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Robert Barrett

Robert Barrett

College of Law and Public Service

Educational Background

  • Georgetown Law, JD/MSFS (Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Foreign Service), 1980
  • Georgetown Law Journal, Staff, 1978; Editor, 1979; Dean’s List; top 20%
  • Georgetown, BA, 1976 summa cum laude


Pretrial, trial, arbitration, mediation, Cumis counsel. Professional responsibility: fee arbitration counsel, expert witness, Bar moral character consultant.

Additional Information

Current and Former Bar, Community, and Education Activities

  • U.S. Department of State Fulbright Specialist Program 2023-2026
  • California State Bar Provisional Licensure Working Group 2020
  • Minzu University of China, Beijing: Visiting Professor, Summer 2019
  • Sias International University, Henan Province, Zhengzhou: Guest Lecture 2018
  • California Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct (Chair 1997-98)
  • California State Bar Business Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Business Law and Litigation Sections
  • Los Angeles County Bar Volunteers in Parole Program Board of Advisors
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Civilian Volunteer
  • Marquis Who’s Who In: America; American Law; Education; others

Lecturer, California State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers

  • A Brief Refresher: Avoiding Bar Discipline and Malpractice Liability
    January 2001- present, San Fernando Valley Bar Annual MCLE Marathon
  • Avoiding the Bar’s Attention: A Quiet Client is a Happy Client
    February 2010 & 2014, Santa Clarita Valley Bar Assn; March 2010, Antelope Valley Bar
  • Conflicts of Interest in Workers Compensation Practice: Who is the Client?
    September 1997, Panelist: California State Bar Annual Meeting Program
  • Proposed Rule 4-110: Handling Client Payment Advancements
    May 1997, Moderator: Panel of California State Bar Third Annual Ethics Symposium
  • Conflicts and Confidentiality: Trouble at Upper Black Eddy
    1996 – 97, Panelist: CEB Programs: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Santa Monica, San Diego
  • Still Marching to Its Own Drummer: California Ethics – Leader or Maverick?
    May 1996, Moderator: Panel of California State Bar Second Annual Ethics Symposium
  • Malpractice Loss Prevention and Avoidance of Bar Discipline
    May 1995, Speaker: San Fernando Valley Bar; June 1996 Culver/Marina Bar

Law Firms

1988-90 Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine
1987-88 Shea & Gould
1984-87 Skadden
1982-84 Morgan Lewis
1980-82 Latham & Watkins

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