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C18-19.2(P)LEWIS es LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP February 14, 2020 ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE Nicole Wheelwright Deputy City Clerk CITY OF BEAUMONT 550 East 6th Street Beaumont, California 92223 :is-i�.a Arthur K. Cunningham 650 East Hospitality Lane, Suite 600 San Bernardino, California 92408 Arthur.Cunningham@lewisbrisbois.com Direct: 909.381.7152 Re: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Services Agreement Dear Ms. Wheelwright: File No. 25401.tba We thank you for the request to submit a new contract for services to the City. This letter constitutes that proposal. The other terms of the proposal are set forth in the attachment to our February 26, 2018 letter, a copy of which is enclosed. The proposed rates, which replace those referenced in Section "F" of the attachment, are: Practice Area Partner Hourly Rate Associate Hourly Rate Paralegal/Law Clerk Tort litigation (including police) $260 $260 $125 Other complex litigation $350 $260 $125 Eminent domain $350 $260 $125 Transactions $400 $325 $125 Employment and labor $305 $260 $125 If this proposal meets with the City's approval, please have the appropriate authorized person at the City sign and return a copy of this letter confirming that these services and rates are approved and now in effect. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service to the City of Beaumont. We look forward to assisting in the City's future needs for legal services. ARIZONA • CALIFORNIA • COLORADO • CONNECTICUT • FLORIDA • GEORGIA • ILLINOIS • INDIANA • KANSAS • KENTUCKY LOUISIANA • MARYLAND • MASSACHUSETTS • MISSOURI • NEVADA • NEW JERSEY • NEW MEXICO • NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA • OHIO • OREGON • PENNSYLVANIA • RHODE ISLAND • TEXAS • WASHINGTON • WEST VIRGINIA 4836-0540-9972.1 Nicole Wheelwright Deputy City Clerk City of Beaumont Re: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Services Agreement February 14, 2020 Page 2 Should you have any questions or comments concerning this proposal, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. - AKC:sdm Enclosures Very my yo A LE ham of RISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The City of Beaumont agrees to the rates set forth above, and to the scope of services to be provided as set forth in the attachment. Date: City of Beaumont by j 4836-0540-9972.1 , its authorized representative LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP www.lewisbrisbois.com WIS 13 kifi. Resp nse to R quest for Proposal to Provide Special Counsel Seg LewisBrisbois.com LEWIS BRISBOIS. Todd Parton. City Manager City of Beaumont 550 E. 61h Street Beaumont, CA 92223 Dear Mr. Parton, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP 650 East Hospitality Lane, Suite 600 San Bernardino, CA 92408 Tel: 909,387.11.30 I Fax: 909.387.1138 www. LewisBrisbois.corn December 13, 2017 Thank you for inviting Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Lewis Brisbois) to submit this proposal to the City of Beaumont to provide special counsel services to the City. I, Art Cunningham, a partner at our firm with nearly 40 years of legal experience (including approximately 20 trials at the state and federal level handled on behalf of public entity clients) will serve as the designated Relationship Contact for the City of Beaumont. I am authorized to negotiate and contractually bind our firm with respect to this RFP and any subsequent awarded contract. I can be contacted at 909.381.7152, or at Arthur.Cunningham@lewisbrisbois.com, for all negotiations and discussions. Thank you once again for your consideration of our firm. Sincerely, Art Cunningham APIZCWA : I FORN:A CO; ORACO _ CC ;.W r.0 UT I FL,, . )A GEOr%!A I !LUNGS I INDIANA I KANSAS I KEN MY LC:.-SANA MARYIAN) MASSA aJSFT iS I PAISSMR1 NEVADA I NEW .;.' SEi ' L_')V fJ Y ) NPW YORK : NOM H CWL NAI OHIO : OREGON I PENNSYLVANIA RHODE isiAro "EXA WASk1'NG"CJ . WEST VII1G N;A Aar !TY OF BEAUMONT [VP RESPONSE B. Introduction/Information Lewis Brisbois is honored to present the City of Beaumont with this proposal to provide special counsel services to the City. Our firm has represented the City since 2000 in matters covering such legal areas as torts, police defense, civil rights, personal injury, insurance coverage, and employment law, and our proposed Relationship Contact Art Cunningham has represented the City for more than 20 years. As such, we have a firm grasp on the type of legal assistance the City generally requires, as well as how you prefer to handle your matters; in addition, we believe the City is aware of our qualifications and the level of quality we bring to each matter for which we have been engaged. Nevertheless, as we are proposing to provide services in some areas we have not handled for the City in the past, below please find some information regarding our relevant practices. Tort Litigation. Including Police Defense Lewis Brisbois' Public Agency & Municipal Law Practice provides a broad range of litigation and counseling services to cities, counties, schools, special districts, and regional governments. This work includes tort litigation in subject areas like dangerous condition of public property and other premises liability issues, nuisance matters, and claims under the Polanco Redevelopment Act. We excel at handling cases with high media exposure and we have learned how to defend our clients in these matters with sensitivity toward their public image. In addition, our General Liability Practice comprises more than 450 attorneys nationwide who have successfully represented defendants in significant exposure cases in numerous general liability areas, including law enforcement liability. Our team has decades of experience in this field, with dozens of police use of force cases tried to verdict. We represent the police departments of many Southern California cities and counties, as well as of other governmental entities, in cases concerning false arrest, false imprisonment, civil rights violations, excessive force, wrongful death, assault and battery, and other police misconduct. We excel at handling cases with high media exposure, and we have learned how to defend our clients in these matters with sensitivity toward their public images. In addition, we are extremely familiar with Pitchess motions and other strategies for defending against claims of law enforcement liability. Recent representative matters include: • Represented the City of Beaumont and its Police Department in numerous administrative and District Court matters. • Represented the County of San Bernardino in a dangerous condition/road design matter in San Bernardino Superior Court which settled on favorable terms • Represented the County of Riverside in a dangerous condition/bridge design matter in Riverside Superior Court which settled on favorable terms • Represented the County of Riverside in a dangerous condition/road design matter in Riverside Superior Court involving multiple fatalities which settled on favorable terms Lewis8risbois.com 444. B LEWIS BRISBOIS. • Defended :at trial in Los Angeles Superior Court the City of Los Angeles in a dangerous conditions/personal injury case concerning a motor vehicle accident in the Pacific Palisades; court returned a defense verdict. • Successfully defended the City of San Bernardino and three of its police officers in a jury trial in San Bernardino Superior Court in which plaintiffs claimed Fourteenth Amendment violations related to an officer -involved shooting following a robbery; plaintiffs were represented by attorney Dale Galipo. • Successfully defended the County of Riverside and its deputies at trial in the Riverside Superior Court in litigation involving alleged wrongful death at a public high school. • Represented the City of Fullerton in a high-profile civil rights action in the Central District of California concerning the death of a homeless man due to beatings by Fullerton police officers; case settled during trial. • Successfully defended the County of Riverside and its deputies at trial in the Riverside Superior Court in litigation involving alleged wrongful death allegedly resulting from the use of a Taser in subduing a subject. • Successfully defended the City of San Bernardino and its deputies at trial in the San Bernardino Superior Court in litigation involving alleged wrongful death following a lengthy high-speed pursuit. Other Complex Litiaation From complex business and commercial disputes to routine and common disputes involving a wide range of business industries, Lewis Brisbois' Commercial Litigation Practice is flexible enough to handle it all. Our ability to offer practical advice to resolve difficult or complex problems, our client -customized approach to litigation, and our cost-effective, results -oriented approach mean clients are in the best of hands. With offices from coast to coast, clients also have the benefit of multi -state representation, including in multidistrict and class action litigation. The Commercial Litigation Practice comprises attorneys with extensive trial experience who regularly handle state and federal litigation, including appeals and regulatory proceedings. They are licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, state and federal trial and appellate courts, and administrative and regulatory bodies. • Representing the City of Beaumont in a breach of contract matter in Los Angeles Superior Court concerning a permit to operate a mobile home park. • Represented the Santa Barbara Community College District in a data privacy case before California's 2"d District Court of Appeal concerning a computer system at Sahta Barbara Community College which allegedly improperly shared plaintiff's personal information; court dismissed appeal. • Represented San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA), a joint powers authority, in a chapter '11 bankruptcy case filed in Riverside Bankruptcy Court; we were able to obtain certain funds from a segregated account and successfully have the case dismissed. Eminent Domain The laws and regulations governing inverse condemnation and the use of the power of eminent domain are complex fields that require specialized knowledge and expertise. Lewis Brisbois offers a team of seasoned Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation attorneys who have represented public agencies, public utilities, transportation authorities, and other municipal and state authorities in all phases of the condemnation process, from the pre-acquisition planning phase of eminent domain proceedings through trial and appeal. Lewis Brisbois.com Our experienced attorneys can also obtain pre -condemnation rights of entry for testing and surveying and prepare a successful case through trial, and even appeal, balancing the constitutional mandate of just and adequate compensation while achieving the condemning authorities' goal of cost control for their projects. Recent representative matters include: • Represented real estate developer Coldwater Development LLC at trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in litigation concerning e public trail easement on a Coldwater property; obtained reversal of the trial court's judgment against our client on appeal in the California Court of Appeal. • Successfully defended the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in an inverse condemnation and nuisance action, both in Los Angeles Superior Court and on appeal. • Represented the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority as a plaintiff in litigation against the City of Monrovia in Los Angeles Superior Court concerning the direct condemnation of property required for the Gold Line's Maintenance & Operations Facility. Transactions Lewis Brisbois' Corporate Practice assists clients in a wide array of transactions including joint ventures and strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, stock sales, asset sales and mergers, acquisition financing, corporate governance matters and tax structuring, private equity, venture capital, and complex mezzanine debt structures. Our attorneys approach each transaction with a wealth of technical knowledge, entrepreneurial outlook, and legal understanding, taking into account the potential opportunities and obstacles relating to target companies, investors, and regulators so that all parties navigate the deal seamlessly and successfully. In addition, our Real Estate, Land Use, and Environment Practice represents public agencies and other business organizations in real estate transactions such as acquisitions, sales, and tax-deferred exchanges; retail, office, and industrial leasing transactions; and construction transactions. Recent representative matters include: • Advised the California Legislature on fiscal and contract issues associated with the construction of the Oakland segment of the San Francisco -Oakland Bay Bridge. • Represented CMB Export Infrastructure Investment Group 48 LP in connection with the high-profile $450 million financing of the redevelopment of the historic Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles; this transaction involved negotiations with various public agencies and entities in regards to the construction of a subway station on the property. • Counseled Los Angeles World Airports on a major construction project to expand LAX. Employment and Labor Lewis Brisbois' Employment & Labor Practice represents clients in all phases and types of employment litigation, counseling, training and collective bargaining. Our attorneys practice before state and federal courts as well as before administrative bodies, addressing disputes from the sirnplest unemployment claims LewisBrisbois-.com LEWIS BRISBOIS® to complex appellate matters. While the bulk of our time is spent defending employers in litigation, from a general philosophical standpoint, our team focuses on preventing litigation and reducing exposure to our clients through the creation of sound policies, training, and auditing. We have developed a specialty in representing municipalities in employment litigation, and we are proud to have resolved cases concerning civil rights, defamation, discrimination (age, disability, gender, and race), harassment, retaliation, and wrongful demotion for many Southern California cities and counties. Recent representative matters include: • Successfully represented the City of Riverside at trial in the Central District of California in an alleged discrimination/unlawful termination action brought by a former police officer. • Represented the County of Riverside in Riverside Superior Court concerning an allegation of sexual harassment, which was dismissed during pretrial motions. • Successfully represented a nationwide trucking company at trial in San Bernardino Superior Court in a case alleging wrongful termination and age discrimination. C. Firm Description In 1979, seven lawyers from a premier Los Angeles firm founded Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in order to realize their vision of a high -achieving law firm culture comprised of diverse individuals focused on client service. Less than forty years later, that dream has been reached as Lewis Brisbois has more than 1,179 attorneys in 42 offices in 26 states, and dedicates itself to more than 50 legal practice areas for clients of all sizes in every major industry. (Please see Attachment A for our full lists of offices and practices). For this proposed engagement, we expect that the majority of the work will be handled from our San Bernardino office, though we will call upon our colleagues in our other offices (especially our Los Angeles headquarters) as needed for counsel in areas on which the lawyers of the San Bernardino office do not focus. As stated previously, in representing the City of Beaumont we will utilize our expertise in the following of our 50+ practice areas: • Tort litigation, including police defense • Other complex litigation • Eminent domain • Transactions • Employment and labor Should issues arise in areas outside of these key practices, we will rely on our full nationwide team of lawyers to assist the City in resolving its matters. LewisBrisbois. com D. Resumes Please see Attachment B for the resumes of our proposed team members. For your convenience, a chart outlining these lawyers, their locations, and proposed practices is listed below: Name Title Office Practice(s) Arthur Cunningham Partner; City of Beaurnont Relationship Contact San Bernardino • Tort -litigation (including police defense) • Other complex litigation • Employment and labor Raymond Barrera Partner Los.Angeles • Eminent domain Wesley Beverlin Partner Los Angeles • Eminent domain ClaireCollins Partner; Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice Chair Los Angeles • Eminent domain Alexis Crump Partner; Corporate Practice Vice -Chair Los Angeles • Transactions Kevin Erwin Partner San Bernardino • Employment and labor Gregory Oleson Partner; Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice. Vice -Chair Indian Wells • Transactions James Packer Partner San Bernardino' • Tort litigation (including police defense) • Dangerous conditions litigation Eric Angel Associate San Bernardino • Tort litigation (including police defense) Stephanie Tanada Associate San Bernardino • Tort litigation (including police defense) • Employment and labor Taylor Vernon Associate Los Angeles • Transactions • Amy Wong Associate San Bernardino • Tort litigation (including police defense) E. References 1. Lari Camarra Risk Manager County of Riverside P.O. Box 1210 Riverside, CA 92502-1210 Phone: 951.955.5855 Email: Icamarra©rivco.org Providing Legal Services Since: 1982 Description of Services Provided: defense of County agencies and employees in all manner of tort litigation, including defense of Sheriff's Department and its employees in state and federal court; employment litigation; inverse condemnation matters; and defense of dangerous condition matters. Lew isBrisbniS.00rn ( LEWIS L= BRISBOIS® 2. Kerry Trost Claims Manager Public Entity Risk Management Association (PERMA) 36-951 Cook Street, Suite 101 Palm Desert, CA 92211 Phone: 760.360.4966 x305 Email: ktrost@perma.dst.ca.us Providing Legal Services Since: 2012 Description of Services Provided: defense of cities and special districts in all manner of tort litigation including defense of peace officers and defense of dangerous condition matters. 3. Theresa McGowan Principal Assistant County Counsel County of San Bernardino 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, Fourth Floor San Bernardino, CA 92415-014 Phone: 909.387.5455 Email: TMcGowan@cc.sbcounty.gov Providing Legal Services Since: 2005 Description of Services Provided: defense of Sheriff's Department and its employees; defense of dangerous condition matters. F. Fees and Costs For this proposed engagement, Lewis Brisbois is pleased to offer the following rate structure: Practice Area Partner Hourly Rate Associate Hourly Rate. Paralegal/Law Clerk Hourly Rate Tort litigation (including police defense) $205 $205 $100 Other complex litigation $350 $250 $125 Eminent domain $350$250 $125 Transactions $400 $325 $125 Employment and labor $285 $215 $100 Concerning additional costs, we negotiate the costs of administrative expenses with each client upon the beginning of each engagement. In the past we have waived some administrative costs, such as faxing, and are happy to discuss complimentary services with you should we be selected for this engagement. LewisBrisbois.com ATTACHMENT A Nationwide Map & List of Firm Practices �._ R LEWIS 1. BRISBOIS. LewisBri'sbois.com LEWIS BRISBQI LOCATIONS NATIONW D Alhtrquer'clue, WM 8801 Horizon Blvd, NE, Suite 300 Albuquerque, NM 87113 1 505.828.3600 1 F: 505.828.3900 Atlanta, GA 1180 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2900 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 T: 404:348.8585 I F: 404.467 8845 Baltimore, MD 400'East Pratt -Street, 8th Floor Baltirnore,.Maryland 21202 1;'410.525.6400 I F: 410.779.3910, Boston, MA One International Place, Suite 350 Boston, Massachusetts 02110 7.85 7 313.3950 1 8: 857.313.3951 Charleston, WV 222 Capitol Street, Filth Floor Charleston, West Virginia 25301 1 304.553.0166 I F: 304:343.1805 Chicago, IL 550 West Adams Street, Suite 300 Chicago, Illinois 60661 7:312.345.1718 F: 312.345.1778 Cleveland, 011 1375 8.9th Street, Suite 2.250 Cleveland, OH 44114 T. 2.16.34=29422 1 F: 216.344.942.1 Colorado Springs, CO 1755 Telstar Drive, Suite 300 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 11 719.622.6255 1 F: 303.861.7767 Da Ilas,TX 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2000 Dallas, Texas 75201 T: 214'722.7100 1 8: 214.722.7111 Denver, CO 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4000 Denver, Colorado 80203 T: 303.861,7760 I F: 303.8611.7767 Fort Lauderdale, FL 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 2600 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 T 954.728.1280 1 8: 954.728.1282 Fort Wright, KY 909 Wright's Summit Pkwy, Suite 230 Fort Wright, Kentucky, 41011 T: 859.663.9830 I 8: 859.663.9829 Hartford, CT 185 Asylum Street, Suite 3701 Hartford, Connecticut 06103 1 860.748.4806 1 F: 860.748.4857 Houston,TX WeslayanTower, Suite 1400 24 East Greenway Plaza Hous ton, Texas 77048 T: 713.659.6767 1 F: 713.759.6830 Indian Wells, CA 74-830 Highway 111, Suite 200 Indian Wells, California 92210 T. 760.771.6363 1 8: 760.771.6373 Indianapolis, IN 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 104- Indianapolis, 04Indianapolis, IN 46240 1: 317.333.6421 Kansas City, MO 4500 Madison Avenue, Suite 700 Kansas City, MO 64112 '1. 816.299.4244 1 F: 816.299.4245 Lafayette, LA 100 E. 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Swedesford Road, Suite 270 Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 1 215.977.4100 1 8: 215.977.4101 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Plaza Tower 11 2929 North Central Avenue, Suite 1700 Phoenix, Arizona 85012 T: 602.385.1040 1 F: 602.385.1051 Pittsburgh, PA 429 Fourth Avenue, Suite '805 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 11412.5675596 1 1-: 412.5675494 Portland, OR 888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 900 Portland, Oregon 97204 T: 971.712.2900 1 F: 971.712.2801 Providence, 111 One Turks Head Place, Suite 400 Providence, Rhode Island 02903 1 401.406.3310 1 F: 401.406.3312 Raleigh, NC 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 514 Raleigh, NC 27607 T. 919.821.4020 1 F: 919.829.0055 Sacramento, CA 202.0 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 700 Sacramento, Califomia 95833 T: 916.564.5400 I F: 916.564.5444 San Bernardino, CA 650 East Hospitality Lane, Suite 600 San Bernardino, California 92408 7. 909.387.1130 I 8: 909.387.1138 San Diego, CA 70113 Street, Suite 1900 San Diego, California 92101 T: 619.233.1006 1 F: 619.233.8627 San Francisco, CA .333 Bush Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, California 94104 1 415.362.25 80 1 F: 415.434, 0382 Seattle, WA 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 2700 Seattle, Washington 98101 7: 206.436.2020 1 F: 206.436.2030 Tampa. 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Corn • FIRMWID PRACTICE AREAS • Admiralty, Maritime & Energy Litigation • Antitrust & Competition • Appellate • Asbestos Litigation • Aviation • Banking & Finance • Bankruptcy & Insolvency • Class Action & Mass Tort • Commercial Litigation • Construction • Consumer Litigation Defense & Financial Services Corporate Data Privacy & Cyber Security Directors & Officers and Securities Litigation Electronic Discovery, Information Management & Compliance Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation Employment & Labor » ADA Compliance & Defense » Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation » FCRA Compliance & Defense » Wage & Hour Class Actions • Energy & Environment • Entertainment, Media & Sports Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Franchise & Distribution General Liability Government Investigations Government Relations • Healthcare Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance • Hospitality • Immigration • Indian Nations • Indirect Taxation & Customs Transfer Pricing Practice • Insurance Law » Bad Faith Litigation Directors & Officers Coverage First Party Property Insurance Coverage Insurance Regulatory & Compliance Reinsurance • Intellectual Property & Technology • International Practices » » Chinese Business & Litigation Japan Practice Group Korean Business & Litigation London Market Group International Trade & Customs • Fidelity • Life Health Disability & ERISA • Life Sciences • Long -Term Care & Elder Law • Medical Malpractice • OSHA Safety & Health • Products Liability • Professional Liability Accountants Errors & Omissions » .Architects & Engineers » Legal Malpractice Defense » Miscellaneous Professional Liability School Districts & Municipalities Securities Litigation & FINRA • Public Agency & Public Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Environment • Surety Sustainable Development & Green Technology • Tax • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation • Transportation • Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation • Water & Waste Water • White Collar Criminal Defense • Wineries & Vineyards • Workers' Compensation ATTACHMENT B Attorney Biographies Primary Practice(s) • Employment & Labor Additional Experience • Government Relations • Products Liability • Toxic Tort & Environmental. Litigation • Transportation Admissions • California ?� LEWIS BRISBOIS. ARTHUR K. CUNNINGHAM Partner, San Bernardino 909.381.7152 1 Arthur.Cunningham©Iewisbrisbois.com L wisBj isbois.com :r.$,wl+ff�?l7l'X-!''ice' Arthur Cunningham is a partner in the San Bernardino office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Cunningham has more than 20 years of experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts and courts of appeal. He handles the following types of matters: • Defense of law enforcement and corrections officers and agencies in civil rights and tort matters in state and federal court • Defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and contract claims brought under state and federal law, including race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age religious discrimination and harassment • Grievance hearings under public agency memoranda of understanding • Counsel to employers on discipline and termination of employees • Employment litigation • Government entity defense • Automobile and tort defense Mr. Cunningham has tried cases to verdict in all of these subject matter areas. Associations • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) • Riverside County Bar Association • Federal Bar Association • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court Awards & Honors AV -rated by Martindale -Hubbell H +Ti0i.3' Legal Experience • Over 25 jury trials in state and federal courts • Appeals in state courts of appeal including published opinions Education Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1981 University of California at Irvine, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 1975 Primary Practice(s) • General Liability • Products Liability • Public Agency & Public Finance Admissions • California 13 LEWIS BRISBOISo JAMES C. PACKER Partner, San Bernardino 909.381.7143 I James.Packer@lewisbrisbois.com L19vvsBrisbo,ss corn . -,2,16X4116.051MMINIVIWOMISIIIN James Packer is a partner in the San Bernardino office and a member of the Public Agency & Public Finance Practice. Mr. Packer's practice focuses on government tort liability including the defense of police officers and police departments, product liability, general liability, both governmental and private. Associations • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel • American Bar Association • Los Angeles County Bar Association • Riverside County Bar Association • San Bernardino County Bar Association Education • California Western University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1977 • University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts, 1973 Primary Practice(s) • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation • Public Agency & Public Finance • Construction additional Experience • Government Relations • Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Admissions • California • Federal District Court for the Central District of California • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals �_� � LEWIS BRISBOIS. RAYMOND R. BARRERA Partner, Los Angeles 213.580.79471 Raymond.Barrera@lewisbrisbois.com Lewis Brisbo is. com Raymond Barrera is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation, Public Agency & Public Finance and Construction Practices. He has over 20 years of experience representing public entities at trial, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, dangerous conditions of public property; construction zone accident cases and public works construction breach of contract cases. • Representation of the California Department of Transportation in eminent domain and inverse condemnation lawsuits in the Superior Courts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County involving acquisitions for the 210, 405, 10, 215 and 5 freeway widening and extension projects; Representation of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and Southern California Edison in condemnation actions. • Comprehensive knowledge of the eminent domain valuation process and representation of public entities in every stage of a condemnation case, from initial property valuations and negotiations, the filing of a condemnation case, discovery, pretrial motions, determining final offer amounts, judge and jury trials. Representation of the California Department of Transportation in cases involving claims of dangerous conditions of public property and construction zone accident cases in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. • Representation of the California Department of Transportation in Public Works Contract Arbitrations and lawsuits involving the California Tort Claims Act. • In-house counsel for major title insurer, responsible for managing outside litigation counsel, reviewing and responding to claims and escrow related disputes. • Mr. Barrera is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Associations • California State Bar • Los Angeles County Bar Association • International Right of Way Association • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services Representative Court Cases • Friends of the Hastain Trail v. Coldwater Development LLC et. al., lead trial counsel responsible for past trial motions and member of appellate team that obtained a reversal of the trial court's judgment imposing a public trail easement on the owner's property, 1 Cal. App. 5th 1013 (2016) • Downey Real Estate Holding LLC v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2013), successful defense against plaintiff's inverse condemnation and nuisance action and successful defense against plaintiff's appeal • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority v City of Monrovia, et aL (2013), condemnation of property required for the Gold Line's Maintenance & Operations Facility • Southern California Edison v. Cheiky, et. al. (2011), condemnation of Kern County 'electrical transmission line easements for SCE's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project • County Sanitation District No. 14 v. Kato, et. al. (2010), condemnation of 61 separate parcels involving 161 separate owners and interest holders • Southern California Edison v. Pilla (2009), condemnation of Kern County electrical transmission line easements for SCE's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project Education • Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992 • University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1988 Primary Practice{s} • Public Agency & Public Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Environment • Commercial Litigation • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation Admissions • California • United States Supreme Court • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals • Third Circuit Court of Appeals Li LEWIS BRISBOIS. WESLEY G. BEVERLIN Partner, Los Angeles 213.680.5111 1Wesley.Beverlin@lewisbrisbois.com LewisBrisbois.corn Wesley Beverlin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and vice -chair of the Public Agency & Public Finance Practice. Mr. Beverlin represents public agencies and private parties on a wide range of legal matters. He is General Counsel for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, the Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project Authority and Sunset Beach Sanitary District. He has more than 35 years of experience handling the following types of matters: • Public Agency Law • Joint Powers Authority Formation and Representation • California's Brown Act (Open Meetings), Public Records Act and FOIA Requests Compliance • Clean Water Law Compliance • Environmental Law, including CEQA compliance • CERCLA Litigation • Real Estate Law • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Litigation • Construction Disputes • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation • General Business and Corporate Litigation Associations • California State Bar • Los Angeles County Bar Association • American Bar Association • Association of Business Trial Lawyers • Transportation Lawyers Association Awards & Honors AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale -Hubbell' Professional Presentations • "The ADA and Eminent Domain", CLE International, San Diego, 2017 • "Public Utility Rights Of Way, From Transmission Lines To Pipelines", Los Angeles Panelist, 2008-2007 • "What You Need To Know About Public Records And Open Meetings", Lorman Seminars, Los Angeles & Bakersfield, Panelist, 2008-2007 Representative Court Cases Friends of the Hastain Trail v Coldwater Development LLC et. al., member of the litigation team that obtained a reversal of the trial court's judgment imposing a public trail easement on the owner's property, 1 Cal. App. 5th 1013 (2016) • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Young Kee Yang, et al. (2016), condemnation of defendant's commercial property for Metro's Westside Purple Line Subway Extension Project and the relocation of defendant's four commercial tenants • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority v. Miller Coors LLC (2014), condemnation of the property necessary for the Gold Line's Irwindale Station public parking facility Downey Real Estate Holding LLC v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2013), successful defense against plaintiff's inverse condemnation and nuisance action and successful defense against plaintiff's appeal • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority v. City of Monrovia, et al. (2013), condemnation of property required for the Gold Line's Maintenance & Operations Facility • Southern California Edison v. Cheiky, et. al. (2011), condemnation of Kern County 'electrical transmission line easements for SCE's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project • County Sanitation District No. 14 v. Kato, et. al. (2010), condemnation of 61 separate parcels involving 161 separate owners and interest holders • Southern California Edison v. Pills (2009), condemnation of necessary electrical transmission line easements for SCE's Tehachapi renewable transmission project • County Sanitation District No. 20 v. Betty Kaufman, et. al., California Superior Court (2008), condemnation of 42 separate parcels of land involving 122 separate owners and interest holders, for expansion of plaintiff's waste water treatment plant • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1902, AFL-CIO v Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, (2004), successfully defended the MWD against Local 1902's petition to compel arbitration and for writ of mandate. Also successfully defended the case on appeal, 126 Cal. App. 4th 247 (2005) • County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County v. Rio Hondo Rancho Corporation, et al., California Superior Court (2003), successful prosecution of plaintiff's condemnation action for subterranean sewer line easements • T&R Painting & Drywall v. Forest City Enterprises, et al. (1998), successful defense and settlement of plaintiff's construction breach of contract claims • Vetrotex CertainTeed Corporation v. Consolidated Fiber Glass Products Co., U.S. District Court (1994), successful trial court motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, affirmed on appeal 75 F.3d.147 (3d Cir. 1996) • United States v. Montrose Chemical Corp., et al., U.S. District Court (1993), successfully represented defendant Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in settling this complex CERCLA environmental litigation, 827 F. Supp. 1453 (C.D. Cal. 1993) • County Sanitation District No. 8 v. Watson Land Company (1993) 17 Cal. App. 4th 1268, condemnation of subterranean sewer line easements in Watson's commercial properties and successful defense against Watson's appeal • County Sanitation District No. 14 v Henry k. Nakamaru, et al., California Superior Court (1986), condemnation involving 50 separate parcels of land consisting of approximately 161 acres for the construction of plaintiff's waste water treatment system reservoirs • Blackburn Trucklines, Inc. v. Francis, 723 F.2d 730 (9th Cir. 1984) Education • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, 1977 • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Honors, '1974 Primary Practice(s) • Energy & Environment • Real Estate, Land Use & Environment • Public Agency& Public Finance Additional Experience • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation • Water& Waste Water Admissions • California • California • US District Court tor the Central District of California • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals BRISBOIS CLAIRE HER EY COLLINS Partner, Los Angeles 213.680.50391 Claire.Collins@lewisbrisbois.com Le w i s B ri s b ois. c o m. Claire Collins is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice. She represents public entities, private companies, and individuals in a range of real estate, land use, and environmental matters in urban, suburban, and rural contexts. Her practice includes transactional law, compliance counseling, and litigation. She handles the following types of matters: • Public agency general counseling • Contract negotiation, drafting, and review • Real property sales, acquisitions, leasing • Boundary disputes • Easement and "Right of Way" negotiation and interpretation • California Environmental Quality Act compliance and litigation • Land use/zoning matters including land use entitlements • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation • Clean Water Act and Porter -Cologne Water Quality Control Act litigation and compliance • Solid waste, wastewater, recycling, and recycled water contracts, ordinances, laws, and regulations • Open government law, including the Public Records Act and the Brown Act • California Government Claims Act Prior to practicing law, Ms. Collins was a communications specialist working in the political and public sectors, focusing on international trade, investment, and economic development. Associations • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section Executive Committee, 2008 -Present Vice Chair, 2016, 2017 Chair of Land Use, Planning, and•Environmental Law Steering Committee, 2008-2010 • USC Real Estate Law & Business Forum, Executive Committee, 2015 -present • Chair, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, Attorneys Committee, 2015 -present • Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, Board Member, Land Use and Planning Committee, 2006-2009 Awards & Honors 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer, Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Presentations • CEQA Basics Workshop, California. Association of Environmental Professionals, 2011 • The California Public Records Act, Lorman Seminars, 2012 • Drafting and Interpreting Easements, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2012 • Easements in California, The Seminar Group, 2015 Non -Legal Experience • California Trade & Commerce Agency, Director, International Marketing & Communications, 1999-2001 • The World Bank, Communications Associate, Africa & External Affairs Divisions, 1997-1999 • Clinton -Gore '96 - San Diego County, Deputy Director (Youth & Student Director), 1996 • The White House, Public Liaison Intern, 1995 Publications • The Byrd Amendment Battle: American Trade Politics at the WTO, 27 Hastings Intl& Comp. L. Rev. 131 (2003) • Editor -in -Chief, Hastings International & Comparative Law Review, 2003-2004 • Editor -in -Chief, International Trade & Investment Year In Review: Fiscal Year 1999-2000 (International Trade & Investment Division; California Technology, Trade & Commerce Agency, Sacramento, 2001) • Editor, Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal, by Ugo Mattei and Laura Nader, 2008 Education • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, International Concentration, 2004 • University of California at San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996 Primary Practice(s) • Banking & Finance • Corporate • Public Agency & Public Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Admissions • California 1)) LE�/IS BRISBOISm ALEXIS CRUMP Partner, Los Angeles 213.599.7769 1 Alexis.Crump@lewisbrisbois.com LewisBrisbois.com Alexis Crump is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and Vice -Chair of the National Corporate Practice. Ms. Crump has more than 20 years of experience in municipal and corporate finance, real estate, redevelopment, EB -5 financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Her interest in real estate development and investments was sparked as a law clerk at Bechtel Engineering Corporation and Bechtel Investments, Inc. From there, she has gone on to represent public entities, developers, private equity groups and financial institutions in commercial, retail, industrial, infrastructure and residential real estate financings throughout the United States. Ms, Crump has assisted clients in the capacity of bond counsel, disclosure counsel, corporate counsel, developer's counsel and bank counsel. Ms. Crump has handled the issuance of tax allocation bonds, multi -family housing bonds, lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation, private placements, private equity mezzanine financings and bank financings ranging from $5 million to over $400 million. She has been legal counsel for over $1 billion in finance transactions during her career. Ms. Crump has prepared literature for, and lectured in the areas of, non-profit corporation formation and real estate development. In 2015, Ms. Crump was named one of the 100: Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and in 2017, she was named top 50 Most Influential Woman Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Associations • National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL), Member • The Links Incorporated, Beverly Hills West Chapter, Board Member • WordTheatre, Board Member Awards & Honors • Los Angeles Business Journal top 50 Most Influential Woman Lawyers in Los Angeles, 2017 • Daily Journal Top 100 Women Lawyers, 2015 • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Georgetown University Law Center • University of California, Berkeley, Honor Students' Society • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, .Berkeley Representative Transactions • $33,050,000 City of Tulare Public Financing Authority 2008 Lease Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Capital Facilities Project) • $26,875,000 EI Monte Public Financing Authority Senior Tax Allocation Revenue Bonds, Series 2007 (Multiple Redevelopment Project Area Loans) • $80,000,000 CMB Infrastructure Investment Group XI, LP, 2013 Financing (Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project) • $450,000,000 CMB Export Infrastructure Investment Group 48, LP, 2015 Financing (Century Plaza Hotel Project) • $68,D0D,000 Credit Facility (Colville Tribal Federal Corporation Hotel and Casino Project) Education • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1987 • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, 1984 Primary Practice(s) • Employment & Labor Additional Experience • ADA Compliance & Defense Admissions • California B LE1li/IS BRlSBOISm KEVIN M. ERWIN Partner, San Bernardino 909.381.7160 1 Kevin.Erwin@lewisbrisbois.com LewisErisbcins. coati a, 11,2 - VICACJEWINIMINOMINIMIR1111¢11WW Kevin Erwin is a partner in the San Bernardino office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Erwin's practice focuses on representing employers, management, and supervisors in all areas of labor and employment law. This includes representing private and public sector employers in workplace harassment and discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour lawsuits in state and federal court, and before various administrative agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, and the California. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Mr. Erwin further counsels clients in a variety of industries on labor and employment law matters including equal opportunity, workplace privacy, employee leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and hiring and termination practices. Because of his years of experience in labor and employment law, Mr. Erwin has obtained significant knowledge concerning the laws that regulate the workplace including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Family and Medical Leave. Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the California Labor Code. Associations • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section • San Bernardino County Bar Association • Riverside County Bar Association • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Education • Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993 — Member of Pepperdine Law Review — Dean's List University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts, 1990 — Graduated with Highest Honors Primary Practices) • Real Estate,Land Use & Environment • Corporate • Banking & Finance Admissions • California • US District Court Central District of California 13 LEWIS BRISBOIS. GREGORY R. OLESON Managing Partner, Indian Welts 760.501.09161 Gregory.Oleson@lewisbrisbois.com Wisarisbois.com Gregory Oleson is the managing partner in the Indian Wells office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice -chair of the Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice and a vice -chair of the Banking & Finance Practice. Mr. Oleson is a transactional attorney who has over 20 years of experience in advising and representing clients on matters involving real estate acquisitions, divestitures, entitlements and development. His practice also includes advising lenders and borrowers on loan modifications and workouts as well as drafting commercial loan documents. Mr. Oleson has extensive experience in counseling corporations in corporate formation and governance. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as in-house counsel for a publicly traded corporation where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions in Latin America, South America and the United States. Real Estate Mr. Oleson has a diverse real estate practice representing local, regional and national developers in all phases of commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Oleson has represented buyers and sellers of existing commercial facilities; unimproved real property for residential development; commercial development and mixed use development. He has also represented buyers who he has advised and assisted in getting real property entitled for various types of development projects including hotels, golf courses, large residential master plan communities and mixed use projects, Mr. Oleson has extensive experience in representing both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations for commercial projects as well as long term ground leases. He has advised clients on Bureau of Indian Affairs matters, including Indian land leases and development projects on Indian land. Corporate & Business Practices Mr. Oleson, has represented private and publicly held businesses in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing agreements, divestitures, corporate formation and governance. Finance Mr. Oleson represents non -conventional lenders and institutional banks in all aspects of lending, loan workouts and loan restructuring. He documents secured and unsecured loans and loan restructures and advises lenders on workout restructuring and non-performing assets. Representative Engagements • Representation of large east coast Insurance Company in the acquisition of $18.5 Million Dollar commercial project consisting of 7 commercial buildings; • Representation of largest grower and distributer of palm trees in the country, in a loan workout on a $160 Million Dollar credit facility with 2 institutional lenders with shared security; • Representation of Developer in the acquisition, entitlement and development of $35 Million Dollar hotel project; • Representation of Seller in the sale of 40 condominium units; • Representation of Buyer in the acquisition of 4 office buildings; • Representation of Buyer of several commercial gasoline stations; • Representation of Buyer of $9.5 Million Dollar mixed use office center and commercial center; • Representation of Buyer of $6.1 Million Dollar retail center; • Representation of largest pepper grower in the country on the acquisition of large packing plant and cold storage facility in Central California; • Representation of Seller of Nissan Car franchise along with the sale of real property associated with dealership; • Representation of Automotive Dealer in the acquisition of Chrysler franchise; • Representation of Automotive Dealer in the acquisition, entitlement and development of real property for automotive franchise; • Representation of Financial Institution in the acquisition of land for the development of branch of bank; • Representation of Korean Lending Institution on loan transaction for commercial property in Las Vegas, Nevada; • Representation of Seller of large mango company; • Representation of Buyer of public golf course in Florida; • Representation of Seller of commercial project in Lubbock, Texas; • Representation of Buyer of $20 Million Dollar 52 acre partially developed industrial site Education • Marquette University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993 • Elmira College, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History, 1989 Primary Practice • General Liability s) Additional Experience • Japan Practice Group • Employment & Labor Admissions • California • United States District Court, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit R LEWIS BRISBOIS9 STEPHANIE J. TANADA Associate, San Bernardino 909.38.3022 1 Stephanie.Tanada@lewisbrisbois.com LevvisBrisbo,s. com Stephanie J. Tanada is an associate in the San Bernardino office and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Tanada focuses primarily in the defense of public entities, including government tort liability, defense of police officers and police departments against allegations of false arrest and false imprisonment, Federal and State civil rights and constitutional violations, excessive force, wrongful death, and assault and battery. In addition, Ms. Tanada practices employment law, including defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment, brought under state and federal law, including race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religious discrimination and harassment. She also has experiencing defending claims before the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Ms. Tanada is a legal instructor for K9 handlers from various law enforcement agencies in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She teaches the P.O.S.T. Legal Update course for K9 handlers and the Basic K9 Handler Civil Liability course at Adlerhorst International, Inc. Associations • Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire (APALIE) • State Bar of California Education • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008 • Columbia Union College, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, magna cum laude, 2003 Pt'imary Practice{s} • Franchise & Distribution • International Trade & Customs • Tax • Corporate Admissions • State Bar of California • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California LE IS BRISBOIS® TAYLOR VERNON Associate, Los Angeles 21 3.250.7900 1 Taylor.Vernon@lewisbrisbois.com Lew sBrisboIs.com .adiprm_ Taylor Vernon is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Franchise & Distribution Practice. Taylor has focused his transactional practice on national and international corporate law, international trade compliance, franchise and distribution, and entertainment law. Taylor attended the UCLA School of Law where he served as Senior Articles Editor on UCLA's Entertainment Law Review. Additionally at UCLA, Taylor partnered with the El Centro.Legal Clinics to found and chair a legal clinic focused on homelessness prevention. He also traveled to Sierra Leone as a member of the UCLA International Justice Clinic, where he examined transitional justice mechanisms for witness protection. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Taylor worked as an associate at a boutique law firm where he developed knowledge and experience in his current practice areas. Associations • California State Bar Franchise Law Committee: Case Reporter and Member of the Content Production Subcommittee • American Bar Association: Member of the Forum. on Franchising; Los Angeles County Bar Association • San Fernando Valley Bar Association Publications • Published an article about Export Trade Compliance in the April 2012 issue of Valley Lawyer magazine • Seattle's New Minimum Wage Law Classifying Franchisees as Large Employers Is Upheld Despite the International Franchise Association's Opposition (October 2015) • The Importance of Clear Marketing and Advertising Fund Drafting in Franchise Agreements (November 2015) Air • A Class Action Against Dickey's Barbeque Highlights Gateway Arbitrability Determinations in Arbitration Provisions (December 2015) • An Inadvertent Franchise Relationship Under the Michigan Franchise Investment Law Results in a Rescission to the Purported Franchisee (January 2016) • "An Expansion of Burger King in a Franchise Personal Jurisdiction Challenge in Colorado" (February 2016) • "A Pennsylvania Court Modifies an Overly Restrictive AAMCO Non -Compete Provision" (March 2016) • "Motel 6 Seeks Counterfeiting and Infringement Remedies Under the Lanham Act, Against a Holdover Franchisee" (April 2016) • "Money Mailer's Related Entity's Lawsuit Might Have Waived the Arbitration, Clause in the Franchise Agreement" (May 2016) • "A Carl's Jr. Case Reveals the Downside of Permissive Forum Selection Clauses" (August 2016) Education • UCLA School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2011 — UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Senior Articles Editor (2010-11) — UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Articles Editor (2009-10) — UCLA International Justice Clinic, Sierra Leone Research Team Member (2010-11) — UCLA Public Interest Law Fund, Board Member and Event Chair (2010-11) - UCLA El Centro Legal Clinics, General Relief Advocacy Clinic Chair and Founder (2010-11) • University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2006 — Dean's List (2005-2006)