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{ class notes } recently 78 named by Variety as one Bruce writes: “It was an marcy railsback has also been volunteering of its “Game-Changing enlightening process, represented the plaintiff in in the KAIROS Prison Attorneys” in 2012. Steve especially trying to find Robyn Frankel v. Palo Alto Ministry in San Quentin has brokered deals on solutions for which there is Foundation Medical Group, since 1989. “KAIROS behalf of A. Smith & Co. no funding. Deborah and I Inc., a medical malpractice provides an ecumenical, Productions for more than will become grandparents action. In March, the jury three-day spiritual retreat 1,500 hours of hit shows. He this year and are very much found for the plaintiff, who for inmates, which gives negotiated the acquisition of looking forward to that joy.” was awarded $22 million— them hope and, if they are the company by the U.K.’s ~ marcia green retired the largest such award in released, drastically reduces Tinopolis Group, resulting from the Pueblo of Laguna the history of Santa Clara the rate of recidivism,” in CEO Arthur Smith Tribal Court as presiding County. Patrick says. assuming a board seat at the judge in 2004 after five assists Lionsgate Television a wonderful experience,” writes 76 practiced insurance has 75ckeratephensPeter Chalfantthat he is “still workingyears on the bench. “It was parent company. Steve also in building its unscripted she writes. “Having served division and provides Laguna as general counsel as a road warrior for defense law, with a focus strategic and legal advice to for many years, I was Anritsu Corp. (billion- on products liability, at Twitter in groundbreaking familiar with the culture dollar Japanese company Acker & Whipple in new deals for entertainment as well as having drafted in the telecommunications Los Angeles since 1988. content creation. many of its laws and industry) as VP, He writes, “My wife, appellate opinions. I left ’s firm, 79 position as adviser to the of my time is spent doing adult children and anDebbie, and I have fourInternational Ops. Mostonly because I was recruitedfor a very challenging bruce r. Pfaff business in the major cities 11-year-old still at home Chicago-based Pfaff & of Europe and Asia.” ~ Still whose Little League chair of the Seminole Gill, continues to represent in solo practice, Patrick Hall games we enjoy.” ~ Joel Tribe of Florida, which I those injured or killed r. (Jake) rubin practices completed a year ago. After by wrongful conduct family law in Sonoma 30 years, I have returned throughout Illinois. In County. He is involved to California to be closer 2011, Bruce chaired a with the Collaborative to family and am now committee appointed Council of the Redwood working with the Soboba by the Illinois Supreme Empire and teaches Band of Luiseño Indians in Court on e-business to both the community Southern California on a develop policies and rules property course and the court development project.” for statewide e-filing, contemplative practices e-service, and e-document and legal practice course management in the courts. at Empire College School Joel R. (Jake) Rubin ‘75 of Law. UC HaSTINGS 47


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