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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

 

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David Huebner Elected Chair of Law Revision Commission

 

By a MetNews Staff Writer

 

The California Law Revision Commission has unanimously elected Los Angeles attorney and committee Vice Chair David Huebner to be its Chairperson for the 2006-2007 term beginning this Friday, a spokesperson for the commission said.

Huebner, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richer & Hampton, will again head the 10-member commission that assists the Legislature in making statutory reforms.† He has served two previous terms as Chairperson since his appointment to the commission in 1999 and his reappointment last year by the governor.

Succeeding the commissionís current chair, Walnut Creek attorney Edmund Regalia, Huebner will lead the commissionís ongoing efforts to research and draft proposed reforms pertaining to the clarification of common interest development law, the overhaul of mechanics lien law, and improvements in civil discovery, among other topics presently authorized by the Legislature.†††

As a practitioner, Huebner specializes in international dispute resolution and corporate compliance and leads Sheppard Mullinís international dispute practice.† He also teaches at the University of Southern California Law School as an adjunct professor of international arbitration, international business transactions, and international intellectual property law and policy.

Huebnerís prior involvement in civic and charitable organizations includes serving on the Los Angeles City Quality and Productivity Commission from 1994-1997 as both a commissioner and president, and serving as counsel to the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991.† He was also a founding member of the Los Angeles Committee on Foreign Relations.

Huebner was admitted to the State Bar in 1989, is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.† He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1986 and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1982.

The committee designated Sidney Greathouse to succeed Huebner as its 2006-2007 Vice Chair.†

Greathouse, appointed to the commission last year, is the senior director of legal services for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated in Calabasas, where he provides counsel regarding employment law, trademark and risk services.† He graduated from the University of California, Davis and received his law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law.

 

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