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Monday, September 10, 2012


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California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Has New Leadership Team


The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, announced that it has installed a new team of officers for the coming year.

Incoming President Larry Stern of Mallery & Stern said in a press statement that his new priorities would include working with the legislation known as SB 863.

Stern said in the statement:

“CAAA will lead efforts to ensure fair implementation of SB 863 through regulations and perhaps cleanup legislation. CAAA’s education program will be crucial to inform advocates for injured workers about the new law.” Stern was referring to the workers compensation reform bill which he said he expects Gov. Jerry Brown to sign.

Stern continued: “We will continue to fiercely advocate for fair treatment of Californians injured doing their jobs. We will work with extra diligence to make sure injured workers actually receive the promised increased permanent disability compensation, and to minimize harm from the flaws we see in the law.”

According to the statement, Stern earned his law degree at Loyola Law School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in zoology and a minor in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds a Master of Science from the University of Southern California in molecular pharmacology.

The statement noted that CAAA’s elected leaders for 2012-2013 also include Brad Chalk, legislative chair; Bernardo de la Torre, treasurer; and Bert Arnold, of Boxer & Gerson, secretary.

Information is available by telephoning 916-457-5546.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association will hold a seminar on Thursday called: “Is There Consumer Class Action Life after Concepcion and Dukes?” It will deal with the impact of AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes.

Two Los Angeles Superior Court judges and three private-practice lawyers, reflecting both plaintiff and defense orientations, are set to discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on consumer class actions in California.

Speakers are to include: J. Michael Hennigan, McKool, L Smith and Hennigan; Darrel J. Hieber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger; Gail E. Lees, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Virginia F. Milstead, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. Moderator is to be Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr.

The event reception begins at 5:30 p.m. It is to be held at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP,333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 53rd Floor.

The Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association will present a luncheon seminar on “Trends in Southern California Real Estate Fraud” on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

This program is to feature insights provided by representatives of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Real Estate Fraud Unit. The program is intended to assist members of title insurance industry to minimize losses, improve underwriting practices, and assist in criminal convictions.

The program will be geared to attorneys who prosecute and defend real estate fraud cases, both civil and criminal, and for underwriters and claims personnel. Speakers will include Anya Stanley, Gibbs Giden Locher Turner & Senet LLP and Douglas W. Stern, Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner & Senet LLP.

The event begins at noon at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, 303 East Cordova Street, Pasadena, in the La Brea/La Cienega Conference Room. One hour of MCLE is offered. Information is available by phoning 213-896-6560.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association is scheduled to present a program Wednesday, Sept. 19 on “Protecting Content Through Branding.”

A panel including Monique Cheng Joe of NBC/Universal; Heather Kamins of CAA and Polly Wood of will discuss global branding strategies and issues in the era of a multimedia environment.

The event will begin at noon at Lawry’s restaurant, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills. Information is available by phoning 310-601-BHBA.


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