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Thursday, July 19, 2018


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Guilford, Saferstein to Be Recognized by Judicial Conference


By a MetNews Staff Writer


District Judge William J. Guildford of the U.S. Central District of California will receive the American Inns of Court Ninth Circuit Professionalism Award on July 23 at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Guilford was nominated for the award by Brett J. Williamson, the president of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court in Orange County, which Guilford founded in 2013.

The award recognizes Guilford for “his distinguished career and remarkable achievements, and commitment to mentoring and training the younger generation of lawyers in Orange County,” the Ninth Circuit said in an announcement yesterday.

Before being appointed to the bench in 2006, Guilford was a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Costa Mesa branch, where he had worked since 1975.

He obtained both his J.D. and his baccalaureate degree from UCLA.

Harvey I. Saferstein will be receiving the John Frank Award at the conference. Saferstein is a member of the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board, which advises the circuit’s judicial council.

Saferstein is a solo practitioner in Los Angeles and specializes in antitrust, intellectual property, and complex business litigation.

The John Frank Award is given to an attorney who demonstrates character, dedication to and proficiency with the law “and a lifetime of service to the federal courts of the Ninth Circuit.”

Before hanging out his own shingle, Saferstein had been a partner with Irell & Manella for 15 years, Mintz Levin for 14 years, and Munger Tolles for ten years. He was a regional director for the Federal Trade Commission for two years, the president of the state bar from 1992-93 and has taught classes at UCLA Law.

He earned his J.D. from Harvard and his bachelor’s degree from Berkeley.


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