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Blogs

October 15, 2017
Why Advocacy Matters
The Levee Was Dry
September 26, 2017
When Is a Will Valid in California?
Trust on Trial
September 5, 2017
Look!  Up in the Sky!  It's Sibling Lawyer!
Trust on Trial
July 17, 2017
A Welcome Surprise From Congress
The Levee Was Dry
February 20, 2017
A Mishmash of News as California Gets Even Wetter.
The Levee Was Dry
March 14, 2016
Double Damages, Even In Death
Trust on Trial
February 24, 2016
New Chief of Engineers Nominated by President Obama
The Levee Was Dry
February 8, 2016
When Can You Remove a Problem Trustee?
Trust on Trial
February 2, 2016
Tips for Surviving a Civil Works Review Board
The Levee Was Dry
February 2, 2016
An Accountant and a Lawyer Walk Into a Bar…
Trust on Trial
December 7, 2015
Court of Appeal Clips Sterling
Trust on Trial

Publications

Western Grower & Shipper
July/August 2017
Cause for Concern Over Organic Fertilizer Made from Food Waste?
Western Grower & Shipper
California Grocer, Issue 3
June 2017
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
California Grocer, Issue 3
Environmental Law News, Vol. 26, No. 1
Spring 2017
California WaterFix: A Snapshot of the SWRCB Water Rights Change Hearings
Environmental Law News, Vol. 26, No. 1
California Grocer, Issue 2
April 2017
The New Frontier of Nutritional Labeling Guidelines
California Grocer, Issue 2
Sacramento Business Journal
March 17, 2017
Private Emails, Texts, Not Immune From Disclosure
Sacramento Business Journal
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 1
February 2017
Let’s Get Physical—Water Rights, Takings, and the Endangered Species Act
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 1
Co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
Winter 2017
Recent Developments in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
Co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
Provided by Downey Brand's Water Law Practice
2016
A Compendium of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Provided by Downey Brand's Water Law Practice
Environmental Law News, Vol. 25, No. 2
Fall 2016
California Groundwater Management: Laboratories of Local Implementation or State Command and Control?
Environmental Law News, Vol. 25, No. 2
The Legal Secretary
November 2016
Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation
The Legal Secretary
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 2
November 2016
California Governor Brown Approves Assembly Bill 2551, Which Broadens Public Contracting Options for Surface Water Storage Projects
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 2
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
October 2016
No Longer a Business tax Haven? The Impacts of Nevada's New Commerce Tax
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
California Grocer, Issue 5
October 2016
Practical Advice on Avoiding Prop. 65 Enforcement
California Grocer, Issue 5
California Grocer, Issue 4
August 2016
GMO Labeling: Coming Soon To California and the Rest of the Country
California Grocer, Issue 4
California League of Food Processors News & Views, Ed. 1
2016
Anticipated Changes to the FLSA Overtime Regulations Are Here
California League of Food Processors News & Views, Ed. 1
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
May 11, 2016
Staying Inside the Lines: What to Do, and Not Do, Filing Industrial Designs
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 8
May 2016
Addressing the California Department of Water Resources’ Draft Emergency Regulations on Groundwater Sustainability Plans
California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 8
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
May 2016
Still Waiting for a Federal Response to the Drought: A Legislative Update
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
Contributor, California Environmental Law Reporter
April 2016
The 2015 Legislative Recap: Settling In and Taking a Breath
Contributor, California Environmental Law Reporter
Guest blogger, LEX VINI Blog published by Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty
March 6, 2016
The Premier Cru Bankruptcy
Guest blogger, LEX VINI Blog published by Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty
In the View, CLFP Electronic Newsletter
March 4, 2016
DWR Releases Draft Emergency Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans
In the View, CLFP Electronic Newsletter
California Real Property Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1
April/May 2016
2015 Legislative Highlights
California Real Property Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 21, Issue 4
March 2016
Yellow Light: Trustee May Follow Authorization to Defend Contested Amendment Until Enjoined by Probate Judge
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 21, Issue 4
California Grocer, Issue 1
February 2016
Is Your Insurance Company Really On Your Side?
California Grocer, Issue 1
Co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
Winter 2016
Recent Developments in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
Co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 3
December 2015
Does Every Drop Really Count? An inconsistent Accounting of California’s Water Supply
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 3
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 2
November 2015
Union of Concerned Scientists Proposes Best Practices to Achieve Goals of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 2
California Grocer, Issue 6
November 2015
Urgency Legislation Helps Curb Frivolous PAGA Lawsuits
California Grocer, Issue 6
Environmental Law News, Vol. 24, No. 2
November 2015
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan: An Impossible Task?
Environmental Law News, Vol. 24, No. 2
California Grocer, Issue 5
October 2015
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Grocery World: Issues to Consider when Buying or Selling
California Grocer, Issue 5
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 30, No. 2
Fall 2015
Marketing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Applying Economics to Solve California's Groundwater Problems
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 30, No. 2
Co-author, Daily Recorder
September 2, 2015
2015 California Supreme Court Roundup
Co-author, Daily Recorder
California Grocer, Issue 4
September 2015
Failure to Follow WIC Stocking Requirements Can Endanger Your Program Status
California Grocer, Issue 4
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 11
August/September 2015
A Federal Response to the Drought – Three Bills Pending in Congress
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 11
California Grocer, Issue 3
July 2015
Merchants: Are You Ready for the October 2015 Credit Card Liability Shift?
California Grocer, Issue 3
The Water Report
July 15, 2015
Regulating Seawater Desalination in California
The Water Report
Daily Journal
June 18, 2015
User’s Guide to California Water Rights
Daily Journal
San Francisco Attorney Magazine, Vol. 41, No. 2
Summer 2015
The New Age of Water Regulation – Who Will Float To The Top?
San Francisco Attorney Magazine, Vol. 41, No. 2
California Water Law & Policy Reporter,  Vol. 25, No. 9
June 2015
Environmental Groups File Suit Against San Francisco Challenging Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
California Water Law & Policy Reporter,  Vol. 25, No. 9
Facility Executive
May 20, 2015
Storm Water Requirements For Industry In CA Getting More Stringent
Facility Executive
The Crush, California Association Of  Winegrape Growers Newsletter
May 2015
Preparing for California’s New Water Management Model
The Crush, California Association Of  Winegrape Growers Newsletter
Co-author, Daily Recorder
May 12, 2015
New Arbitration Developments
Co-author, Daily Recorder
California Grocer, Issue 2
May 2015
Proposed Prop. 65 Regs Equal Less Help and More Hurt (and Litigation)
California Grocer, Issue 2
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 7
April 2015
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Finds No Significant Impact for Trap and Haul Operation in Conjunction with San Joaquin River Settlement Agreement
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 7
San Francisco Daily Journal
March 16, 2015
Ruling Complicated Use of CEQA’s Categorical Exemptions
San Francisco Daily Journal
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 6
March 2015
State Water Resources Control Board Partially Approves Temporary Changes to the State Water Project and Central Valley Project Water Rights Permits
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 6
California Grocer, Issue 1
February 2015
Understanding California's New Paid Sick Leave Law
California Grocer, Issue 1
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 5
February 2015
Ninth Circuit Upholds Biological Opinion Regarding Impacts of Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations on Salmonid Species
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 5
New Laws - Supplement to Daily Journal
January 6, 2015
AB 1739; SB 1168, 1319: Groundwater Management
New Laws - Supplement to Daily Journal
Author, American Bar Association
2015
The Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance, 2d ed.
Author, American Bar Association
Notre Dame Law Review, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1713 (2015)
2015
Copyright Protection for Tattoos: Are Tattoos Copies?
Notre Dame Law Review, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1713 (2015)
California Grocer, Issue 6
December 2014
Protecting Against Security Breaches in the Retail Industry
California Grocer, Issue 6
Daily Journal
December 19, 2014
2014 Saw A Wave of Environmental Law Changes
Daily Journal
Co-author, Daily Recorder
December 10, 2014
Major Changes to State’s Whistleblower Law
Co-author, Daily Recorder
State Bar of California, Environmental Law News, Vol. 23, No. 2
Fall 2014
Status of Stormwater Regulation in California
State Bar of California, Environmental Law News, Vol. 23, No. 2
San Francisco Daily Journal
September 29, 2014
A Brave New World of Water Regulation
San Francisco Daily Journal
Co-author, Daily Recorder
September 17, 2014
No-switching Agreements and Anti-Trust Litigation
Co-author, Daily Recorder
ENR California
September 16, 2014
Analysis of New Framework for Transportation Impact Under CEQA
ENR California
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
September 2014
Protect Your Bottom Line by Avoiding Data Theft 
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
California Grocer, Issue 4
September 2014
The Food Safety Modernization Act: Impact on Food Importation
California Grocer, Issue 4
San Francisco Daily Journal
July 14, 2014
Water Issues Reframe State Fracking Debate
San Francisco Daily Journal
Association of Corporate Counsel, Nevada Chapter
May 2014
Data Security: Is Your Company Protected?
Association of Corporate Counsel, Nevada Chapter
Co-author, Daily Recorder
April 14, 2014
Video Recording in the Workplace
Co-author, Daily Recorder
California Grocer, Issue 2
April 2014
Securities Law Update: Grocery Industry Companies May Now Raise Capital By Advertising
California Grocer, Issue 2
Today’s Facility Manager
March 20, 2014
Chemical Spills in NC And WV Spur Legislation
Today’s Facility Manager
California Grocer, Issue 1
February 2014
Employment Law Update: There Are Many New Employment Laws Going Into Effect In 2014
California Grocer, Issue 1
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Co-Author
February 2014
Case Update: Paulson v. Go Global, Inc., Case No. NV-12-1596-JuKiKu (Jan. 13, 2014)
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Co-Author
California League of Food Processors’ Newsletter
February 4, 2014
California Court Rules Consumers Cannot Privately Sue To Enforce Organic Food Labeling Laws
California League of Food Processors’ Newsletter
California Association of Winegrape Growers
February 2014
Dealing With Delayed Harvest Demands
California Association of Winegrape Growers
San Francisco Daily Journal
January 23, 2014
Will 2014 Finally Be The Year For Long-Awaited CEQA Reform
San Francisco Daily Journal
San Francisco Daily Journal
January 21, 2014
SB 743: Tinkering with CEQA for the Future
San Francisco Daily Journal
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Co-Author
January 2014
Case Update: In re Hazelrigg v. United States Trustee, Case No. WW-13-1230-TaDJu (Nov. 19, 2013)
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, Co-Author
California Grocers Magazine
December 2013
Environmental Regulation Update
California Grocers Magazine
Co-Author
2013
Nevada Water Rights – An Overview for Commercial Real Property Transactions, Northern Nevada Business Weekly - Business Law Guide
Co-Author
Co-author, Law360
November 2013
New Prop. 65 Is A Relief for California Manufacturers
Co-author, Law360
Facility Executive
October 24, 2013
In CA, New Water Quality Regulations For Industrial Facilities
Facility Executive
California Grocer, Issue 5
October 2013
A New Twist of False Advertising Lawsuits
California Grocer, Issue 5
League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference Report
September 2013
CEQA Litigation: A Report on the California Supreme Court's Renewed Penchant for CEQA Cases
League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference Report
Practical Winery & Vineyard
September 2013
Food Safety: Inspections, Compliance Strategy and Opportunities for Comment
Practical Winery & Vineyard
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
September 2013
Receiverships: Resolving Disputes with Management of a Small Business
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Business Law Guide
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 27, No. 4
Spring 2013
When All You Have is a Hammer: Scientific Uncertainty and Bay-Delta Policy, 1995 to Present
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 27, No. 4
San Francisco Daily Journal
March 6, 2013
Bill To Create Environmental Court Lacks Specificity
San Francisco Daily Journal
42-4 Pub. Cont. L.J (2013)
2013
Best Briefs, McKenna Long & Aldridge “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
42-4 Pub. Cont. L.J (2013)
Co-author
February 14, 2013
ABA State Antitrust Practice and Statutes 4th Edition
Co-author
California Real Property Journal
February 2013
2012 Legislative Highlights
California Real Property Journal
Water Resources Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 15, No. 1
February 2013
United States-Mexico Agreement Represents Cooperative Approach to Address Water Allocation Issues on the Colorado River
Water Resources Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 15, No. 1
California Grocers Association, CGAbulletin
October 2012
ADA News
California Grocers Association, CGAbulletin
California Farmer
Fall 2012
King Amendment to Farm Bill Threatens California Ag
California Farmer
Downey Brand Food & Agriculture Law Practice Group
October 2012
Proposition 37: The Challenges Faced by the Food Supply Chain
Downey Brand Food & Agriculture Law Practice Group
California Grocers Association, CGAbulletin
August 2012
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. Prevails in Closely Watched Item Pricing Case
California Grocers Association, CGAbulletin
California Association of Winegrape Growers
August 2012
Legal Issues in Vineyard Development and Expansion
California Association of Winegrape Growers
San Francisco Daily Journal
May 16, 2012
The Future is Now (Or Is It?): Choosing the “Baseline” and Minimizing Related Litigation Risk Under CEQA
San Francisco Daily Journal
Spring 2012 Pathways
Spring 2012
Going, Going, Gone? Gifting Under the Soon-to-Expire Tax Law
Spring 2012 Pathways
Co-Author
February 6, 2012
Buying and Selling a Business--good and valuable considerations, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Co-Author
California Real Property Journal
February 2012
2011 Legislative Highlights
California Real Property Journal
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
February 2012
Author, "Employee Expectations and Business Risks in Social Media,"
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Loyola Law and Technology Annual, 10 Loy. L. & Tech. Ann. 62
2012
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Effect on the Goals of Patent Law
Loyola Law and Technology Annual, 10 Loy. L. & Tech. Ann. 62
Water Law White Paper
December 2011
Accelaration of Flood Damage Reduction Projects Concept
Water Law White Paper
Contributing Author
2011
Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (2011 and 2013 Eds.)
Contributing Author
Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 6
November 2011
Litigating BP's Contribution Claims in Publicly Subsidized Courts: Should Contracting Parties Pay Their Own Way?
Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 6
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly -- Volume 17, Issue 2
Summer 2011
The Andersen Twist in Trust Contests: Testamentary Capacity Standard Sometimes Applies When Document Resembles a Will
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly -- Volume 17, Issue 2
The Registry (San Francisco real estate magazine)
June 2011
Shifting Landscape: California Wants to Expand the Territory Described as Wetlands
The Registry (San Francisco real estate magazine)
San Francisco Daily Journal
April 22, 2011
Statewide Stormwater Permit Revisions Could Limit Citizen Suits Against Industry
San Francisco Daily Journal
California Farmer, Vol. 294, Issue 3, p9
March 2011
Wet Winter Won’t Stop Water Diversion Checks
California Farmer, Vol. 294, Issue 3, p9
The Recorder
February 7, 2011
State to Redefine Wetlands: Proposed California Regulations Conflict with Federal Law and Subject Potentially Vast Areas of New Land to Permitting Requirements
The Recorder
The Recorder
January 18, 2011
Water May Not Flow So Freely
The Recorder
Co-Author
January 2011
Avoid Sending Your Client Up a Creek Without a Paddle: Practical Tips for Navigating a Nevada Water Rights Transaction, Nevada Lawyer
Co-Author
Contributor, American Bar Association
2011
The Emerging Company Guidebook, 2d ed.
Contributor, American Bar Association
Contributor, U Penn Press
2011
Institutional Investors, Risk/Return and Corporate Governance Failures
Contributor, U Penn Press
Sacramento Lawyer Magazine
November/December 2010
Trust and Estate Litigation in Sacramento - A Peek Into Department 129
Sacramento Lawyer Magazine
Co-Author
2010
Putting Pen to Paper: When You Really, Really Need a Written Agreement,Northern Nevada Business Weekly - Business Law Guide
Co-Author
San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
June 15, 2010
The Rising Tide of Will and Trust Contests
San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 25, No. 1
Summer 2010
The Public Trust Doctrine: New Frontiers for Sustainable Water Resources Management
ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 25, No. 1
San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
May 12, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land: Entering Trust and Estate Litigation
San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
Real Property Journal
May 2010
2009 Legislative Review
Real Property Journal
Author, American Bar Association
2010
The Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance
Author, American Bar Association
The Marin Lawyer
August 2009
Lead-Free Plumbing Regulations on the Horizon in 2010
The Marin Lawyer
Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, Article 11
2008
Hedge Funds and Public Disclosure Requirements: Is the SEC Telling Secrets?
Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, Article 11
Author, American Bar Association
2007
The Role of Independent Directors After Sarbanes-Oxley
Author, American Bar Association
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
October 2006
Alice in Groundwater Land: Court Defines State Board 'Subterranean Stream' Jurisdiction
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance
Winter 2006
Issues in Using Securities to Acquire ESOP-Owned Companies
The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance
NACD Directors Monthly
March 2005
The Attorney as Corporate Director
NACD Directors Monthly
Contributor, American Bar Association
2005
The Emerging Company Guidebook
Contributor, American Bar Association
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 14, No. 7
April 2004
Will New Flood Case Mean a Flood of Damages Paid to a Flood of Plaintiffs? Supreme Court Denies Review of Paterno Decision
California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 14, No. 7
The Water Resources Committee Newsletter
August 2003
Reclamation Determines Beneficial Use of Water by California's Imperial Irrigation District
The Water Resources Committee Newsletter
49th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 2003
California's Other "Dual System": Coordinated Management of Groundwater and Surface Water
49th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
Sacramento Lawyer
January/February 2003
Downey Brand's 75 Years of Water Law Practice: A History of Forging the Future
Sacramento Lawyer
Sacramento Lawyer
January/February 2003
Creating the Current in California Water Law: Downey Brand's Kevin O'Brien
Sacramento Lawyer
California Real Property Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1-2
Winter-Spring 2002
Don't Forget the Water: A Water Due Diligence Primer for Real Property Transactions
California Real Property Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1-2
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
July 2002
Groundwater Management in California: The Sax Report and Beyond
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
July 2001
Is Water Ripe for the Taking? The SWRCB's Lower Yuba River Decision and the Public Trust Doctrine
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
October 2000
Property Rights Triumphant: Barstow v. Mojave Water Agency
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
San Francisco Recorder
September 15, 1999
Tough Talk for Smooth Operators: The SEC Plugs a Gap in GAAP, and Managers Must Adapt
San Francisco Recorder
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
February 1999
CalFed Issues Revised Phase II Report
California Water Law & Policy Reporter
National Law Journal
January 26, 1998
Falling from Grace: New Disclosure Obligations
National Law Journal
California Environmental Law & Regulation Reporter Co-Author
September 1994
From D-1485 to Delta Smelt:  A Description of the Controversy Surrounding the Bay-Delta Estuary
California Environmental Law & Regulation Reporter Co-Author

In the News

KVIE Studio Sacramento
May 5, 2017
What's the Risk and What's Being Done?
KVIE Studio Sacramento
Sacramento Business Journal
March 24, 2017
Meet Top Local Law Firm's New Chairman
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal
March 6, 2017
New Chairman Named at Sacramento's Largest Law Firm
Sacramento Business Journal
Cal Poly alumnus Stan Van Vleck one of six CEOs featured
Winter 2017
Lessons on Leadership: Alumni CEOs Share the Risks and Rewards of Running a Company
Cal Poly alumnus Stan Van Vleck one of six CEOs featured
Greenwire - Energy & Environmental Policy News
September 6, 2016
Easement at Reservoir at Heart of Dakota Access Fight
Greenwire - Energy & Environmental Policy News
National Review
July 29, 2016
Courageous AGs Weigh In On Side of Truth and Justice
National Review
Reno Gazette Journal
July 8, 2016
Burning Man Challenges BLM's $2.8M Bill for 2015 Event
Reno Gazette Journal
California Water News Daily
May 12, 2016
California Court Upholds Cadiz Water Project in Mojave Desert
California Water News Daily
Courthouse News Service
May 12, 2016
Court Clears Mojave Water Project's Hurdle
Courthouse News Service
Sacramento Business Journal
April 7, 2016
It's Not 'House of Cards,' But Local Leaders Will Grill Federal Lawmakers This Weekend
Sacramento Business Journal
California Water News Daily
March 22, 2016
Opponents to Cadiz Water Project Head to Court with Last Ditch Appeal
California Water News Daily
The Sacramento Bee
July 13, 2015
"Water Rights Ruling a Setback for California Drought Regulators"
The Sacramento Bee
Washington Post
May 15, 2015
A Fire Investigation That is Failing the Public
Washington Post
Daily Journal
April 20, 2015
Loggers Lose Bid to Toss $122 Million Settlement
Daily Journal
California Lawyer
April 01, 2015
Moonlight Fire Singes Prosecutors
California Lawyer
Sacramento Bee
March 16, 2015
Records Reveal Another Cal Fire Manager Drank on the Job
Sacramento Bee
USA Today
March 10, 2015
Prosecutors Protect Themselves First: Column
USA Today
The Sacramento Bee
March 1, 2015
"Central Valley, Delta Water Rights Under Scrutiny"
The Sacramento Bee
National Review
January 30, 2015
The Scandals of Justice
National Review
National Review
January 29, 2015
Will Miss Lynch Do the Unpleasant Parts of the Job?
National Review
Calaveras Enterprise
January 27, 2015
A Midstream View: The Misdeeds of Government
Calaveras Enterprise
Sacramento Bee
January 19, 2015
Opinion: Oversight Needed, But Rare Today
Sacramento Bee
Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal
January 9, 2015
"New Grads Upbeat About Jobs As The Market Improves"
Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal
Wall Street Journal
January 03, 2015
Prosecutors Burn Down the Law
Wall Street Journal
National Review
December 17, 2014
The Next Attorney General Should Make Sure This Never Happens Again
National Review
Washington Post
December 16, 2014
A Wildfire of Corruption
Washington Post
Washington Examiner
December 14, 2014
DOJ Wants Testimony Banned After Prosecutor Turns Whistleblower on Fire Case
Washington Examiner
Sacramento Business Journal
July 21, 2014
"Can You Finally Afford a Divorce?"
Sacramento Business Journal
The Sacramento Bee
July 16, 2014
"Mercury Cleaners Saved, Will Move Across 16th Street"
The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee
June 23, 2014
"Pain of California’s Water Shortage is Spreading"
The Sacramento Bee
Los Angeles Times
May 09, 2014
Judge Rejects Environmental Challenges to Mojave Groundwater Project
Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Register
May 05, 2014
Judge Sinks Lawsuits Against Cadiz Valley Water Project
The Orange County Register
Bloomberg News
April 17, 2014
"Detroit Seeks Creditor Votes With "Divide and Conquer"
Bloomberg News
The Sacramento Bee
February 2014
"Family Farms: How to pass on - or sell off - the family business"
The Sacramento Bee
Bloomberg News
July 15, 2013
"Detroit Creditors Get New Worry in Alabama Fee Ruling"
Bloomberg News
Bloomberg News
March 22, 2013
"Stockton Creditors Face Long Odds to End City Bankruptcy"
Bloomberg News
Bloomberg BNA. Reproduced with permission from Water Law & Policy Monitor (Mar. 13, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
March 13, 2013
"Legal Battles Over California Water Supplies Set to Escalate With Final Bay-Delta Plan"
Bloomberg BNA. Reproduced with permission from Water Law & Policy Monitor (Mar. 13, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Wall Street Journal
January 23, 2013
California Agency Burned by Discovery of Bank Account
Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Daily Journal
December 6, 2012
"Farmers fight in 9th Circuit over water during droughts"
San Francisco Daily Journal
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2012
Cadiz Water Project Faces Federal, Local Hurdles
Los Angeles Times
Sacramento Business Journal
July 27, 2012
"Sacramento Bankruptcy Filings Decline Dramatically"
Sacramento Business Journal
Western Water
May/June, 2012
"Levees and Flood Protection: A Shared Responsibility"
Western Water
Comstock's
January 2012
"How To: Evict a Tenant"
Comstock's
Dallas Morning News
September 30, 2011
"Estimate to repair Dallas' levees slides"
Dallas Morning News
Skagit Valley Herald
May 22, 2011
"Cities may boost funding for flood map appeal"
Skagit Valley Herald
Comstock's
May 2011
"Computing Litigation"
Comstock's
Skagit Valley Herald
March 1, 2011
"Engineer: Flood map appeal has 'good chance'"
Skagit Valley Herald
Sacramento Business Journal
October 15, 2010
"Hard times increase demand for local legal aid program"
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal
April 23, 2010
"Newsmaker: Bill Warne"
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal
April 23, 2010
"Litigation law firms"
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal
March 12, 2010
"Tsakopoulos denied damages in Rancho land deal"
Sacramento Business Journal
Comstock's
July, 2009
"Client-Colored Glasses"
Comstock's
Sacramento Business Journal
December 19, 2008
"Economic stress comes home as divorce rates begin climb"
Sacramento Business Journal
Appeal Democrat
March 21, 2008
"Levee project gains; hurdle remains"
Appeal Democrat
Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, The Daily Recorder
December 27, 2007
"Revamped Board Takes On Flood Control"
Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, The Daily Recorder
Sacramento Business Journal
December 7, 2007
"Famous test pilot fires off lawsuit over right to publicity"
Sacramento Business Journal
California Planning & Development Report and the Appeal-Democrat
December 2006 and February 27, 2007
"Plumas Lake: Deadly Deal May Save Lives" and "Learning As We Go"
California Planning & Development Report and the Appeal-Democrat
Appeal-Democrat
August 17, 2006 and July 20, 2006
"FEMA releases flood maps" and "Three Rivers oks builders' pact"
Appeal-Democrat
Appeal-Democrat
April 22, 2006
"Yuba edges levee wall"
Appeal-Democrat
Sacramento Bee
April 22, 2006
"Building limits in flood-prone area are lifted"
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Recorder
April 3, 2006
"Bill would spread blame in suits over flood damage"
San Francisco Recorder
Appeal-Democrat
December 20, 2005
"Levee relocation gets ok"
Appeal-Democrat
Sacramento Business Journal
August 19, 2005 and December 2, 2005
"Judge says local taxi trademark dispute can go to trial" and "U.S. Chamber sues state over law blocking unsolicited fax ads"
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal
August 19, 2005
"Judge says local taxi trademark dispute can go to trial"
Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Bee
February 10, 2005
"Volunteer Profile"
Sacramento Bee

Legal Alerts

Opens The Door For Using RCRA To Go After Dairies and Livestock Operations
January 29, 2015
Federal Court Decides Manure Can Be A Solid Waste
Opens The Door For Using RCRA To Go After Dairies and Livestock Operations
Environmental Law Update
July 2013
EPA Reduces the Regulatory Burden on Businesses Using Solvent Wipes
Environmental Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
July 2013
Agriculture Meets the Antidegradation Policy
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Employment Law Update
July 2013
Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Employee Retaliation Claims
Employment Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
May 13, 2013
United States Supreme Court Rules for Monsanto in Roundup Ready Patent Case
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Employment Law Update
May 2013
Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Beginning May 7, 2013
Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update
March 2013
New FMLA Regulations Require New Poster and Expand Military Leave Entitlements
Employment Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
February 2013
Napa/Sonoma Vineyard Waiver Indefinitely Delayed - Feb. 11, 2013
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Construction Law Update
January 2013
When a Private Project Isn't Really Private
Construction Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
January 2013
Comment Period Open for FDA Proposed Rules to Implement Food Safety Modernization Act
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
January 2013
OEHHA’s Cumulative Impacts Efforts Likely to Affect Agricultural Communities
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Downey Brand Food & Ag Law Update
January 2013
Four-Month Public Comment Period Officially Underway for FDA Proposed Rules to Implement Food Safety Modernization Act
Downey Brand Food & Ag Law Update
Construction Law Update
December 2012
Spoliation of Electronic Evidence in Construction Claims Process
Construction Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
November 2012
More Stringent Permit Likely After Court Strikes Down Discharge Permit in Central Valley
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Updates
November 2012
Is Tile Drainage Water Subject to Discharge Permitting and Enforcement Under the Clean Water Act?
Food & Agriculture Law Updates
Food & Agriculture Law Update
November 2012
Is Tile Drainage Water Subject to Discharge Permitting and Enforcement Under the Clean Water Act?
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
November 2012
More Stringent Permit Likely After Court Strikes Down Discharge Permit in Central Valley
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Food & Agriculture Law Update
October 2012
Court Rules on Goldfields Parties’ Definition of “Groundwater”
Food & Agriculture Law Update
Environmental Law Update
September 2012
Downey Brand Speaks to the Supreme Court on Stormwater Regulation
Environmental Law Update
Environmental Law Update
August 2012
New Closure Policy for Low-Threat Underground Storage Tanks Sites is Now Official
Environmental Law Update
Construction Law Update
July 2012
Prevailing Wages Don't Prevail in Charter Cities
Construction Law Update
Environmental Law Update
May 2012
Low-Threat Underground Storage Tank Case Closure Policy
Environmental Law Update
Construction Law Update
April 2012
Changes are Coming
Construction Law Update
Employment Law Update
April 2012
The Brinker Decision...at Long Last
Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update
April 2012
Court Enjoins NLRB Posting Requirement
Employment Law Update
Construction Law Update
January 2012
PACE promises to spur green energy retrofit projects
Construction Law Update
Employment Law Update
October 2011
Legal Updates on Independent Contractor Classification
Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update
October 2011
NLRB Delays Effective Date of Posting Requirements
Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update
October 2011
New Law Restricts Employer Use of Consumer Credit Reports for Background Checks
Employment Law Update
Construction Law Update
September 2011
DB Construction Law Update—Licensing Developments
Construction Law Update
Construction Law Update
August 2011
SWPPP Requirements Coming Online in September
Construction Law Update
Construction Law Update
July 2011
CSLB Enforcement Strategy Focuses on Prime Contractors
Construction Law Update
Construction Law Update
March 2011
Changes in Prompt Payment Penalties Catch Attention of Construction Industry
Construction Law Update
Environmental Law Update
April 2011
Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense – Buyers Be Careful
Environmental Law Update
Construction Law Update
October 2010
New Year Brings New Rules for Mechanic's Liens
Construction Law Update
Environmental Law Update
September 2010
Remodeler Training and Certification Required by September 30 for EPA's Lead Paint Rule
Environmental Law Update
Employment Law Update
July 2010
How Private is Your Employee's "Sexting?":  The Supreme Court Weighs In
Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update
July 2010
You Ask — We Answer
Employment Law Update
Real Estate Law Update
May 2010
Your  Purchase Agreement May be an Unenforceable Option
Real Estate Law Update
Real Estate Law Update
March 4, 2010
New Water Policy Legislation Not Just About Water; Imposes New Delta Land Use Regime
Real Estate Law Update
Real Estate Law Update
March 2, 2010
Taking Title To Foreclosed Property? Make Sure Your Leases Are Still In Effect
Real Estate Law Update

Press Releases

Two Named 2018 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”  
August 18, 2017
15 Attorneys from Downey Brand Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
Two Named 2018 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”  
First-year law student Arturo Reyes is the recipient
October 6, 2016
California Bar Foundation Selects Downey Brand Diversity Scholar for 2016
First-year law student Arturo Reyes is the recipient
A Blog Focusing on Environmental Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act
April 20, 2016
Announcing CEQA Chronicles
A Blog Focusing on Environmental Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act
The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s Charity Event Benefits River Oak Center for Children
March 18, 2016
Downey Brand Sponsors 24th Annual Broker of the Year Awards
The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s Charity Event Benefits River Oak Center for Children
Litigation Partner Janlynn Fleener is One of Six Featured Panelists
March 14, 2016
Downey Brand Hosts Sacramento’s Women in Leadership Symposium
Litigation Partner Janlynn Fleener is One of Six Featured Panelists
A Blog Focusing on California Trust and Estate Litigation
December 1, 2015
Announcing "Trust on Trial"
A Blog Focusing on California Trust and Estate Litigation
Firm Furthers its Bay Area Commitment with Expansion of San Francisco Office
November 2, 2015
Veteran Environmental Attorneys Kathryn Oehlschlager and Donald Sobelman Join Downey Brand
Firm Furthers its Bay Area Commitment with Expansion of San Francisco Office
Veteran Patent Prosecution Attorney Michael Ferrazano and 21 Others Join Downey Brand LLP
April 1, 2015
Downey Brand Launches Silicon Valley Office
Veteran Patent Prosecution Attorney Michael Ferrazano and 21 Others Join Downey Brand LLP
The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s Charity Event to Benefit Lilliput Children's Services
March 19, 2015
Downey Brand Sponsors the 23nd Annual Broker of the Year Awards
The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s Charity Event to Benefit Lilliput Children's Services
A Blog Focusing on Flood Risk and Floodplain Management
February 2015
Announcing "The Levee Was Dry"
A Blog Focusing on Flood Risk and Floodplain Management
Downey Brand Strengthens its Environmental Law Practice with the Return of Sophia B. Belloli
January 14, 2015
Sophia B. Belloli Rejoins Downey Brand
Downey Brand Strengthens its Environmental Law Practice with the Return of Sophia B. Belloli
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December 2014
Watch the Progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena Project - Live!
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Downey Brand Strengthens its Employment and Litigation Practices with the Return of Elizabeth B. Stallard
June 18, 2014
Elizabeth B. Stallard Rejoins Downey Brand
Downey Brand Strengthens its Employment and Litigation Practices with the Return of Elizabeth B. Stallard

Speaking Engagements / Events

The Seminar Group
November 17, 2017
Floodplain Development and Management in Northern California
The Seminar Group
Co-presenter, The Seminar Group's Seminar on Floodplain Development and Management in Northern California
November 17, 2017
NFIP Implementation in California
Co-presenter, The Seminar Group's Seminar on Floodplain Development and Management in Northern California
Presenter, The Seminar Group's Seminar on Floodplain Development and Management in Northern California
November 17, 2017
NFIP and Environmental Compliance
Presenter, The Seminar Group's Seminar on Floodplain Development and Management in Northern California
State Bar of California Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
November 3, 2017
Northcoast "Your Voice, Your Future" - Rivers, Tribes, Cannabis and Environmental Change
State Bar of California Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
Moderator, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
November 3, 2017
Evolving Role of State Law in the Protection of Streams and Surrounding Resources
Moderator, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
Panelist, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
November 3, 2017
AB 52 and a New Era in Tribal Engagement on Environmental Review and Regulation
Panelist, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
Moderator, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
November 3, 2017
Addressing Housing Issues in the Coastal Zone
Moderator, California State Bar Environmental Law Section MCLE Conference
Presenter, Law Seminars International 5th Annual Conference on Tribal Water Law in California
October 26-27, 2017
Too Much Water Too Fast: Conjunctive Management of Ground and Surface Water in Wet Periods
Presenter, Law Seminars International 5th Annual Conference on Tribal Water Law in California
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
October 17, 2017
CEQA Update 2017: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
October 17, 2017
CEQA Update 2017: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review
Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
October 17, 2017
CEQA Update 2017: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition's 5th Annual CEQA Update
Presenter, HalfMoon Education Seminar on California Water Laws, Regulations and Recent Developments
October 3, 2017
Groundwater Rights: Management, Regulation, and Exercise
Presenter, HalfMoon Education Seminar on California Water Laws, Regulations and Recent Developments
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition Annual Energy and Water Nexus
September 22, 2017
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Update
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition Annual Energy and Water Nexus
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Luncheon
September 19, 2017
New Regulations Governing Transgender Identity and Expression in the Workplace
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Luncheon
Co-presenter, Mapistry's Industrial Stormwater Summit
September 14, 2017
Preventing, Negotiating and Understanding Lawsuits
Co-presenter, Mapistry's Industrial Stormwater Summit
Presenter, NCWA Groundwater Task Force
September 2017
Navigating the Prop. 218 Minefield
Presenter, NCWA Groundwater Task Force
Moderator, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
August 15, 2017
Development in the Coastal Zone in an Era of Rising Seas
Moderator, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
Co-presenter, Crocker Art Museum Estate Planning Seminar
August 3, 2017
New Digital Assets Law and Potential New Tax Law Changes
Co-presenter, Crocker Art Museum Estate Planning Seminar
Co-presenter, CalPERS Employment Law Presentation
July 10, 2017
Mental Health & The Workplace
Co-presenter, CalPERS Employment Law Presentation
Panelist, 2nd Annual Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium
June 29, 2017
The Local View: The Beat Goes On
Panelist, 2nd Annual Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium
Presented by the Agribusiness Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section
June 13, 2017
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: Science, Policy & Law
Presented by the Agribusiness Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section
Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 12-13, 2017
California's Water Law, Policy and Regulation: Coping with Drought, Floods and the New Federal Administration
Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 12, 2017
A Local Perspective on Aging Flood Control Infrastructure
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 12, 2017
California WaterFix: An Adventure in Administrative Law
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 12-13, 2017
California's Water Law, Policy and Regulation: Coping with Drought, Floods and the New Federal Administration
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 12, 2017
Financing SMGA Implementation: Navigating the Prop. 218 Minefield
Presenter, Argent Communications 32nd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Speaker, Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento
2017
Heir Turbulence Ahead - Collecting Bequests Amidst Family Conduct
Speaker, Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento
Co-presenter, The Produce Packaging Seminar
May 31, 2017; June 7, 2017; June 20, 2017
Stay Fresh with the Latest Information on Packaging Law and Design
Co-presenter, The Produce Packaging Seminar
Moderator, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) 2017 State Conference
May 20, 2017
Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Adaptation: Lessons From the Bay Area
Moderator, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) 2017 State Conference
Presenter, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) 2017 State Conference
May 19, 2017
Biological Resources Sections Dissected
Presenter, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) 2017 State Conference
Panelist, ACWA 2017 Spring Conference
May 9-12, 2017
Public Trust Implementation on Water Rights: Mono Lake and Beyond
Panelist, ACWA 2017 Spring Conference
Co-presenter, ACWA 2017 Spring Conference
May 11, 2017
Conduct and Ethics Training for Water Agency Officials: A Primer on AB 1234
Co-presenter, ACWA 2017 Spring Conference
Presenter, County Counsels’ Association of California Spring 2017 Land Use Conference
May 5, 2017
The Public Trust Doctrine: Evolving Role in Land Use and Environmental Decision Making
Presenter, County Counsels’ Association of California Spring 2017 Land Use Conference
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
April 21, 2017
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
Presenter, Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council's Luncheon
April 21, 2017
Legal Update for Employers
Presenter, Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council's Luncheon
Speaker
April 12, 2017
Sacramento Women in Leadership Symposium
Speaker
Mentor
April 3, 2017
Bizwomen Mentoring Monday
Mentor
Lecturer, Families for Early Autism Treatment
March 15, 2017
Divorce and Beyond: Constructing a Workable Estate Plan for Children with Special Needs
Lecturer, Families for Early Autism Treatment
Panelist, McGeorge Water Law Symposium - The SWRCB Turns 50
March 11, 2017
Water Quality & Allocation: SWRCB Overview & The Delta Water Quality Control Plan
Panelist, McGeorge Water Law Symposium - The SWRCB Turns 50
The Capital Region Family Business Center
2017
Divorce, Family Law Issues, and Family Business
The Capital Region Family Business Center
Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
February 2017
New Year, New Challenges: 2017 Annual Employment Law Briefing
Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
Presenter, CLE International Western Water Law Conference: Doctrine & Practice - Drought & Deals
February 9-10, 2017
Cal WaterFix and Proposed Delta Tunnels
Presenter, CLE International Western Water Law Conference: Doctrine & Practice - Drought & Deals
Panelist, Urban Water Institute's Spring Water Conference
February 8-10, 2017
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Update
Panelist, Urban Water Institute's Spring Water Conference
Presenter, Water Education Foundation Water 101 Workshop
February 2-3, 2017
Legal and Institutional Management Framework
Presenter, Water Education Foundation Water 101 Workshop
Presenter, Yuba Sutter County Bar Association
February 2017
Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace: Waltzing Your Way to a Reasonable Accommodation
Presenter, Yuba Sutter County Bar Association
Panelist, 13th Annual California Water Law Symposium
January 21, 2017
Cal WaterFix Change Petition
Panelist, 13th Annual California Water Law Symposium
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
November 10, 2016
Protecting Intellectual Property
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
Presenter, CalCIMA 2016 Education Conference
November 8, 2016
Preparing for Sustainable Groundwater Management: Recharging Groundwater from a Water Rights Perspective
Presenter, CalCIMA 2016 Education Conference
Presenter, Building Opportunity Conference
November 2, 2016
Legal Updates in the Construction Industry
Presenter, Building Opportunity Conference
Moderator, 25th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®
October 22, 2016
Legal Issues in National Park Management
Moderator, 25th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition
October 5, 2016
CEQA Update 2016
Moderator, Bay Planning Coalition
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
October 5, 2016
CEQA Update 2016
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
Presenter, Storm Water Awareness Week Webcasts
September 28-29, 2016
What To Know For The Next Wet Season And Beyond
Presenter, Storm Water Awareness Week Webcasts
Lecturer, Sacramento County Law Library
September 27, 2016
Divorce, Custody & Support: Constructing a Workable Parenting Plan for Children with Special Needs
Lecturer, Sacramento County Law Library
Co-presenter, ACWA 2016 CLE Conference
September 15-16, 2016
CEQA Litigation Update
Co-presenter, ACWA 2016 CLE Conference
Presenter, Law Seminars International Hydrology and the Law Seminar
September 15, 2016
The Transition from Drought to Too Much Water Too Fast: Weather Forecasts and Reservoir Management
Presenter, Law Seminars International Hydrology and the Law Seminar
Presenter, Law Seminars International Hydrology and the Law Seminar
September 15, 2016
Delta Issues: California WaterFix Aquatic Science
Presenter, Law Seminars International Hydrology and the Law Seminar
Law Seminars International
September 15, 2016
Hydrology and the Law
Law Seminars International
Co-Chair, Law Seminars International
September 15, 2016
Hydrology and the Law
Co-Chair, Law Seminars International
Presenter, ACC Sacramento Chapter Luncheon
September 15, 2016
Managing Cybersecurity Risks
Presenter, ACC Sacramento Chapter Luncheon
Co-presenter, ACWA 2016 CLE Conference
September 15-16, 2016
Ethical Considerations for Water Agency Attorneys in SGMA's Brave New World
Co-presenter, ACWA 2016 CLE Conference
Moderator, Floodplain Management Association Annual Conference
September 2016
Federal Flood Control Issues 2016 Update: A Legal Perspective
Moderator, Floodplain Management Association Annual Conference
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
August 31, 2016
ADA Compliance: What Every Business Needs to Know
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
Co-presenter, National Business Institute
August 16, 2016
Water Rights in California
Co-presenter, National Business Institute
Presenter, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) 2016 Annual Meeting
August 2016
Current Legal Issues in Flood, Flood Plain, and Water Quality Management
Presenter, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) 2016 Annual Meeting
Presenter, Oregon Levee Workshop in Portland, OR
August 2016
Levee Accreditation 101 – A Primer for Oregon Levee Agencies
Presenter, Oregon Levee Workshop in Portland, OR
Presenter, Western Regional Legal Writing Conference
August 2016
The New Mosaic: Professional Identity Development for Diverse Students
Presenter, Western Regional Legal Writing Conference
Presenter, 2016 Moss Adams Credit Union Conference
July 22, 2016
Legal Update: Hot Legal Issues Impacting Credit Unions in California
Presenter, 2016 Moss Adams Credit Union Conference
Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13-14, 2016
California's Water Law, Policy and Regulation: Coping with the Challenges of Unpredictable Supply
Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13, 2016
Establishing the Limits of State Water Board Authority During Droughts: Overview of SWRCB Actions During the Recent Drought
Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13-14, 2016
Water Law Litigation and Adjudication Update: Public Trust Doctrine Boundaries for Groundwater and Related Resources
Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13-14, 2016
California's Water Law, Policy and Regulation: Coping with the Challenges of Unpredictable Supply
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 31st Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
May 25, 2016
California Business Owners Subject to New Employment Regulations
Co-presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
May 25, 2016
Groundwater Law and Hydrology
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
Moderator/Co-presenter, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
May 25, 2016
AB 52, Tribal Cultural Resources, and CEQA
Moderator/Co-presenter, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
Joint Presentation with Moss Adams, Precision Public Relations and Wells Fargo Insurance
May 20, 2016
Cybersecurity for Your Business
Joint Presentation with Moss Adams, Precision Public Relations and Wells Fargo Insurance
Presenter, League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference
May 4-6, 2016
Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update
Presenter, League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
April 27, 2016
Construction Law 101: Covering the Basics
Presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
Panelist, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
April 26, 2016
Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Groundwater?
Panelist, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
Co-presenter, Tchobanoglous Water Lecture
April 7, 2016
Use of Recycled Oil Field Wastewater for Irrigation of Food Crops
Co-presenter, Tchobanoglous Water Lecture
Presenter, California Grocers Association Webinar
April 6, 2016
Grocery Compliance Toolkit: American With Disabilities Act
Presenter, California Grocers Association Webinar
Presenter, Sacramento Association of Realtors Lunch & Learn
April 6, 2016
Basic Contracts: Sales, Leases, etc.
Presenter, Sacramento Association of Realtors Lunch & Learn
Moderator, Celebrate Putah Creek Conference
April 3, 2016
History of Monticello Dam
Moderator, Celebrate Putah Creek Conference
Co-presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
March 30, 2016
2016 Employment Law Briefing
Co-presenter, Metro Chamber 2016 Seminar Series
Panelist, Water Education Foundation 33rd Annual Executive Briefing
March 17, 2016
One Year Later: Implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Panelist, Water Education Foundation 33rd Annual Executive Briefing
Presenter, California Grocers Association
March 2016
Grocery Compliance Toolkit: American With Disabilities Act
Presenter, California Grocers Association
Speaker, Sacramento Women in Leadership Symposium
March 10, 2016
Positioning Yourself for the Next Big Opportunity
Speaker, Sacramento Women in Leadership Symposium
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association Business Law Section
March 9, 2016
Employment Issues for Startups and Early Stage Companies
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association Business Law Section
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
February 2016
A New Year Means New Challenges: 2016 Annual Employment Law Briefing
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
Co-presenter, Municipal Law Institute 2016 Symposium
February 5, 2016
Navigating the Labyrinth: What Public Agency Attorneys Need to Know About Water Rights and Drought
Co-presenter, Municipal Law Institute 2016 Symposium
Presenter, ACWA Water Quality Committee Meeting
February 2016
The Battle Over Chronic Toxicity Testing
Presenter, ACWA Water Quality Committee Meeting
Presenter, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
2016
Introduction to Corporate Governance
Presenter, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
Presenter, CalCIMA 2015 Education Conference
November 15-18, 2015
Recent Developments in the Regulation of Streams and Surrounding Resources
Presenter, CalCIMA 2015 Education Conference
Presenter, California Grocers Association Webinar
November 4, 2015
Dealing with Unwanted Solicitors
Presenter, California Grocers Association Webinar
Co-presenter, Neurotech Leaders 2015 Forum
November 2015
The Market for Neuro Assessment Systems
Co-presenter, Neurotech Leaders 2015 Forum
Presenter, Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the Appraisal Institute 2015 Lake Tahoe Conference
October 22-23, 2015
Rights and Limitations on Groundwater
Presenter, Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the Appraisal Institute 2015 Lake Tahoe Conference
Co-presenter, Velocity Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Panel
October 20, 2015
Igniting Momentum a Startup Primer
Co-presenter, Velocity Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Panel
Co-presenter, ACC Sacramento Chapter Luncheon
October 15, 2015
Mental Health and the Workplace
Co-presenter, ACC Sacramento Chapter Luncheon
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
October 6, 2015
CEQA Update 2015
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
Panelist, Sacramento Metro Chamber, Perspectives on Agriculture, Food & Water Symposium
September 25, 2015
Water Use
Panelist, Sacramento Metro Chamber, Perspectives on Agriculture, Food & Water Symposium
Sacramento Metro Chamber 3rd Annual Symposium
September 25, 2015
Perspectives on Agriculture, Food & Water
Sacramento Metro Chamber 3rd Annual Symposium
Co-Chair, Sacramento Metro Chamber 3rd Annual Symposium
September 25, 2015
Perspectives on Agriculture, Food & Water
Co-Chair, Sacramento Metro Chamber 3rd Annual Symposium
Co-presenter, ACWA Annual CLE Workshop
September 10-11, 2015
CEQA Litigation Update, Hot Topics and Trends
Co-presenter, ACWA Annual CLE Workshop
Speaker, Floodplain Management Association 2015 Annual Conference, Indian Wells
September 10, 2015
Flood Control and Cultural Resources: Legal and Regulatory Consideration
Speaker, Floodplain Management Association 2015 Annual Conference, Indian Wells
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
September - October 2015
Sustainable Groundwater Management Specialization Program
Co-instructor, UC Davis Extension
Presenter,  National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) 2015 Annual Meeting
August 2015
Federal Legal Flood Update
Presenter,  National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) 2015 Annual Meeting
Co-presenter, Velocity Venture Capital Entrepreneurial Drive
July 27, 2015
Igniting Momentum a Startup Primer
Co-presenter, Velocity Venture Capital Entrepreneurial Drive
Presenter, Northern California County Counsels' Association Conference
July 23, 2015
Mental Health and the Workplace
Presenter, Northern California County Counsels' Association Conference
Panelist, The Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
July 14, 2015
Drought and State Intervention; Managing Groundwater in a New Era
Panelist, The Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section
Co-presenter, The State Bar of California, Agricultural Law Conference
June 25, 2015
Trends in Legislation and Constitutional Challenges
Co-presenter, The State Bar of California, Agricultural Law Conference
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
June 18, 2015
Mid-Year Employer Update: Mental Health and the Workplace
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
Presenter, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 15, 2015
Refining the SWRCB’s Drought Response in 2015: Curtailments and Conservation - Emergency Rulemaking as a Response to Drought
Presenter, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 15-16, 2015
The Long and Winding Road: Litigation over Biological Opinions for Delta Operations - The BiOps through the Courts
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 15-16, 2015
It's Official.  The Drought Continues
Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Moderator, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 16, 2015
The Salton Sea and QSA Developments
Moderator, Argent Communications 30th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, ABA Annual Water Law Conference, Denver
June 4-5, 2015
Water Markets and Water Transfers: Critical Water Management Strategies
Presenter, ABA Annual Water Law Conference, Denver
Storm Water Management: The New Industrial & Municipal Regulations
May 27, 2015
Bay Planning Coalition Expert Briefing
Storm Water Management: The New Industrial & Municipal Regulations
"Insolvency 101: Evaluating An Insolvent Entity And Rehabilitation Strategies"
May 15-17, 2015
California Bankruptcy Forum 27th Annual Insolvency Conference
"Insolvency 101: Evaluating An Insolvent Entity And Rehabilitation Strategies"
Panelist, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
May 15, 2015
Local Groundwater Ordinances and Other Management Actions
Panelist, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
Presenter, Association of California Water Agencies Spring 2015 Conference
May 6, 2015
Groundwater Adjudications in the Age of Sustainable Groundwater Management
Presenter, Association of California Water Agencies Spring 2015 Conference
Presenter, League of California Cities, 2015 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference
May 6, 2015
CEQA and Land Use Litigation Update
Presenter, League of California Cities, 2015 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference
“Receivers Operating In Bankruptcy”
April 30, 2015
California Receivers Forum, Sacramento Valley Chapter
“Receivers Operating In Bankruptcy”
Industry Presentation
April 2015
Introduction to California Water Law and Water Right Valuation Issues
Industry Presentation
Presenter, Fire Districts Association of California Annual Conference
April 9, 2015
Social Media and Mobile Devices: Legal Hotspots and How to Avoid Them
Presenter, Fire Districts Association of California Annual Conference
Presenter, California Central Valley Flood Control Association (CCVFCA) Annual Flood Forum
March 18, 2015
All Systems Flow: Bypasses Clear & Ready
Presenter, California Central Valley Flood Control Association (CCVFCA) Annual Flood Forum
Presenter, California Land Use Law & Policy Second Annual Conference
March 9-10, 2015
California's Wetland Area Protection Policy, An Update on the State's Permitting Regime
Presenter, California Land Use Law & Policy Second Annual Conference
Presenter, California Land Use Law & Policy Conference
March 9-10, 2015
The Impact of Water Right Curtailments on Land Use Development
Presenter, California Land Use Law & Policy Conference
ARE 145 Guest Lecturer, UC Davis
February 2015
Water Rights 101
ARE 145 Guest Lecturer, UC Davis
“Flood Control in the Central Valley”
January 29, 2015
California Water Laws and Regulations Conference
“Flood Control in the Central Valley”
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
January 2015
Are you ready for 2015?  Many New Laws Will Affect California Employers  
Co-presenter, Downey Brand Employment Law Seminar
“Advancements and Challenges in Agricultural Water Use Efficiency since 2009”
January 24, 2015
11th Annual California Water Law Symposium
“Advancements and Challenges in Agricultural Water Use Efficiency since 2009”
“How to be a successful Leader”
January 2015
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo;
“How to be a successful Leader”
Food and Agriculture Event
January 2015
Sacramento Metro Chamber
Food and Agriculture Event
Presenter
2015
Effect of Williamson v. Citrix on Software Patents
Presenter
Presenter, SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court
2015
Patent Litigation: Legal Ethics
Presenter, SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court
Presenter, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
2015
Shareholder Proposals in 2015 and Beyond
Presenter, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
Panelist, Mono Lake at 20: Past Present and Future Symposium
November 17, 2014
Implications of Changes Since 1994 in California's Water Rights System
Panelist, Mono Lake at 20: Past Present and Future Symposium
Presenter, Southern California County Counsel Association Annual Meeting
November 6, 2014
Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in California
Presenter, Southern California County Counsel Association Annual Meeting
Panelist, CLE International’s 22nd Annual Water Law Conference
November 3, 2014
California Considers Regulation of Groundwater
Panelist, CLE International’s 22nd Annual Water Law Conference
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
October 29, 2014
CEQA Update 2014
Panelist, Bay Planning Coalition
Presenter, ACWA Region 5 Fall Conference
October 20, 2014
Water Supply Reliability: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Headed
Presenter, ACWA Region 5 Fall Conference
Panelist, Law Seminars International: Hydrology and the Law
October 7, 2014
The Role of Science in the Resolution of Legal Issues for Water Quality and Damages Issues
Panelist, Law Seminars International: Hydrology and the Law
Panelist, Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 20, 2014
Cadiz Valley Groundwater: The Search for New Supplies and Storage in the Desert
Panelist, Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 19-20, 2014
California Water 2014: The Difficult Task of Prioritizing Competing Interests During the Drought and Beyond
Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 19-20, 2014
The Status of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan: The Sacramento Valley Perspective
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 29th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, American Bar Association's 32nd Annual Water Law Conference
June 5, 2014
Water Basins in Crisis: The Role of the Federal Government in Basin-Wide Water Management
Presenter, American Bar Association's 32nd Annual Water Law Conference
Presenter, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
May 20, 2014
Management or Madness: Regulatory Frameworks for Groundwater
Presenter, American Ground Water Trust, Annual California Groundwater Law Conference
Presenter, County Counsels’ Association of California
May 2, 2014
Water Supply Assessments and County Administration of Groundwater
Presenter, County Counsels’ Association of California
Panelist, University of Denver Water Law Review Symposium: The California Water Plan
April 18, 2014
Water Plans in Colorado and Elsewhere
Panelist, University of Denver Water Law Review Symposium: The California Water Plan
Presenter, Groundwater Resources Association of California and USCID Water Management Conference
March 6, 2014
Down the Rabbit Hole: California’s Alice-in-Wonderland World of Subterranean Streams
Presenter, Groundwater Resources Association of California and USCID Water Management Conference
Speaker
March 2014
"CEQA and Cultural Resources: Current Issues," Sacramento Bar Association Environmental Section Luncheon
Speaker
Presenter , CalCPA Sacramento Chapter Real Estate Conference
2014
After the Fiscal Cliff: Estate Planning for Real Estate
Presenter , CalCPA Sacramento Chapter Real Estate Conference
Presenter, Pauline Newman IP Inn of Court
2014
ITC § 337 Litigation
Presenter, Pauline Newman IP Inn of Court
Moderator, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
2014
Governance Regulations Under Dodd-Frank
Moderator, ABA Continuing Education of the Bar
Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, Toxic Tort Session
December 2013
“Vapor Intrusion at a Former Dry Cleaning Site,”
Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, Toxic Tort Session
co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Public Agency Roundtable
November 2013
“Stormwater:  What You Need to Know to Survive Winter,”
co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Public Agency Roundtable
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
October 29, 2013
Keeping the Family Farm in the Family - Part 3
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
Presenter, League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference
September 19, 2013
CEQA Reform and Litigation
Presenter, League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
May 16, 2013
Keeping the Family Farm in the Family - Part 2
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
Co-presenter, The State Bar of California, Agricultural Law Conference
April 24, 2013
Groundwater Nitrates Workshop
Co-presenter, The State Bar of California, Agricultural Law Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 23, 2013
Nitrates in Groundwater - The New Water Quality Battleground
Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 23, 2013
CEQA Reform and Water Law
Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 22, 2013
Principles of California Groundwater Law
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 22-23, 2013
California Water 2013: Negotiating the Legal and Regulatory Changes Affecting Water Use
Argent Communications 28th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
American Inns of Court - Bruce R. Thompson Chapter CLE seminar
April 2013
Co-Presenter, “Settlement Strategies,”
American Inns of Court - Bruce R. Thompson Chapter CLE seminar
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
March 28, 2013
Keeping the Family Farm in the Family - Part 1
Downey Brand and Westmark Group Program
Panelist, University of California, Davis School of Law
2013
JOBS Act and Private Offerings
Panelist, University of California, Davis School of Law
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 19-20, 2012
California Water 2012: The Impacts of Recent Litigation and Regulation on Water Law Principles and Practice
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 19, 2012
The Future of Floodplain Management in California: The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 27h Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 19, 2012
Implications of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority v. U.S. Department of the Interior
Presenter, Argent Communications 27h Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 19, 2012
Prop 218 Update: How's That Noose Feeling Now?
Presenter, Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 19-20, 2012
California Water 2012: The Impacts of Recent Litigation and Regulation on Water Law Principles and Practice
Argent Communications 27th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Association of Corporate Counsel – Nevada Chapter CLE seminar
March 2012
Co-Presenter, Navigating Expectations of Privacy in a Social Media World
Association of Corporate Counsel – Nevada Chapter CLE seminar
Presenter, Pauline Newman IP Inn of Court
2012
AIA: Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review
Presenter, Pauline Newman IP Inn of Court
Panelist, Drexel University
2012
Regional Opportunities Under the JOBS Act
Panelist, Drexel University
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 14, 2011
The San Ynez Reconsultation with NMFS
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13-14, 2011
Transforming California's Water Picture: Administrative, Legal and Policy Changes and Challenges
Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13, 2011
Analysis of Recent Public Policy Institute of California Report
Argent Communications 26th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 26h Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
June 13, 2011
Area of Origin Protection: TCCA v. U.S.
Presenter, Argent Communications 26h Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Panelist, ABA Webinar
2011
The Governance Game Changer: Dealing with Dodd-Frank
Panelist, ABA Webinar
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association
2011
Giving Capital a Voice in Capitalism
Presenter, Sacramento County Bar Association
Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law and Policy Conference
April 22-23, 2010
California’s Changing Water Picture: Governance, Water Supply, Flood Control, and Climate Change Adaptation
Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law and Policy Conference
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law and Policy Conference
April 22-23, 2010
Like Slogging Through Mud: The Challenges of Implementing a Flood Protection Project in 2010
Co-Chair and Presenter, Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law and Policy Conference
Presenter, Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
April 22, 2010
Water Users Impacts: Upstream, In-Delta and Export
Presenter, Argent Communications 25th Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference
Panelist, University of California, Davis School of Law
2010
Technology Transactions in the Post-Financial Crisis Economy
Panelist, University of California, Davis School of Law
Presenter, UC Santa Cruz Extension
2009
Patent Concepts of Medical Device Design
Presenter, UC Santa Cruz Extension
Presenter, St. Mary's College, Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism
2009
Institutional Investors, Risk/Return and Corporate Governance Failures
Presenter, St. Mary's College, Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism
Co-presenter, California Continuing Education of the Bar
2008
Hot Topics in Attorney-Client and Work Product Privilege
Co-presenter, California Continuing Education of the Bar
Speaker, Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
2005
Policy and Practical Issues Regarding Option Expensing
Speaker, Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law
2002
Mergers and Acquisitions
Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law
Panelist, CEB Annual Program
2000-2005
Recent Developments in California Law
Panelist, CEB Annual Program
Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis School of Management (multiple occasions)
Venture Capital Financings
Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis School of Management (multiple occasions)

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