Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., 1969; St. John's College, Oxford University, Kellett Fellow, 1969-1971; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1976
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1995, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 1982, California; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California.
February 16, 1947
In re Atomic Testing Litigation, 820 F.2d 982 (9th Cir. 1987)(discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act); In re Wedtech Securities Litigation, 81 B.R. 237 (S.D.N.Y. 1987)(bankruptcy jurisdiction in cases involving related federal court proceedings); In re Wedtech Securities Litigation, 87 B.R. 279 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)(Bankruptcy Code treatment of contingent securities claims); Vietnamese Fisherman Association of America v. California Department of Fish and Game, 816 F. Supp. 1468 (N.D.Cal. 1993)(preemption of federal environmental regulation over state ballot initiative); Pietrelli v. Peacock, 13 Cal App. 4th 943 (1993)(enforcement of health care arbitration agreement).