CHARLES R. RICE
Mr. Rice is a litigation partner who specializes in securities and business cases as well as other complex litigation for companies, governmental agencies and individuals. He joined the Firm in 1981 after clerking for the late U.S. District Judge Albert C. Wollenberg.
Mr. Rice has successfully litigated a wide range of cases in arbitration and state and federal trial and appellate courts and also advises clients on how to avoid or minimize litigation. For example, he helped win a judgment for three corporate officers and directors in one of the longest securities fraud trials in the history of the local federal courts and has successfully defended several arbitration claims by disgruntled investors on behalf of investment advisers.
Mr. Rice has been a member of the Board of Governors for the Northern California branch of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He was the founding editor of the ABTL Report for Northern California and continues to write a regular column on litigation practices for that publication. He also has written articles on litigation for the San Francisco Recorder and other publications. In addition, he has spoken on litigation and arbitration topics for groups of lawyers, arbitrators and expert witnesses. He has been named repeatedly as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine.
Mr. Rice received his A.B. degree with general and special honors from the University of Chicago in 1975. He received his law degree in 1980 from Boalt Hall at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an Editor of the California Law Review.
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