- University of California Hastings College of the Law - J.D.
- University of California Berkeley – B.A.
- United States Bankruptcy Judge Northern District of California (April 2011)
- Joined Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in 1987
- Director with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin 1993 - 2011
- Vice President, California Bankruptcy Forum
- Past President, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
- Past President, Bar Association of San Francisco, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
- Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law field)
- Listed in Chambers USA's "America's Leading Lawyers for Business"
- Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2010
- AV rated attorney (peer awarded honor given by Martindale-Hubbell)