-Founded Keker & Van Nest in 1978 with law school classmate Bill Brockett.
-Princeton University (1965); Yale Law School (J.D. 1970).
-Served in U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam until wounded.
-Inducted to California State Bar's Litigation Hall of Fame in 2002.
-Lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Oliver North in 1989.
-Won $300 million verdict for Genentech against Chiron in 2002 patent dispute.
-In 2001 California Lawyer survey, was the lawyer most attorneys said they would hire if in trouble.
-Member of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs' defense team.