Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, Burlingame, San Francisco
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How has your firm been able to help organizations?
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What is it like being in trial for several weeks followed by a jury verdict in your client’s favor?
Basic facts of the lead paint case
Viola Liuzzo Case
$1.15 billion judgment entered by Judge James P. Kleinberg in lead paint litigation
What is the Consumers Union?
Pro bono case against the U.S. Navy on behalf of 8,600 Amerasian children in the Philippines?
Isuzu Motors of Japan v. Consumers Union Case
Compensation for the children affected by lead paint
Could you expand on why it’s the paint company’s duty to get rid of the paint?
What has dealing with nearly every major corporate scandal taught you?
What are your informal rules for writing a winning motion?
Biggest challenge in a legal battle with corporations or Wall Street
Rewards of the Practice
Where did your passion come from?
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
You’ve written books “The Ethics Gap” and “The Stealing of America”
Tell us about your firm, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
What is your background and experience as a lawyer?
How does a civil white-collar fraud case work?
Collapse of the Technical Equities Corporation in San Jose
Who do you represent in white-collar fraud cases?
Lincoln Savings & Loan Association/American Continental Corp. Case