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Stanford University Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) Dynamic Design Lab (DDL) "Autonomous Vehicles and Ethics: A Workshop” Gale A. Townsley spoke at two day closed, invitational-only meeting of 30 international participants from academia, law, and industry on insurance concerns presented by liability and ethical issues related to driverless automobiles Read More

Joel L. Halverson presented “Advocacy and Related Controversial Forensic Practices Under Meditation Confidentiality and at Trial" at the FEWA National Conference at the Bar Association of San Francisco, May 19, 2017. The presentation addressed industry trends, guidelines, and canons pertaining to advocacy in the forensic practices, including in the mediation process, and delve into courts' and attorneys' expectations and practices… Read More

Through its General Counsel and Director of Policy & Strategic Planning, Charles Kim, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) nominated and presented Severson & Werson’s Construction Group leader David Ericksen for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Chief Justice Roberts approved the nomination and Mr. Ericksen was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in… Read More

Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance Coverage for Claims Brought Under the TCPA, and the 9th Circuit’s Anticipated Decision in Los Angeles Lakers v. Federal Insurance Company Article Read More

The Panel examined lower court decisions in the wake of U.S. Supreme Court rulings affecting class action cases: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez (Rule 68 offers and mootness); Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo (use of representative or statistical evidence in class cases); Microsoft v. Baker (considering appellate jurisdiction to review orders denying class certification) Read More

The Consumer Financial Services Committee and Financial Institutions Committees of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar will join forces to host a workshop on one of the most pressing issues facing the financial services industry: Data Privacy in Financial Services. The workshop will bring together leading data privacy attorneys to explain what California financial services attorneys need… Read More

We regretfully announce the passing of Severson & Werson founder James B. Werson. On December 29, 2016 James Werson celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by his family and friends. He passed on thirteen short days later on January 11, 2017. We and everyone who knew Jim are celebrating and honoring Jim's life. People describe Mr. Werson as one of the… Read More

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