News & Publications

Nov 17, 2017 Marc J. Poster
Marc Poster authors a “Closing Argument” column on dubitante appellate decisions for the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.

A dubitante decision is one in which an appellate judge writes or joins in a decision, but at the same time expresses doubt that the decision is the correct one.  It is more like an “indecision.”   Mr. Poster argues this is a dubious way to

Nov 13, 2017 Alana H. Rotter
When is your notice of appeal due? Alana Rotter explains a new U.S. Supreme Court decision on extensions for filing appeals in federal court.

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure permit federal district courts to extend the deadline for filing a notice of appeal.  But what happens when the court grants a longer extension than the rules allow?  Alana Rotter discusses the United States Supreme Court’s recent answer in

Nov 03, 2017 Robin Meadow
Partner Robin Meadow Featured in The Best Lawyers® magazine

GMSR partner Robin Meadow is the Best Lawyers® Appellate Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Los Angeles for the second time, having also been recognized in 2013.  He’s also featured in an article in the latest issue of Best Lawyers®, where he notes the value

Oct 26, 2017 Alana H. Rotter
Anti-SLAPP motions in probate? Alana Rotter explains a new decision applying the anti-SLAPP statute to petitions to enforce a no-contest clause.

Litigators are used to seeing anti-SLAPP motions in civil cases.  But a new California Court of Appeal decision highlights that anti-SLAPP motions are also an option in the probate context, to challenge a petition to enforce a will or trust’s no-contest clause.  Alana Rotter discusses

Oct 11, 2017 Marc J. Poster
Marc Poster reports on a new warp-speed appellate process that presents traps for the unwary in certain elder abuse cases.

Elder abuse claims have proliferated.  In the Summer 2017 ABTL Report, Marc Poster discusses new legislation that presents potential traps for the unwary appellant when the trial court denies a motion to compel arbitration of an elder abuse case that has been granted a trial

Aug 17, 2017
Eight GMSR Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018—Partner Robin Meadow Named Best Lawyers® 2018 Appellate Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Los Angeles.

Eight GMSR attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Multiple GMSR attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers® every year for more than a decade; Alana Rotter joins the list this year for the first time.  Additionally, partner

Jul 28, 2017 Cynthia E. Tobisman
GMSR Partner and Novelist Cindy Tobisman’s Latest Legal Thriller, ‘Proof,’ Garners Attention

Cindy’s latest novel, ‘Proof’ (published by Thomas & Mercer, 2017), is her second legal thriller to be published. It has received attention from Above The Law, a prominent online publication dedicated to the legal profession. As noted by Above The Law, Cindy uses her knowledge of

Jun 19, 2017 Laurie J. Hepler
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects California’s Assertion Of Personal Jurisdiction Over Drugmaker

In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court (June 19, 2017, Case No. 16-466), the United States Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that California lacks “specific” personal jurisdiction over a pharmaceutical company, reversing a 4-3 decision last year by the California Supreme Court.  The case arises

Alana Rotter and Cindy Tobisman warn what lawyers should avoid when voluntarily dismissing claims to hasten appellate review

After a significant adverse ruling, lawyers may attempt to hasten appellate review by stipulating to voluntarily dismiss the remaining claims and have judgment entered.  But not all stipulated dismissals will result in an appealable judgment.  In the Spring 2017 ABTL Report, Alana Rotter and Cindy

Three GMSR Attorneys Selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers has named GMSR appellate lawyers Alana Rotter, Gary Wax, and David Hackett to its list of 2017 Southern California Rising Stars.  Alana and Gary have been included on the list for several years, and GMSR is proud to have David join them for

Jun 05, 2017 Alana H. Rotter
Alana Rotter offers tips on what defense lawyers need to know about anti-SLAPP appeals

Anti-SLAPP motions are a popular way to nip lawsuits in the bud, both in state court and in federal court cases that involve state law claims.  But different rules govern the appealability of anti-SLAPP rulings in state and federal court, and the federal rules are

GMSR Receives Top Rankings for 2017 from Chambers and Partners USA

GMSR once again has been ranked Band 1 in California for Litigation: Appellate Law by Chambers and Partners USA, one of only three firms to receive that ranking.  Additionally, partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow both received top rankings (Band 1) in California, among a

May 22, 2017 Alana H. Rotter
Alana Rotter Admitted to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers

GMSR is proud to announce that partner Alana Rotter has become a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL).  Academy membership is limited to highly experienced and skilled appellate lawyers in California.  To be considered, a candidate must have a minimum of ten

May 05, 2017 Robin Meadow
The National Law Journal Designates GMSR partner Robin Meadow as a “Trailblazer”

GMSR partner Robin Meadow has once again been recognized for his role as the petitioners’ counsel in Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871.  He previously received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.  Now, the National Law Journal has designated Robin as

Is The Pendergrass Rule Greener On The Other Side?: The Need For Strict Limits On Promissory Fraud Claims After Riverisland.

GMSR partner Ted Xanders provides an in-depth look at the myriad promissory fraud issues that remain unresolved after Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association, 291 P.3d 316 (Cal. 2013) (Riverisland) abrogated the Pendergrass rule.  The Pendergrass rule had barred evidence of fraudulent

Apr 17, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Wretched Excess – Working with Umbrella and Excess Coverage to Manage the Large Claim

Originally prepared and presented at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) 2017 Annual Conference—GMSR partner Robert Olson explores the law affecting the rights and duties of primary and excess carriers vis a vis each other.

Apr 17, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Limiting Reptile Arguments, By Appeal And Otherwise

Originally prepared and presented at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel  (FDCC) 2017 Winter Meeting—GMSR partner Robert Olson explores reptile arguments and how to limit them.

Mar 05, 2017 Jonathan H. Eisenman
Appellate Attorneys Tackle Twitter, Daily Journal (March 3, 2017)

Jonathan Eisenman writes on the bustling community of appellate advocates on Twitter in a March 3, 2017 Daily Journal column, “Appellate Attorneys Tackle Twitter.”

Mar 03, 2017 Laurie J. Hepler
Laurie Hepler becomes GMSR’s second partner to hold FDCC membership

GMSR is proud to congratulate partner Laurie Hepler on becoming the firm’s second partner selected for membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.  FDCC membership is by election only.  Nominated attorneys must have achieved professional distinction, and must enjoy the respect of opposing

Tips: Critical New Trial Motion Deadlines, Daily Journal (February 27, 2017)

There are many deadlines to keep track of when moving for a new trial.  Which ones are jurisdictional, such that missing them will automatically result in the Court of Appeal reversing the grant of a new trial?  Laurie Hepler and Alana Rotter provide an overview

Many of GMSR’s appellate attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers; Robert Olson named among the Top 100 in Southern California

GMSR’s appellate attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers for 2017 include: Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Marty Stein, and Cindy Tobisman. Bob Olson is on the Top 100 List for 2017.  The Top 100 List is a listing of

Dec 02, 2016
Effective Immediately: New Word Limit for Federal Appeals

As of December 1, 2016, opening briefs in most U.S. Courts of Appeals must be 13,000 words or shorter.  However, the Federal, Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals still allow 14,000 words.

Nov 30, 2016 Alana H. Rotter
Discovery Sanctions Appeals Can Be Tricky Business, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 30, 2016)

An order imposing a discovery sanction of more than $5,000 is immediately appealable; an order imposing a sanction below that amount is not.  But what about an order that imposes multiple sanctions, each of which is less than $5,000, but which collectively total more than

Nov 29, 2016 Robert A. Olson
Robert Olson Speaking at the 2016 CLM New York Conference

GMSR partner Robert Olson will speak at this year’s conference about how to avoid punitive damages awards. He will join other experienced claims professionals and outside counsel who will provide guidance on handling claims by minimizing the risk of becoming embroiled in a claim in

Nov 01, 2016
GMSR ranked as a national tier 1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

GMSR is pleased to report that it is ranked as a national tier 1 law firm for appellate practice in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication “Best Law Firms.”  According to the publication, this tier designation “reflects the high level

Oct 15, 2016 Cynthia E. Tobisman
The Post-Nuclear Family: Changing Definitions of What Constitutes a Familial Relationship in Strategies for Family Law in California: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law (2016 ed.)

Published in Strategies for Family Law in California: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law, 2016 ed., Cindy’s chapter, The Post-Nuclear Family: Changing Definitions of What Constitutes a Familial Relationship focuses on the extent to which advances in reproductive technology and shifts in cultural norms have altered

Oct 06, 2016 Alana H. Rotter
No Reporter’s Transcript? Here’s What It Means For Your Appeal, Verdict Magazine (Vol. 2, 2016)

Failing to provide a reporter’s transcript of all relevant trial court proceedings can sink an appeal, because without a transcript, the Court of Appeal will presume that the record supports the challenged order or judgment.  In the most recent issue of the Association of Southern

GMSR will argue two landmark cases before the California Supreme Court in the next week

On Thursday, September 29th, 2016, Kent Richland and Cindy Tobisman will argue before the California Supreme Court on In re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases S226645.  This case includes the following issue: When a customer books a hotel room through an online travel company, should the

Sep 22, 2016 Robin Meadow
Robin Meadow speaking at the 2016 Trusts & Estates Symposium

At this year’s symposium for the Trust & Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Robin Meadow will speak about his landmark case Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871.  The decision fundamentally changed the law regarding reformation of wills, and was the

Sep 16, 2016 Jonathan H. Eisenman
Jonathan Eisenman speaking at ASCDC Litigation Conference in San Diego

Jonathan Eisenman will be speaking at this year’s Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Litigation Conference in San Diego.  Jon will be giving a lightning-fast talk on the California appellate courts’ publication rules and the effective use of amici curiae to shape precedent.  For

GMSR has partnered with the LA Law Library in a four part MCLE series

The firm has partnered with the LA Law Library to offer the legal community a four-part MCLE series on appellate law.  This is the first time the Library has offered courses covering the subject of appellate law and GMSR is honored to offer its support.

Sep 06, 2016 Cynthia E. Tobisman
DOUBT (2016).

A  legal thriller, published by Thomas & Mercer, 2016.

Aug 15, 2016
Seven GMSR lawyers selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

GMSR is proud to congratulate its seven appellate lawyers who have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. All seven are on the list for their appellate expertise. GMSR’s appellate lawyers have been named to Best Lawyers every

Aug 15, 2016 Laurie J. Hepler
Appellate Success in California: Two Cliffs
GMSR is presenting at the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to support and sponsor the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar in Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2016. The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is committed to advocacy on behalf of the California insurance marketplace with the goal of promoting the availability

Public Counsel’s 2016 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

GMSR congratulates Public Counsel’s honorees at its William O. Douglas Award Dinner and its new President and CEO, Margaret Morrow. GMSR Partners Kent Richland and Robin Meadow will attend the dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 30th, 2016.

Jun 23, 2016
GMSR congratulates the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s new President, Margaret Stevens

The appellate firm of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland is proud to support and acknowledge the achievements and commitment of those who support the legal community and seek to improve the administration of justice. It is an honor to sponsor the Los Angeles County Bar

Alana H. Rotter and Gary J. Wax selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list

GMSR congratulates Alana H. Rotter and Gary J. Wax for their dedication to appellate law and on being selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for this honor. Gary

May 31, 2016
GMSR is proud to be a Scholarship Donor and attendee at the 62nd Annual Supreme Court Luncheon

For sixty-two years, the Beverly Hills Bar Association has honored the Justices of the California Supreme Court. It is an honor for the firm to be in attendance to celebrate the important work of the California Supreme Court. GMSR looks forward to meeting everyone who

May 24, 2016
Robert A. Olson to speak on expedited jury trials at the CAALA & ASCDC Joint Seminar & Reception

Robert A. Olson, a Partner at GMSR, will be speaking on a panel at this year’s Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAAL) and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Joint Litigation Summit. Bob will be speaking on expedited jury trials to build upon

May 19, 2016
Cindy Tobisman to speak at the 2016 CLM Atlanta

GMSR is proud to be attending and having our very own Cindy Tobisman speaking on a panel at the 2016 CLM Atlanta. The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is the only national organization created to support the professionals who work in the claims and

May 04, 2016
Timothy Coates to attend League of California Cities Spring Conference 2016

GMSR is proud to be an attending sponsor of the League of California Cities Spring Conference 2016. This year’s conference is being held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. GMSR has a long history of working with and supporting the great cities in the State

Apr 14, 2016
GMSR secures emergency relief for thousands of Porter Ranch homeowners dislocated by the largest natural gas leak in history

On April 13, 2016, Division Eight of The Second District Court of Appeal issued an order directing the Los Angeles Superior Court to reconsider its prior order denying an injunction which would have required Southern California Gas Company to continue to paying housing and other

Apr 13, 2016
Robin Meadow to attend the 2016 Litigation Counsel of America Spring Conference and Celebration of Fellows

Robin Meadow will be representing GMSR at this year’s Litigation Counsel of America Spring Conference and Celebration of Fellows. The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is a distinguished, invitation-only organization of the most highly qualified American Lawyers, limited to 3,500 Fellows. GMSR is very proud

Apr 13, 2016
American Bar Association 2016 Section Litigation Annual Conference

Kent Richland will be on a panel entitled “The Stern Trilogy: The Future of Article I Courts,” at this year’s American Bar Association 2016 Section Litigation Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The panel will address the impact of the United State Supreme Court’s landmark 2011 case

Apr 11, 2016
Kent Richland will present this year’s Civil Law Update at the Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute (AJAI)

Mr. Kent Richland will present the most important civil cases decided by the California Supreme Court over the past year for the Civil Law Update at the Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute (AJAI). AJAI is the annual educational meeting of the staff attorneys of the California

GMSR receives a sixth California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award for its work in Estate of Duke (2015)

GMSR proudly congratulates Robin Meadow, Robert Olson, and Jeffrey Raskin for receiving the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award (CLAY) for their role as the petitioners’ counsel in Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871. This is the sixth CLAY award for the

Mar 15, 2016 Laurie J. Hepler
GMSR expands to San Francisco and adds its newest partner, Laurie Hepler

GMSR is excited to announce that it will be expanding beyond its Los Angeles headquarters and opening a second office in San Francisco on April 1st, 2016. The addition of the new San Francisco office will support the firm’s growth strategy and enhance its accessibility

Mar 03, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal upholds the efforts of our client, the County of Los Angeles, in requiring SoCalGas to extend relocation relief

The Second District Court of Appeal denies a writ petition and stay request by Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and upholds the efforts of our client, the County of Los Angeles, in requiring SoCalGas to extend, through March 18, 2016, millions of dollars in relocation

Jan 30, 2016
Nine GMSR lawyers named Southern California Super Lawyers

Nine GMSR lawyers were named as Southern California Super Lawyers for 2016: Tim Coates, Irving Greines, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Marc Poster, Barbara Ravitz, Kent Richland, Marty Stein and Cynthia Tobisman. Robin Meadow is on the Top 100 List for the sixth time. The Top

Jan 13, 2016 Alana H. Rotter
Alana Rotter discusses two new decisions on calculating key post-trial and appellate deadlines in a front-page Daily Journal guest column

California courts have the power to extend some deadlines for filing documents or deciding motions, but others are firm – courts cannot extend them, and the failure to comply with them deprives the court of jurisdiction to rule. Deciding a matter of first impression, Garibotti

Jan 13, 2016 Alana H. Rotter
Timing Is Everything In Court, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 13, 2016)

Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 13, 2016) California courts have the power to extend some deadlines for filing documents or deciding motions, but others are firm – courts cannot extend them, and the failure to comply with them deprives the court of jurisdiction to rule.

Jan 11, 2016
Robin Meadow will participate in program discussing the firm’s recent victory in Estate of Duke

Robin Meadow will participate in a program entitled “Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke” discussing the firm’s recent victory in Estate of Duke, which overturned a long-settled rule prohibiting reformation of wills. More information here.

Jan 11, 2016
Robin Meadow will participate in two panels at Pincus Professional Education’s Advanced Appellate Conference

Robin Meadow will participate in two panels at Pincus Professional Education’s Advanced Appellate Conference—“What’s New in Appellate Law and Technology” and “Brief Writing and Oral Argument Strategies.” More information here.

Jan 05, 2016
Alana Rotter to offer tips on getting an appeal dismissed at January 19 MCLE program

On January 19, 2016, Alana Rotter and a co-presenter will discuss strategies for getting an appeal dismissed and practices for seeking and opposing dismissal. The program, which will be in Century City, includes lunch and qualifies for 1 hour of MCLE credit.

Jan 04, 2016
Robin Meadow presents oral argument webinar for Clear Law Institute

Robin Meadow presented a webinar entitled “Oral Argument: Mastering Techniques of Persuasion” for Clear Law Institute. The 75-minute presentation recording is now available on-demand — more information here.

Dec 31, 2015 Cynthia E. Tobisman
Revisiting Practical Application of the Privette Doctrine, (2015) 3 Verdict 17.
Nov 02, 2015
GMSR receives Tier 1 rankings in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

The Tier 1 rankings are for Appellate Practice and for Commercial Litigation. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law

Jul 27, 2015 Alana H. Rotter
One Bite of the Apple, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 27, 2015)

Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 27, 2015)Code of Civil Procedure section 473(b) offers lawyers an important lifeline – in certain circumstances, it requires the court to vacate a default judgment resulting from attorney mistake or neglect. But what happens when the court rejects as lawyer’s

Mar 25, 2015
In a March 25, 2015 Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter offers guidance on determining whether a “judgment” is final and appealable

California Code of Civil Procedure section 904.1 permits appeals from final judgments, but not from most interlocutory judgments. In the Daily Journal, Alana Rotter explains how to determine whether a judgment is final for appellate purposes and discusses a recent California Court of Appeal decision

Mar 25, 2015 Alana H. Rotter
Lessons from appeals of nonappealable ‘judgments’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 25, 2015)

California Code of Civil Procedure section 904.1 permits appeals from final judgments, but not from most interlocutory judgments. In the Daily Journal, Alana Rotter explains how to determine whether a judgment is final for appellate purposes and discusses a recent California Court of Appeal decision

Jan 05, 2015 Alana H. Rotter
In a January 5, 2015 Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter offers guidance on when to appeal from an arbitration-related court order

Although arbitration is supposed to be an alternative to the judicial system, it can involve numerous trips to court—judges may be asked to decide issues ranging from whether a dispute is arbitrable to whether a final award is valid. Some of the resulting orders are

Jan 05, 2015 Alana H. Rotter
Which Orders Regarding Arbitration Are Appealable?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 5, 2015)

Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 5, 2015) Although arbitration is supposed to be an alternative to the judicial system, it can involve numerous trips to court—judges may be asked to decide issues ranging from whether a dispute is arbitrable to whether a final award is

Sep 11, 2014 Alana H. Rotter
Maximize the Impact of Amicus Support, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 11, 2014)

Amicus support can be a powerful tool when it is deployed effectively. In the Daily Journal, Alana Rotter describes at what stages amici should consider weighing in, the types of arguments that do and don’t belong in an amicus brief, and the governing procedural rules.

Sep 10, 2014 Kent L. Richland
Next-up: the Cantil-Sakauye High Court, L.A. Daily Journal (Sept. 10, 2014).

In a guest column on the front page of the September 10, 2014 Daily Journal, Kent Richland observes that, contrary to received wisdom, Governor Brown’s new appointments to the California Supreme Court may not have a much of an impact on the outcome of the

Apr 18, 2014 Alana H. Rotter
Ruling Provides Guidance on Notice of Appeal, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 18, 2014)

Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 18, 2014) Filing a timely notice of appeal is critical: If you miss the deadline, the Court of Appeal will dismiss your appeal without ever considering the merits. In the Daily Journal, Alana Rotter describes how to calculate when a

Dec 31, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
Protecting Attorney Disqualification Orders from Reversal, Verdict Magazine (Volume 3, 2013)
Dec 12, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
Creating an Appealable Judgment, Los Angles Daily Journal (December 12, 2013)

When a trial court dismisses one cause of action but leaves others intact, the parties have very limited options for immediate appellate review. The Supreme Court has held that the parties cannot create an appealable judgment by dismissing the remaining claims without prejudice while agreeing

Oct 22, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
Appeals, Writs and Summary Judgment, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 22, 2013)

Summary adjudication motions have the potential to dramatically narrow a case before trial, but rulings on the motions are not appealable until the end of the case. In an October 22, 2013 Daily Journal article entitled “Appeals, writs and summary judgment,” Alana Rotter discusses the

In a Verdict Magazine article, Bob Olson and Gary Wax discuss the meaning of “sudden” in the context of an insurance policy that covers “sudden and accidental” water discharges, but not slow leaks
The “Metaphysical Moment” When a Pipe Begins to Leak Is Not a “Sudden” Discharge Where Damage Only Results From a Gradual or Continuous Process (2013) 2 Verdict 13.
Aug 19, 2013 Marc J. Poster
Cutting in Line at the Ninth Circuit, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 19, 2013).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2013) While state appellate courts do not encourage the filing of writ petitions to obtain immediate review of non-appealable trial court orders, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – the busiest appellate court in the country — actively discourages

Wrongful Termination Claims Against Government Employers – Theories of Liability and Defense Under California Law: An Overview (2013).
Jul 09, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
How Appellate Courts Review Attorney Disqualifications, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 9, 2013)

An order disqualifying an attorney is immediately appealable, and the Court of Appeal reviews such orders rigorously. In a July 9, 2013 Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter discusses two recently-published appellate decisions that reverse disqualification orders based on claimed conflicts of interest, highlighting the value

Jun 11, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
Case Highlights Importance of Timely Post-trial Motions, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 11, 2013)

It’s important to correctly calculate the deadline for filing a federal appeal: File late, and the court will dismiss your appeal without ever reaching the merits. In this article, Alana Rotter discusses how post-trial motions impact the deadline calculations, and describes the cautionary tale of

Your Skills: Between Trial and Appeal, There’s a Record, S.F. Recorder (May 27, 2013).
May 09, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
9th Circuit Judges Call for an End to Anti-SLAPP in Federal Court, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 9, 2013)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter discusses anti-SLAPP practice in the Ninth Circuit and why it may come to an end.

Feb 06, 2013 Alana H. Rotter
Circuit Clarifies Anti-SLAPP Appeal Rules, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 6, 2013)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter reviews the Ninth Circuit’s rules for appealing the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion.

Jan 30, 2013 Kent L. Richland
GMSR’s US Supreme Court practice featured in National Law Journal

The National Law Journal has published a profile of GMSR’s Supreme Court practice that features Kent Richland and Tim Coates as “Appellate Lawyers of the Week”.

Jun 21, 2012 Alana H. Rotter
2nd Guessing Good Faith Settlement Determinations, Law 360 (June 2012)
Feb 22, 2012
GMSR victorious in United States Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal on same day

Ninth Circuit affirms judgment dismissing federal civil rights action by civil detainee against GMSR client for failure to file fourth amended complaint Court of Appeal issues writ directing summary judgment for GMSR’s client in case arising out of store shooting

Jan 01, 2012 Alana H. Rotter
Getting Appellate Review of a Good Faith Settlement Determination, Verdict Magazine (Volume 3, 2012)
Oct 27, 2011 Timothy T. Coates
Argument preview: Of secrecy and sandwiches (Oct. 27, 2011) SCOTUSblog
Oct 21, 2011 Robert A. Olson
Write this Down: California Supreme Court Rejects Recovery of ‘Written Down’ Amount of Medical Bills (Oct. 21, 2011) Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage, Vol. 22, Issue 2.

Westlaw Journal – Insurance Coverage (Volume 22, Issue 2)

Sep 15, 2011 Robin Meadow
Protecting the Record for Appeal (2011) Los Angeles Lawyer’s Survival Guide for New Attorneys, pp. 57-58.

Los Angeles Lawyer’s Survival Guide for New Attorneys (2011)

Sep 03, 2011 Alana H. Rotter
Power to disagree: The authority of lower courts in new trial motions, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 13, 2011)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter explains the importance of ensuring that trial courts understand their power to grant a new trial.

Jun 28, 2011
GMSR in the United States Supreme Court for the sixth time in six years

After having two cases before the Court during the October 2010 term, Los Angeles County v. Humphries (2010) 562 U.S. __, 131 S.Ct. 447 and Stern v. Marshall (2011) 564 U.S. ____; 131 S.Ct. 2594, GMSR will return to the high court during the 2011

Feb 15, 2011 Alana H. Rotter
Appealability of Anti-SLAPP Orders in California and the 9th Circuit, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 15, 2011)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter discusses the appealability of anti-SLAPP rulings in California and federal courts.

Feb 01, 2011 Cynthia E. Tobisman
Oral Argument: Is Anyone Listening? (Feb. 2011) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 3, No. 2.

This is one of a series of e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Jan 09, 2011 Alana H. Rotter
Have You Filed Your Appeal on Time?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 9, 2011)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter discusses recent decisions critical to ensuring a timely appeal.

Dec 17, 2010 Alana H. Rotter
Circuit Split on Free Speech and Drug Prescription Data, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 17, 2010)

In a Daily Journal article, Alana Rotter discusses a judicial split on whether new laws regulating health care data violate the First Amendment.

Jul 05, 2010 Robert A. Olson
Anticipating ‘Reid v. Google,’ reserving objections for review, S.F. Recorder (July 5, 2010).

The Recorder (July 5, 2010)

Apr 06, 2010 Gary J. Wax
Popping Britney’s Personal Safety Bubble: Why Proposed Anti-Paparazzi Ordinances in Los Angeles Cannot Withstand First Amendment Scrutiny (2010) 30 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.Rev. 133.
Feb 22, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court grants second GMSR Cert Petition of this term

Only two months ago the United States Supreme Court granted GMSR’s petition for writ of certiorari in City of Ontario v. Quon. Now the Court has granted another GMSR cert petition inCounty of Los Angeles v. Humphries, U.S. Sup. Ct. No. 09-350. The case concerns

Jan 13, 2010
US Supreme Court grants GMSR Cert Petition in landmark workplace privacy case

For the third time in four years, the United States Supreme Court has granted a GMSR request for certiorari review. GMSR achieved unanimous victories for its clients in Marshall v. Marshall, 547 U.S. 293 (2006) and Van de Kamp v. Goldstein, 555 U.S. ___ (2009);

Oct 08, 2009 Gary J. Wax
Cable Company Monopoly: Comcast and Time Warner Control the Board (2009) 28 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.Rev. 159.
Jul 28, 2009 Alana H. Rotter
Tipping the Scales, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 28, 2009)

Daily Journal article by GMSR lawyer Alana Rotter surveys recent appellate decisions on tip pooling.

May 01, 2009 Feris M. Greenberger
Post-Trial: Fatal Lateness – Some Post-Trial Deadlines You Can’t Afford To Flub (May 2009) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 15.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 15 (May 2009) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Apr 01, 2009 Feris M. Greenberger
Post-Trial: Protecting Superior Court Judgments from Enforcement. Part 2—Stays Pending Appeal (Apr. 2009) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14-B.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14-B (April 2009) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mar 01, 2009 Feris M. Greenberger
Post-Trial: Protecting Superior Court Judgments from Enforcement. Part 1—Money Judgments between Entry and Appeal (Mar. 2009) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14-A.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14-A (March 2009) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Feb 01, 2009 Robert A. Olson
Part 2: Getting it Right – Challenging a Statement of Decision (Feb. 2009) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 14 (February 2009) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Jan 29, 2009 Alana H. Rotter
A Melting Pot of Rulings, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 29, 2009)

Daily Journal article by GMSR lawyer Alana Rotter addresses ineffective assistance of counsel in immigration proceedings.

Jan 01, 2009 Robert A. Olson
Part 1: Getting it Right – Challenging a Statement of Decision (Jan. 2009) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 13.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 13 (January 2009) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Dec 01, 2008
New Trial Orders: The Procedural Minefield

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 12 (December 2008) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Nov 11, 2008 Timothy T. Coates
GMSR partner Timothy Coates argues in United States Supreme Court

On November 5, 2008, GMSR partner Timothy Coates presented oral argument in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of former Los Angeles District Attorney and California Attorney General John Van de Kamp, and former Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Curt Livesay. The case, Van

Nov 01, 2008 Carolyn Oill
Down to the Details: Crafting a Special Verdict (Nov. 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 11.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 11 (November 2008)

Oct 01, 2008
Don’t Lose Track: Handling Jury Instructions at Trial

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 10 (October 2008)

Sep 12, 2008 Alana H. Rotter
Proceed with Caution: Pitfalls in Preparing Jury Instructions, “Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 9 (September 2008)
Sep 01, 2008 Robin Meadow
Appendixes, Exhibits, and E-Briefs in the Court of Appeal (Sept. 2008) Los Angeles Lawyer, pp. 19-23.

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Lawyer (September 2008)

Aug 31, 2008 Marc J. Poster
Taking it to the Banc (Summer 2008) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, pp. 1-8.

ABTL Report, Summer 2008

Aug 01, 2008 Timothy T. Coates
Trial: ARM Yourself with Exhibits (July 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 8.
Offers of Proof: Avoid Waiving the Right to a New Trial or to an Appeal (June 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 7.

This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Jun 01, 2008 Robert A. Olson
Taking the Offense (2d quarter 2008) Verdict Magazine, pp. 17-20.

Verdict, 2nd Quarter 2008

Let’s Be Clear: Trial Attorneys Need to Establish a Comprehensible Trial Record for Appellate Review (May 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 6.

This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. You can access all of the articles here.

May 12, 2008 Alana H. Rotter
What a Relief? Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 12, 2008)
Apr 01, 2008 Alana H. Rotter
Trial: Technology in the Courtroom, “Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 5 (April 2008)
Mar 22, 2008 David E. Hackett
Guaranteed Confusion: The Uncertain Validity of Suretyship Defense Waivers in California (2008) 41 Loy. L.A. L.Rev. 1097.

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 41 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1097 (2008)

Mar 01, 2008
Motion Practice: Meeting Deadlines for Filing Writ Petitions

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 4 (March 2008) This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. You can access all of

Mar 01, 2008 Robin Meadow
A Few of My Favorite Things: Technology Tips for Lawyers Who Write (Mar. 2008) Orange County Lawyer, pp. 30-32.

Orange County Lawyer Vol. 50 No. 3 (March 2008)

Feb 01, 2008 Jeffrey E. Raskin
Motion Practice: Do I Have An Appealable Order? (Feb. 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 3.

This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Jan 01, 2008 Cynthia E. Tobisman
Motion Practice: Evidence and Objections (Jan. 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 2.

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 2 (January 2008)

Dec 27, 2007 Robin Meadow
A New Pro Bono Frontier: California’s Court of Appeal

“Appellate Advocate” (a newsletter of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers) 2007, Issue 3 (December 2007)

Nov 01, 2007 Robin Meadow
Motion Practice: Admissible Evidence

“Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers” (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 1, No. 1 (November 2007)

Playbook Disqualification, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 6, 2007).
Nov 09, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
Appellate Law: Getting to the Substance (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 9, 2006)
Oct 03, 2006
Everything You Need to Know About the State Bar Court and Then Some

Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 3, 2006)

Sep 08, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
10th Circuit at Center of Splits on Anti-Discrimination Laws (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 8, 2006)
Sep 01, 2006 Carolyn Oill
Waiver of Objections Revisited (Fall 2005) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, pp. 8, 12.

ABTL Report, Fall 2005

Jul 24, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
3rd Circuit Splits From Other Courts on Fair Opportunity Doctrine (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 24, 2006)
Jul 01, 2006 Robert A. Olson
Examining the Rules – Divining Legislative Intent and Finding Statutory Meaning, (3d quarter 2006) Verdict Magazine pp. 37-43.

The Verdict, 3rd Quarter 2006

Jun 14, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
Circuit Splits Affect Conflicts of Authority (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 14, 2006)
May 18, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
Splits Involve Issues Affecting Business, Government, Workers (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 18, 2006)
Apr 13, 2006 Alana H. Rotter
When Private Enterprise Hits Public Agencies, Splits Arise (co-author), Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 13, 2006)
Mar 01, 2006 Kent L. Richland
Representing Anna Nicole (2006) The Appellate Advocate, Issue 2, pp. 4-6, 14.
Feb 01, 2006 Feris M. Greenberger
What Every Lawyer Should Know About Responding to a Write Petition (Jan. 2006) Gimme 5 (an update of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) Vol. 26, No. 1.
Jan 12, 2006 Laurie J. Hepler
Protecting Your Trial Record for Appeal (Jan. 2006) California Lawyer.
Jan 01, 2006 Cynthia E. Tobisman
What Every Lawyer Should Know About Responding to a Writ Petition

Gimme 5, County Bar Update, Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2006)

Jun 01, 2005 Marc J. Poster
In the Thicket of Appellate Jurisdiction (Summer 2005) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, pp.8-9.
Apr 01, 2005 Robert A. Olson
Strategic Opportunities In The Statement Of Decision Process (2d quarter 2005) Verdict Magazine, pp. 42-46.
Wrongful Termination Claims Against Government Employers – Theories of Liability and Defense Under California Law: An Overview (2004)
Oct 20, 2004 Laurie J. Hepler
Open to Interpretation: State Supreme Court to unravel knot of rulings on constitutionality of motions to reconsider, S.F. Recorder (Oct. 27, 2004).
Oct 01, 2004 Robert A. Olson
A Few Of My Favorite Things Tips for Persuasive Writing (4th quarter 2004) Verdict Magazine, pp. 38-43.
Jun 01, 2004 Marc J. Poster
The Art of Oral Argument, ABTL Report (Summer 2004)
Jul 01, 2003 Robin Meadow
The Looming Crisis in California’s Courts: Apathy Over the Budget Crisis Imperils a Cornerstone of Our Democratic System
Mar 22, 2003 Timothy T. Coates
I Couldn’t Wait to Argue (Spring 2003) 5 The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 81
Jul 01, 2002 Robert A. Olson
How Much is Enough? Evidentiary and Instructional Issues in Trying the Amount of Punitive Damages (3d quarter 2002) Verdict Magazine pp. 30-38.

The Verdict, 3rd Quarter 2002

Jun 01, 2002 Carolyn Oill
Understanding Perry v. Shaw – Making Informed Consent Better (Summer 2002) Managing Risk (a UC publication).

Managing Risk, a UC publication, Summer 2002

Mar 22, 2002 Robert A. Olson
The Meaning of An Insurance Carrier’s Reservation of Rights – Part I, (Spring 2002) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report pp. 1, 9-11.

ABTL Report, Spring 2002

Mar 01, 2002 Robin Meadow
Appellate Law – Bearing the Burden of Increasing Caseloads

Los Angeles Lawyer (March 2002)

Jan 01, 2002
First Amendment in the Electronic Age: Free Speech vs. Market Regulation

(co-author) Glasser, Securities in the Electronic Age (3d ed. 2002)

Oct 01, 2001 Robin Meadow
A Smile on His Face and in His Heart

ABTL Report, October 2001

Jul 25, 2001 Robin Meadow
Lawyers, Mediators Should Applaud the “Foxgate” Ruling

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 25, 2001)

Jan 01, 2001 Jeffrey E. Raskin
Intellectual Property Crimes (2001) 38 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 971.
Feb 01, 2000 Robin Meadow
Proximate Cause: A Question of Fact or Policy

(Co-Author) ABTL Report, February 2000

Jun 01, 1999 Alison M. Turner
EMTALA and the MICRA Cap (Summer 1999) Managing Risk (a UC publication) Vol. V, Issue 2.
Jun 01, 1999 Robin Meadow
Objections: The Moment of Truth
Dec 18, 1998 Marc J. Poster
Looking Back – Both the State and Federal High Courts Primarily Addressed the “Nuts and Bolts of Statutory Construction” in Cases Heard This Year, L.A. Daily Journal (Dec. 18, 1998).
Aug 06, 1998 Marc J. Poster
Step by Step – Winning an Appeal Begins with Following the Rules, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 6, 1998).
Jun 04, 1998 Marc J. Poster
Out of Luck – Jurisdiction Counts, No Matter to Which Court the Case is Presented, L.A. Daily Journal (June 4, 1998).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 4, 1998)

Jun 01, 1998 Alan Diamond
Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes To the Movies, by Paul Bergman and Michael Asimow in Western Legal History (Fall 1998) pp. 280-282

11 Western Legal History, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 1998)

May 01, 1998 Robin Meadow
Title Defense

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Lawyer (May 1998)

Apr 02, 1998 Marc J. Poster
A Certified Check – State Court Rulings for Other Jurisdictions, L.A. Daily Journal (Apr. 2, 1998).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 2, 1998)

Aug 25, 1997 Marc J. Poster
Final Analysis: Determining Appealability of a Judgment or Order, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 25, 1997).
Apr 14, 1997 Marc J. Poster
It Ain’t Over – After A “Final” Decision On Appeal, L.A. Daily Journal (Apr.14, 1997).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 14, 1997)

Feb 01, 1997 Robin Meadow
Oral Argument et al.: An Interview With Justice Norman Epstein

ABTL Report, February 1997

Oct 28, 1996 Marc J. Poster
Partially Appealing – When A Request For Review Is Necessary, L.A. Daily Journal (Oct. 28, 1996).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 28, 1996)

Oct 01, 1996 Robin Meadow
Demystifying the Appellate Process

Urban Land (October 1996)

Sep 01, 1996 Robert A. Olson
Issues in Trying the Amount of Punitive Damages (Sept. 1996) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, pp. 5-6.

ABTL Report, September 1996

May 01, 1996 Robin Meadow
An Appealing Settlement Program, ABTL Report
Apr 03, 1996 Marc J. Poster
From Type To Time In Federal Appeals Courts, L.A. Daily Journal (Apr. 3, 1996).
Feb 01, 1996 Robin Meadow
Is It Too Late to Settle? Problems with Settlement After Adjudication, (Feb. 1996) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, pp. 7-10.
Is It Too Late to Settle? Problems with Settlement After Adjudication
Jan 02, 1996 Marc J. Poster
One Or Another – Determining A Ruling’s Appealability, L.A. Daily Journal (Jan. 2, 1996).
May 22, 1995 Marc J. Poster
For Your Eyes Only – California’s System for Depublication of Decisions, L.A. Daily Journal (May 22, 1995).
Jun 01, 1994 Robin Meadow
Heirs Unapparent

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Lawyer (June 1994) (Note: The California Supreme Court cited this article in Estate of Joseph (1998) 17 Cal.4th 203, 210.)

May 07, 1993 Marc J. Poster
Motions for New Trial – A Procedural Minefield, L.A. Daily Journal (May 7, 1993).
Mar 01, 1993 Robin Meadow
Taking Care of the Record on Appeal

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Lawyer (March 1993)

Dec 01, 1992 Kent L. Richland
Taming the Odds: Increasing the Chances of Getting Relief from the Supreme Court (Winter 1992) California Litigation. Reprinted in Fall 1996 as “One of the Best Articles of the Decade.”
May 01, 1992 Robin Meadow
Appealability of Trial Court Orders

Los Angeles Lawyer (May 1992)

May 01, 1991 Robin Meadow
Summary Judgment Motions

Los Angeles Lawyer (May 1991)

Jan 01, 1991 Alan Diamond
Introduction in The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine (Cambridge Univ. Press 1991) pp. 1-27.

The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine (Cambridge Univ. Press 1991)

Jan 01, 1991 Alan Diamond
Fictions, equity and legislation: Maine’s three agencies of legal change in The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine (Cambridge Univ. Press 1991) pp. 242-255.

The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine (Cambridge Univ. Press 1991)

Aug 01, 1990 Kent L. Richland
Depublish or Perish: Why Depublication is Good for the California Judicial System (Sept. 1990) Los Angeles Lawyer, pp. 1-7.
Aug 01, 1990 Robin Meadow
Protecting the Record on Appeal

(Co-Author) Los Angeles Lawyer (August/September 1990)

Los Angeles Lawyer: Special Issue on Appellate Practice (Aug. 1990)
A Handyman’s Guide to Fixing National Security Leaks: An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Proposals To Curb Unauthorized Publication Of Classified Information (1989) 5 J. L. & Pol. 759.
Sep 01, 1986 Robin Meadow
The Lawyer’s Image is No Joke

Los Angeles Lawyer (September 1986)

Sep 01, 1985 Robin Meadow
Sanctions for Frivolous Appeals

Los Angeles Lawyer (September 1985)

Jan 01, 1974 Alan Diamond
Declassification of Sensitive Information: A Comment on Executive Order 11652 (1973) 41 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1052.

41 The George Washington Law Review 1052 (1972-1973)

Jan 01, 1970 Robin Meadow
Television Formats – The Search for Protection

58 California Law Review 1169 (1970) (also published in 1970 Nathan Burkan Symposium) (National Third Prize)

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