Though every lawsuit is different, my goal is almost always the same: zealously represent my client's interests, in the most efficient manner possible. I represent individual and organizational clients in all types of complex matters, including those related to state and federal employment claims, complex commercial claims, unfair and deceptive business practice class actions, TCPA and CCPA compliance and class action defense, real property disputes, and creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA and state law privacy issues.
SOME NOTABLE MATTERS
Cole v. Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
609 F. App'x 445 (9th Cir. July 1, 2015)
Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment of employee's claim that employer wrongfully interfered with her receipt of pension benefits in violation of ERISA § 510.
Doctors Medical Center of Modesto v.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
989 F.Supp.2d 1009 (E.D. Cal., 2013)
Successfully removed state court Hospital reimbursement lawsuit to Federal Court based on federal question (Medicare) jurisdiction; secured partial dismissal with prejudice based on Medicare preemption and failure to exhaust grounds.
Phillips v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
953 F.Supp.2d 1078 (N.D. Cal. 2011)
Successfully removed class action lawsuit to Federal Court based on CAFA jurisdiction and then secured dismissal with prejudice of state law claims based on Medicare preemption.