Dealing with the Press


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Handling the press in high profile cases can be complicated and poses many hidden time bombs. These Attorneys will give you tips for handling the press in newsworthy cases.


Ingrid Evans (Moderator) is the founding partner of the Evans Law Firm in San Francisco, CA ( Ms. Evans litigates elder financial and physical abuse, consumer fraud class actions, securities and false claims/Qui Tam cases. Ms. Evans is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and was named as a Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2015. She is rated as one of Northern California Super Lawyers®, and is peer review AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Evans is also on the Board of Governors for AAJ and Public Justice and an active member of SFTLA. She is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia.

Lori Andrus is a founding partner of Andrus Anderson LLP, based in San Francisco, California. Ms. Andrus specializes in class actions and complex litigation, encompassing a wide range of subject matter. In recent years, Ms. Andrus has focused her practice on equal pay cases. Ms. Andrus has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. The National Law Journal named Ms. Andrus as one of the nation’s 75 “Outstanding Women Lawyers.” Ms. Andrus graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law.

Sarah London is a skilled and experienced advocate for the injured and consumers, distinguishing herself as an active member of fourteen trial teams. Sarah currently handles defective drug and medical device product injury cases as well as environmental disaster cases, such as the Plains Oil Spill. A Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years and 2015 finalist for CAOC Streetfighter of the Year, Sarah has held CAOC leadership positions including her current position as Women’s Caucus Education Co-Chair.

Mark Burton has practiced with Hersh & Hersh for 20 years and is also Of Counsel to Audet & Partners.  He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1991, a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1995, where he was an associate editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review. During law school he clerked for the San Francisco Superior Court and practiced as a certified law clerk at the Contra Costa Public Defenders Office. Mr. Burton’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including class and non-class action claims involving mass torts, product liability, personal injury, employment claims and consumer class actions. He has tried cases successfully in state and federal courts in a variety of matters and has been recognized as a Rising Star Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer since 2009. The Legal website AVVO give him its highest rating at “Superb 10.0”. Previously, Mr. Burton represented the State of New Mexico as a Special Assistant Attorney General prosecuting pharmaceutical fraud and represented one of the whistleblowers in the $1.4 Billion settlement on behalf of the United States against Eli Lilly (one of the largest recovery on behalf of the United States at the time).  Recently, he tried the first UberX employment status case to go to arbitration.  Mr. Burton is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving complex litigation, has written several articles, serves as a trustee of Golden Gate University and is an advisor to the Dean of GGU Law School. Mr. Burton has been appointed as a mediator, a discovery facilitator, an expert witness in legal malpractice cases and as a state bar fee arbitrator.


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