Assistant Professor Gary Alexander received his A.B. degree in Biology from Harvard University in 1988. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1993 and is an active member of the California Bar. From 1993 through 2006, he practiced privately in San Francisco as a trial lawyer, including with his own firm of Meis & Alexander for nearly a decade. In 2006, he was appointed to the post of deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice....
AB, Harvard University, JD, University of San Francisco
Jackie Ammon is a corporate attorney in the Palo Alto office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Jackie counsels technology and life sciences clients on corporate governance, fundraising strategy, securities law, and technology transactions. She provides practical, solutions-oriented legal advice to navigate clients through legal and business challenges throughout their lifecycle. Jackie received her JD cum laude from USF School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in political science...
BA, University of California, Davis, JD, University of San Francisco
Drew Amoroso is the founder of Move Associates, a legal learning company that helps lawyers achieve their performance goals, accelerate their growth and development, stay professionally fulfilled, and add value to their clients. Prior to founding Move Associates, Drew was a senior associate at a global law firm and was the owner of his own law firm where he counseled clients in the fitness and health and wellness industries. He graduated from UC Davis School of Law where he was the editor-in-...
BA, Wilkes University, JD, UC Davis
Peter Arian is a graduate of U.C. Hastings College of the Law, was admitted to the California Bar in 2005, and was named a State Bar Certified Specialist in the field of criminal law in 2013. Now in private practice, Mr. Arian previously worked as a deputy public defender for the County of Marin (2005-2012), and as a deputy federal public defender in both the trial and capital habeas units of the Federal Defender for the Central District of California (2012-2015). He has represented a wide...
JD, University of California, Hastings, BA, University of California, Berkeley
Adjunct Professor Robert S. Arns has practiced trial and appellate law in San Francisco since 1975, specializing in serious injury or death arising out of product failure cases, Federal Employers Liability Act actions, Jones Act actions, construction site incidents, mass torts, medical negligence and other tortuous conduct, as well as class action suits. He founded The Arns Law Firm with offices in San Francisco and Reno in 1996. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2004 by San Francisco...
BA, UC Santa Barbara, JD, University of San Francisco
Laurence A. Blau is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has published various articles, including co-authoring an article in the California Tax Lawyer on the effect of tax changes on subchapter S corporations. He has published a textbook entitled Fundamentals of California Estate Planning and Estate Administration. He is a regular panelist for numerous organizations conducting seminars...
BA, UC Santa Barbara, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, University of Florida
Heather Borlase is a labor and employee relations specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, where she provides advice and consultation to managers, supervisors, and employees in the area of labor and employee relations. She is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she teaches employment law and employment discrimination. Prior to this, she represented employees in a wide array of employment matters as a partner at Bayer and Borlase and a solo...
BA, American University, Master of Forensic Sciences, George Washington University, JD, Golden Gate University
Thomas J. Brandi has tried cases to verdict in 18 jurisdictions and has obtained numerous jury verdicts ranging from $1 million to $1 billion. A lawyer for more than 35 years, in 1993 Brandi started his own firm, The Brandi Law Firm, representing plaintiffs in serious injury and mass tort cases. He was Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the year in 2004 (also nominated in 2002 and 2012), a five–time nominee for Trial Lawyer of the Year for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers...
BA, San Jose State University, JD, University of San Francisco
Professor Carroll is president of the Law Offices of Carroll & Scully, Inc., San Francisco, representing unions and workers for some 55 years. The firm also represents trustees of Taft-Hartley trusts for pension, health, apprenticeship, and other types of plans providing employee benefits.
BA, St. Patrick's College, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, Georgetown University
Kate L. Chatfield is the co-founder and current policy director of Re:store Justice, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform in California. At Re:store Justice, Kate wrote SB 1437, a bill to amend the felony murder rule in California, jointly authored by Senator Nancy Skinner and Senator Joel Anderson. SB 1437 passed out of the California Senate with a super-majority vote in May 2018. As part of its work, Re:store Justice leads transformational justice symposia in prisons around...
BA, UC Berkeley, JD, University of San Francisco
Indigent Defense, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Defense Investigation, Access to Justice, Wrongful Convictions, California Parole Process, California Legislative Procedure