Class Notes for 2000 - 2009

Submissions from

September 2014 - December 2015


David M. deRubertis was lead trial counsel in the largest ever Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation verdict case, Zulfer v. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (verdict in March 2014).


Caroline R. Djang was elevated to partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service business law firm.  Djang is co-chair of the Corporate Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Group and a member of Rutan's Business Litigation Department.

 John W. Kim has joined the law firm of Lim, Ruger & Kim LLP, as a partner where he will continue in the areas of creditor rights, bankruptcy and business litigation.  


Jeffrey N. Labovitch joined the Chicago, IL law firm of Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP as senior counsel.

Trevor Stockinger launched the firm Kesselman, Brantly & Stockinger LLP, specializing in antitrust and business litigation.


Pankit Doshi was elected partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP in San Francisco. Pankit's specialty is litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment defense.


Staci Jennifer Riordan has joined the IP Counseling and Transactions practice of Nixon Peabody in Los Angeles as a partner leading the fashion law team.


Kristen Nesbit was named partner at Fisher & Phillips L.A., where her practice focuses on employment litigation and client counseling. Nesbit was recognized in 2013 by Lawyers of Color Inc. on their “Hot List” for minority attorneys under 40 in the Western Region.

Amy Siegel was named partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she is a member of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice in the Century City office. 


Anthony J. (Tony) Ippolito was named partner at the Orange County law firm of Snell & Wilmer, effective January 1, 2015.  Ippolito advises companies and their owners in business transactions and securities law matters. He was also named a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine for 2013 and 2014.

Katherine Macfarlane will be joining the faculty at the University of Idaho College of Law this fall as an Associate Professor of Law, teaching Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law.

Alex Mircheff has been elected to partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  Mircheff focuses his practice on securities and appellate litigation. 

Shannon C. Treviño has been elected to the role of counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP in the Corporate Department.  She primarily advises public companies on corporate, securities and governance matters.


Michael Galey was promoted to partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP in Philadelphia , effective on January 1, 2015.


Trial Lawyer of the Year 
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) (2014)

California Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law 
(CLAY Award) (2014)

Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law - Individuals
(Los Angeles) (2014)
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