012 with special honors and degrees in Mathematics and Political Science. As an undergrad, she held internships with Citigroup, Inc.’s Office of Community Development, and the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Inspector General, and was also active in local Chicago-area political campaigns. Tara also participated in varsity athletics as a member and captain of the swim team, where she was a 2-time All-American and conference champion and still holds multiple school records.
Jordan Raymond is a litigation assistant with Girard Gibbs working directly with clients and assisting attorneys in employment law and consumer protection litigation. She graduated magna cum laude from Stanford University in 2012 where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology. While at Stanford she participated in the Black Pre Law Society and was a Research Assistant for the Mind, Culture, and Society Research Laboratory. Prior to her job at Girard Gibbs, Jordan was also hired as a Senior Law Clerk at the Florida Office of the Attorney General.