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  • David Ericksen authors The Architect’s Handbook chapter on Dispute Resolution
    December 16, 2013
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  • "Are Prevailing Party's Attorneys' Fees Covered in The Absence of a Supplementary Payments Provision?"
    April 7, 2011
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  • Gale A. Townsley Co-Authored article, "Risk, Product Liability Trends, Triggers, and Insurance in Comercial Aerial Robots."
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  • "Borrower Claims Sounding in Contract and Tort", published by California Mortgage Finance News, Thomas Abbott.
    Fall 2013
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  • 2014-06-19

    Joel L. Halverson presented "Ongoing Accessibility Challenges:  Analyzing Effective ADA Design and Claim-Avoidance Strategies" to Dealey Renton & Associates on June 19, 2014.

  • 2014-05-30

    Joel L. Halverson presented "Ongoing Accessibility Challenges:  Analyzing Effective ADA Design and Claim-Avoidance Strategies" to the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter on Friday, May 30, 2014.

  • 2014-04-25

    Mr. Abbott presented on two panels at the 2014 American Conference Institute's 14th Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference in Washington, DC.


    Mr. Abbott spoke on the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and lower court treatment of the opinion in the panel: “Other Pivotal Residential Mortgage Issues Currently in Play and Coming Down the Pike from the U.S. Supreme Court: New and Emerging Cases and Theories; The Continuing Impact of Dukes and Progeny on Certification and Mortgage Servicing; New Settlement Considerations; and Using CAFA and Other Developments in Your Favor with Regard to “Predominance,” Discovery Practices as Courts Look to the Merits, Standards for Removal (including Removal of AG Actions), Remand Fights, Misjoinder, and Stipulations Limiting Damages”

    Mr. Abbott spoke on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes on fair lending class actions in the panel: “Mortgage Servicing: The Continued Enforcement and Litigation Focus on Loan Servicing, Servicer Liability Under FDCPA and as a Debt Collector, Complying with New and Emerging Regulations, Employing Best Practices, Defending Against Borrower Claims, and Implementing Effective Loss Mitigation Strategies”.

  • 2014-04-25

    Gale A. Townsley  spoke at the ABA Sixth Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations in Washington, DC. On Friday, April 25, at 9:00 a.m., she will speak  on the panel, “Cyber Security and Data Breaches,” addressing  the topic of Cybersecurity Insurance.

    The Sixth Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations will provide practitioners with expert advice on current topics of interest to regulators, legislators, business leaders, general counsel and other stakeholders. Using a risk-based approach, the Institute concentrates on emerging issues, with a special emphasis on internal investigations related to cyber security issues and data breaches, the role of audit committees, and compliance best practices.

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