Arabelle Lou Arancel Aportadera-Torres

Arabelle Lou Arancel Aportadera-Torres: Attorney with R.J. Ryan Law, APC

Biography

Arabelle's background is in civil litigation with emphasis in the areas of products liability, life sciences, and asbestos litigation. She handles all aspects of the litigation, from the answer or demurrer to the drafting and analysis of discovery to the drafting and arguing of dispositive motions and trial support.

In the area of products liability, the primary focus of Arabelle's practice is the representation of manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics in a broad range of product liability claims, as well as other complex litigation matters in both the state and federal levels. For example, she has participated in multi-district litigation involving contact lens solution and multi-party product liability litigation involving pain pumps and cold therapy devices.

In the area of asbestos litigation, Arabelle has represented a wide variety of companies brought into asbestos personal injury and wrongful death cases in California and under the federal Multi-District Litigation courts. She has developed substantial expertise in the management of mass torts and actively participates in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, plaintiff, percipient and expert witness depositions, dispositive motions and other pre-trial motions, and trial preparation.

Arabelle is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is familiar with the mounting privacy and data security challenges that confront companies, healthcare providers, and various healthcare and financial companies. She is involved in evaluating risks and developing policies, strategies, and tools to meet compliance needs. She also has experience in electronic records management, from assessing a company's document retention program to navigating court rules and decisions regarding the production of electronically stored information (ESI). Her e-discovery experience extends not only to helping clients meet their obligations to preserve and produce electronic materials, but also to come up with a defensible and reasonable e-discovery plan that is cost-effective for the client.

Arabelle has an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center where her course of study included international business transactions, international negotiations, and intellectual property law. She obtained her J.D. from one of the top law schools in the Philippines and was a member of the Law Journal in her junior and senior years.

Before joining MPP, Arabelle worked as an associate at a plaintiff's firm where she was involved in all aspects of civil litigation, and gained experience in family and employment law. Prior to that, she worked as a corporate attorney in Manila and clerked at the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Articles

6/13/2014

Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues New Privacy Guide
On May 21, 2014, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued a new privacy guide, Making Your Privacy Practices Public, to address the recent updates to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). The guide addresses the January 1, 2014 amendment to CalOPPA addressing how businesses address online tracking by disclosing how their website responds to “Do Not Track” signals or similar mechanisms. The guide also addresses CalOppa's requirement that businesses state in their privacy policies whether third parties can collect personal information about the consumers who use their site. The Attorney General's new privacy guide lays out many useful recommendations and provides detailed guidelines regarding developing a business' privacy practices with the main thrust being on readability of the policies. The guide encourages businesses to use a format for their privacy policies that is easy to read, including clearly labeling the section of the policy that describes a business' tracking policy.

5/22/2013

Email Alert - Ninth Circuit Holds Medicare Part C Plans Do Not Have a Right of Recovery Under Federal Statute

On April 19, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, in Parra v. PacifiCare of Arizona, No. 11-16069, that a Medicare Part C Plan did not have the right, under the federal Medicare Act, to pursue a reimbursement claim against wrongful death proceeds paid to surviving family members.

8/9/2012

Email Alert - CA Supreme Court Reaffirms Work Product Doctrine for Witness Statements & Witness Identities

On June 25, 2012, the California Supreme Court reversed and remanded an appellate court decision (Coito v. Superior Court, 182 Cal.App.4th 758 (2010)) that had held attorney-recorded witness statements were not protected by the work product privilege under California Code of Civil Procedure section 2018.030.

In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court in Coito v. Superior Court (2012) held that qualified work product protection applies to all witness statements obtained through an attorney-conducted interview and may be entitled to absolute protection upon a proper showing. As to the identity of witnesses from whom counsel has obtained a written or recorded statement, the Supreme Court held that this information is not automatically entitled as a matter of law to absolute or qualified work product privilege, but may be upon proper showing by counsel.

6/7/2012

Email Alert - California Appellate Court Holds Premises Defendants Not Liable Under Bystander Asbestos Exposure Claim

The landscape regarding bystander asbestos exposure is about to change, with the most recent California Appellate Court opinion holding that premises defendants cannot be found liable under a bystander asbestos exposure claim. On May 21, 2012, the Court of Appeal of the Second Appellate District of California in Campbell v. Ford Motor Company held that an employer has no duty to protect family members of employees from secondhand exposure to asbestos used during the course of the employer's business.

2/2/2012

Email Alert - Replacement Parts Doctrine Upheld in California Asbestos Case

After years of ambiguity and debate, the California Supreme Court has now clearly recognized the Replacement Parts Doctrine in a unanimous decision that reversed a Court of Appeal opinion that would have allowed manufacturers to be held liable for injuries caused by products that they did not manufacture, sell, or distribute.

Speeches and Publications

• California Enacts New Privacy and Data Security Legislation, www.privacydatasecurity.com, November 25, 2015
• Ninth Circuit Finds No Private Right of Action Under Video Privacy Protection Act, www.privacydatasecurity.com, September 18, 2015
• Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues New Privacy Guide, www.privacydatasecurity.com, June 13, 2014
• Ninth Circuit Holds Medicare Part C Plans Do Not Have a Right of Recovery Under Federal Statute, Email Alert, May 22, 2013
• Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation treatise, Consultant Editor
• California Supreme Court Reaffirms Work Product Doctrine for Witness Statements and Witness Identities, Email Alert, August 9, 2012
• Employer Has No Duty to Protect Family Members from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure in Court of Appeal Ruling, CMCP Legal News Blawg and JD Supra
• California Appellate Court Holds Premises Defendants Not Liable Under Bystander Asbestos Exposure Claim, Email Alert, June 7, 2012
• Replacement Parts Doctrine Upheld in California Asbestos Case, Email Alert, February 2, 2012

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Products Liability
  • Life Sciences
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Cyber
  • Privacy & Data Security

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(818) 956-3600  Phone
(818) 956-3936  Fax
www.ryandatomilaw.com
University Attended:
Ateneo de Manila University, A.B., 1997
Law School Attended:
Ateneo de Manila Law School, J.D., 2001; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2004
Year of First Admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, Philippines; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (MDL 875); United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California; 2006, California
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
•Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US)
•California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
- Member of 2013 Annual Business Conference Committee
- Member of Newsletter Committee

Speeches, Publications and Email Alerts

• California Enacts New Privacy and Data Security Legislation, www.privacydatasecurity.com, November 25, 2015
• Ninth Circuit Finds No Private Right of Action Under Video Privacy Protection Act, www.privacydatasecurity.com, September 18, 2015
• Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues New Privacy Guide, www.privacydatasecurity.com, June 13, 2014
• Ninth Circuit Holds Medicare Part C Plans Do Not Have a Right of Recovery Under Federal Statute, Email Alert, May 22, 2013
• Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation treatise, Consultant Editor
• California Supreme Court Reaffirms Work Product Doctrine for Witness Statements and Witness Identities, Email Alert, August 9, 2012
• Employer Has No Duty to Protect Family Members from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure in Court of Appeal Ruling, CMCP Legal News Blawg and JD Supra
• California Appellate Court Holds Premises Defendants Not Liable Under Bystander Asbestos Exposure Claim, Email Alert, June 7, 2012
• Replacement Parts Doctrine Upheld in California Asbestos Case, Email Alert, February 2, 2012

Languages:
Tagalog
ISLN:
919355864

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