Alan W. Sparer

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Author: "Batson and the Discriminatory Use of Preemptory Challenges" and "Change of Venue," Bonora & Krause: Jurywork: Systematic Techniques (Clark Boardman 1983). Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 1975-1979; Attorney, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Associate, 1982-1986 and Director 1986-2003.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Securities Consumer Arbitration
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Investment Fraud
  • Securities Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Unfair Competition
  • Class Actions
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-217-7300  Phone
415-217-7307  Fax
University Attended:
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.
Birth Information:
February 16, 1947
Reported Cases:
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).

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