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Jan 18, 2019 David E. Hackett
GMSR’s David Hackett Elevated to Partner

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland LLP (GMSR) is pleased to announce that David Hackett has become the firm’s newest partner.  Before joining GMSR, David was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and a law clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court

GMSR Sponsoring and Presenting at the PCI Western Region General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to again sponsor the PCI Western Region General Counsel Seminar in San Diego, California.  On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., GMSR’s Gary Wax and David Hackett will present, “Stop controlling me!” – a practical discussion for employers, insurers, and insureds

Gary Wax and David Hackett Selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers has once again named GMSR appellate lawyers Gary Wax and David Hackett to its list of 2018 Southern California Rising Stars. Gary and David, who were classmates at Loyola Law School, have been included on the list for several years. No more than 2.5

GMSR Sponsoring and Presenting at the 28th Annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to support and sponsor the 28th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar in San Diego, California, July 26-28, 2017.  The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is committed to advocacy on behalf of the California insurance marketplace with the goal of promoting the

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

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.

GMSR at the LA Law Library: Appellate Law MCLE Series

GMSR has partnered with the LA Law Library to offer the legal community a four-part MCLE series on appellate law. Cindy Tobisman and David Hackett will be presenting and covering the importance of compelling storytelling as it relates to winning a case.  For additional information, please

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

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

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)

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