Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, is participating in a competition featuring the best litigators in the country at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference in San Francisco from May 3-5.
Four of the nation’s top trial lawyers, including Clifford and Daralyn Durie, founder of Durie Tangri, one of Silicon Valley’s go-to boutiques, whose clients include Google, Genentech and Twitter, will compete in “Shoot Out at the Barbary Coast Corral-The Masters of Closing Argument.”
Each will present a closing argument for a fact pattern modeled on the high-profile Pao v. Kleiner Perkins trial. Each of the four lawyers donated $10,000 and $40,000 will be awarded to the winner’s designated charity.
Others competing are: James Brosnahan, senior trial counsel of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, who defended the “American Taliban” in the first post-9/11 terrorism prosecution; Bart Williams, co-chair of Proskauer Rose’s Los Angeles litigation department, who has been described by the Chambers USA guide as “one of the smoothest trial lawyers you’ll ever come across;” and Clifford, founder of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, who won a $29.6 million verdict for an internationally acclaimed violinist who was run over by a train.
For further information, call Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909.