Professional Employment
MANAGING PARTNER                                                 1996 - Present
Litigation Solutions Law Group                       Redwood City, California
Founding and managing partner. A private law firm emphasizing both the civil litigation and business needs of Fortune 500, and emerging growth and start-up companies of the Silicon Valley, with a particular emphasis on technology firms operating in this intensely competitive and entrepreneurial environment. The firm was one of the first to explicitly base its practice on a “risk-based” approach to civil litigation on behalf of its clients.

Major representative clients: Avaya Inc.; Intel Corporation; Lucent Technologies, and its affiliated companies; the Philips Electronics North America Corporation, and its affiliated companies; Tyco International (US) Inc., and its affiliated companies.

PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER                   1981 - 1996
Williams, Romanski,                                      Redwood City, California
Polverari & Skelton, Prof. Corp.

Founding member and director, as well as president and chief executive officer. Instrumental in building this private law firm from a four lawyer firm to more than fifty lawyers in five offices, specializing in a mix of transactional and predominantly a wide range of civil litigation, including representation of plaintiffs, insurers and their policyholders, and businesses ranging from well-known Fortune 500 companies to midsize regional and small local concerns.

MEMBER & SHAREHOLDER                                             1976 - 1981
Hession, Creedon, Hamlin, Kelly,                        San Mateo, California
Hanson & Farbstein, Prof. Corp.

Director. A privately held general practice civil law firm, with a mix of both transactional and civil litigation; at one time the oldest and largest law firm in San Mateo County.

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