MICHAEL A. GEIBELSON
MICHAEL A. GEIBELSON is the Managing Partner of Robins Kaplan LLP’s California offices (Los Angeles and Silicon Valley) and the immediate past Chair of the firm’s Retail Industry Practice Group. Michael is a business trial lawyer who represents companies in class actions, unfair competition, false advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets and real estate cases, in addition to general commercial litigation. Michael is the past Chair of the California State Bar’s Litigation Section. His trial experience ranges widely, from a property dispute about a cotenancy clause, to a class action about Song Beverly Credit Card Act violations, to the misappropriation of trade secrets, veterinary malpractice, maritime trespass, and Clean Water Act cases. Mr. Geibelson is the Past Chair of the Editorial Board of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, an Editor and author of California Litigation Review, and is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center.
KATE S. GOLD
KATE S. GOLD, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Los Angeles, is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. For more than 25 years, Kate has defended clients in employment and other business disputes in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and before agencies. Kate's practice includes defense of individual, collective and class actions and focuses on business and employment litigation and counseling, such as wrongful termination, retaliation, whistle blower, sexual harassment, race, age, family leave, pregnancy and disability discrimination cases; defense of actions for misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets; interference with contract; unfair competition; counseling on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including wage and hour, classification of employees, employment issues in the context of purchase and sale of businesses, and noncompetition agreements; negotiation and drafting of executive employment and separation agreements; and preparation of employee handbooks and policies. Kate received her J.D., from University of California, Berkeley Law.
DANIEL Y. ZOHAR
DANIEL Y. ZOHAR is a trial lawyer, first and foremost. In 1998, Mr. Zohar left the comforts of his practice at an internationally-acclaimed law firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, to start his own firm. Since then, he has achieved exceptional results, registering over $612 million in jury verdicts, administrative orders, and settlements for his clients and for consumers. Mr. Zohar now focuses his trial practice in the areas of contingency business litigation/business torts and consumer rights. He received his J.D., from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law.