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Experience and Education

Professional Experience
 
Full-Time Mediator (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 Mediator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA)
 
Panel Arbitrator, FINRA
 
Panel Mediator, Mediation Center of Los Angeles
 
Southern California Mediation Association
 
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
 
Los Angeles County Bar Association
 
State Bar of California
 
Former Licensed California real estate broker
 
Publications
 
"California’s Residential Foreclosure Overhaul Signed Into Law," Ballard Spahr alert, July 16, 2012
 
"Borrower May Sue Over Lender’s Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California Appellate Court Rules," Ballard Spahr alert, July 10, 2012
 
"MERS Has Power To Assign Interest in Deed of Trust, California Appeals Court Rules," Ballard Spahr alert, May 22, 2012
 
"Going After a Guarantor of a Real Property Loan," The Daily Journal (Los Angeles), June 7, 2010
 
"Can One Ever Restrict a Partner, Member or Director from Engaging in a Competing Business?” California Real Estate Journal, January 8, 2007
 
"Letters of Intent: A Word of Caution Under California Law," California Real Estate Journal, April 16, 2006
 
"Mechanic's Liens: Don’t Get Caught By Surprise," California Centers, April 1, 2006
 
"Online Brokerages & Suitability Rule," Compliance Reporter, July 31, 2000
 
Speaking Engagements
 
Panelist, "Bankruptcy Lawyers' New Line of Attack: The Rise of FCRA Claims Stemming from Bankruptcy," Ballard Spahr webinar, January 22, 2016
 
"Letters of Intent: A Word to the Wise," Lorman Education Services webinar, July 30, 2015
 
Speaker, "Mortgage Banking Litigation Update: Trends in the Western Region," Ballard Spahr webinar, July 16, 2015
 
Panelist, "Don't Be the 'Deep Pocket': Tips for Avoiding Costly Ethical Mistakes," USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Los Angeles, March 5, 2014
 
"Forced Place Insurance, HAMP and Impound Accounts Litigation: Ongoing Trends in Residential Mortgage Class Actions," American Conference Institute's 13th National Forum, Los Angeles, January 16, 2014
 
"Supposed Drop in Mortgage-Related Litigation May Be Just an Illusion," Ballard Spahr and Mortgage Daily webinar, May 17, 2013
 
"Remedies Under Uniform Commercial Code," Minimum Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), January 27, 2009
 
Troubled Loan Seminar, MCLE, October 2, 2007
 
"Letters of Intent for Real Estate Professionals," MCLE, February 7, 2006
 
"Use of ADR Provisions in Commercial Transactions," MCLE, October 11, 2006
 
Education
 
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)
 
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Basic Mediation Training