On May 31st, Daniel Girard, will speak on a panel titled The Judicial Perspective & Rule 23 Committee Update at the Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This one day conference will host speakers and panel discussions covering topics like “Battleground” Discovery, Ethical Issues in Class Action Practice, Supreme Court Update, to name a few. Perrin Conferences provides acclaimed, neutral forums showcasing thought leaders from all perspectives in U.S. litigation. For more information and conference registration, click here.

Andre Mura will serve as a faculty instructor at the upcoming American Association for Justice Educational Seminar: “Effective Legal Writing Workshop,” which will take place on June 15-16, 2017 at our office in Oakland. The program, which is being offered for west coast audiences after a popular writing program in Washington DC earlier in the year, will feature several prominent attorneys and journalists providing practical, hands-on training and instruction on approaches to strengthen legal and brief writing. The program is appropriate for attorneys of all levels and practice areas, and will include small group workshops and presentations on a variety of topics, including:

Professor Abbye Atkinson

On April 12, 2017, Gibbs Law Group attorneys hosted a reception for Berkeley Law’s Consumer Advocacy & Protection Society. The event brought together Boalt Hall faculty, young alumni, and current students to discuss some of the key accomplishments and major efforts underway for consumer law at the school. In particular, the event introduced and celebrated the hiring of Professor Abbye Atkinson, the first tenure-track professor specializing in consumer law in the history of the law school. Her hiring is a significant step in the evolution of consumer law at Berkeley. Professor Ted Mermin, who teaches consumer protection law at Berkeley, and Dean Melissa Murray delivered remarks to the group.

David Stein was named today to the Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list for 2017. The Daily Journal selects top young attorneys from throughout California for the honor based on nominations of lawyers across all practice areas, as well as from public agencies, corporations and non-profits.

Andre Mura has been selected by the American Association for Justice to its 2017 Leadership Academy. The highly-selective program (awarded to no more than 16 plaintiff attorneys nationwide) is an initiative of the AAJ Diversity Committee, and is intended to provide those selected with the skills and techniques needed to position them as effective leaders in professional settings, in AAJ, and in their communities.

Daniel Girard will serve as an attorney panelist for this national series sponsored by the American Bar Association addressing how to promote efficiency and improve the chances for success in motion practice. The program features two panel discussions, each including local district judges, magistrate judges, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel, discussing problems with current practices, and offering improved approaches for resolving interlocutory disputes. Mr. Girard will serve on the attorney panel alongside U.S. District Judges James Donato and Beth Labson Freeman, and U.S. Magistrate Judges Elizabeth Laporte and Sallie Kim. The panel discussions will be moderated by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, now director of the Federal Judicial Center.