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Experience and Education

Professional Experience
Full-Time Mediator - Judicate West (Present)
Litigation Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLP (2010-2017):  Specializing in real estate, consumer finance and securities litigation
Litigation Attorney, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP (2005-2010):  Specializing in real estate litigation
Litigation Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (1997-2005):  Specializing in securities and real estate litigation
Litigation Attorney, Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald LLP (1995-1997):  Specializing in securities litigation
Professional Activities
Panel Mediator, United States District Court, Central District of California
Panel Mediator, California Association of Realtors Real Estate Mediation Center
Panel Arbitrator & Mediator, American Arbitration Association
Panel Arbitrator & Mediator, FINRA
Panel Mediator, Mediation Center of Los Angeles
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
State Bar of California
Former Licensed California real estate broker
Builders of Jewish Education, Board Member and Secretary
Temple Beth Am of Los Angeles, Board Member
"California’s Residential Foreclosure Overhaul Signed Into Law," Ballard Spahr alert
"Borrower May Sue Over Lender’s Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California Appellate Court Rules," Ballard Spahr alert
"MERS Has Power To Assign Interest in Deed of Trust, California Appeals Court Rules," Ballard Spahr alert
"Going After a Guarantor of a Real Property Loan," The Daily Journal (Los Angeles)
"Can One Ever Restrict a Partner, Member or Director from Engaging in a Competing Business?” California Real Estate Journal
"Letters of Intent: A Word of Caution Under California Law," California Real Estate Journal
"Mechanic's Liens: Don’t Get Caught By Surprise," California Centers
"Online Brokerages & Suitability Rule," Compliance Reporter
Speaking Engagements

"Distressed Real Estate: The Interplay Between Real Estate Workouts and Litigation," California Lawyers Association Webinar


"Civility (and Incivility) in Civil Litigation," MCLE

Panelist, "Bankruptcy Lawyers' New Line of Attack: The Rise of FCRA Claims Stemming from Bankruptcy," Ballard Spahr webinar
"Letters of Intent: A Word to the Wise," Lorman Education Services webinar
Speaker, "Mortgage Banking Litigation Update: Trends in the Western Region," Ballard Spahr webinar
Panelist, "Don't Be the 'Deep Pocket': Tips for Avoiding Costly Ethical Mistakes," USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Los Angeles
"Forced Place Insurance, HAMP and Impound Accounts Litigation: Ongoing Trends in Residential Mortgage Class Actions," American Conference Institute's 13th National Forum, Los Angeles
"Supposed Drop in Mortgage-Related Litigation May Be Just an Illusion," Ballard Spahr and Mortgage Daily webinar
"Remedies Under Uniform Commercial Code," Minimum Continuing Legal Education, Inc., MCLE
Troubled Loan Seminar, MCLE
"Letters of Intent for Real Estate Professionals," MCLE
"Use of ADR Provisions in Commercial Transactions," MCLE
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D. 1995)
Senior Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
University of California, San Diego (B.A. 1992)
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Basic Mediation Training