Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters in the winter of 2016, he completed federal clerkships for Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and for Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
While attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a public defender for the Criminal Defense Clinic, spent three years assisting clients through the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, and externed for a District Court judge in Oregon. He was also an avid member of the Wharton Crew Team, as oarsman, captain and eventually the team’s coach. He continues to enjoy competitive rowing as a current member of the Marin Rowing Association.
We are defending Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) against claims that EA used the likenesses of retired NFL players in certain versions of EA’s successful Madden NFL franchise. We have won orders denying plaintiffs’ motion for class certification and granting EA partial summary judgment on Plaintiffs’ statutory right of publicity claim. Trial on plaintiffs’ remaining claims, which will test the limits of the First Amendment as it applied to expressive works, is set for the spring of 2018.
We have filed a class action on behalf of disabled inmates at a Northern California jail, who have suffered a systemic violation of their civil rights. Those violations include routinely placing those with mobility disabilities in 23 hour lock down, stripping them of devices such as canes and crutches for weeks at a time, forcing them to sleep on the floor, and excluding them from jail programs and services. Those who have requested a safe living environment are either denied or endure retribution. The result is a system that imposes dire mental and physical consequences, and one which is in flagrant violation of the law.
We are fighting to protect disabled prisoners who have suffered horrific and illegal treatment. Read more
The class action cites repeated retaliation against detainees and prisoners who speak out about violations of the ADA and other laws. Read more
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