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    I have been a trial attorney for more than 35 years focusing on complex commercial litigation matters, including healthcare, real estate, leasing, tax credits, food manufacturing, aviation, trade secrets and other business and contract issues.

    ​With respect to my healthcare practice, I have a unique practice in that I represent both healthcare providers and healthcare payors, so I have a strong understanding of both sides of the table. I regularly advise healthcare providers, third party administrators and insurance providers in connection with claims involving denial of medical benefits, claims of underpayment, billing, unfair competition, breach of administrative services agreements, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, improper termination of services contracts, coverage disputes and employee benefit plan member and insured claims. I also have experience litigating Medicare reconciliation matters and have represented medical device companies in various licensing agreement disputes.

    ​My diverse practice also extends to complex commercial litigation matters. I have experience trying cases in both state and federal courts, regularly defending and prosecuting matters in the real estate, health care, ERISA, securities, consumer class action cases, aviation, banking and financial services, food manufacturing and processing and hospitality industries. I also represent clients in disputes involving partnerships, breach of contracts, securities, commercial leasing, trusts and estates and employment.


    I have a 35-year history of resolving disputes.  I apply a flexible approach to mediating disputes, ranging from facilitative to evaluative, depending on the facts, circumstances, parties and status of the case. My broad experience helps me to establish the trust and confidence of principals, carriers and counsel.


    ACE 22 – Process Essentials for AAA Arbitrators, 2022; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2021; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2021; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney-Client Mediation & Arbitration Services, 2021; Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case, 2020; Harvard University – Division of Continuing Legal Education, Certificate in Advanced Negotiations Skills, 2020; United States District Court, Central District of California Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program; Process Essentials for AAA Arbitrators, 2022; Best Practices for Arbitrating Technology Disputes, 2022.


    Admitted to the Bar: California (1987), Texas (2014), New York (2016) and Montana (2021)
    Fordham Law School (JD-1987); Cornell University (BS, Industrial and Labor Relations-1984).


    Named “Southern California Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense and General Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2007, 2010-2020); Highest “AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)” Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.