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Janet defends clients in complex (often multi-plaintiff) tort and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She often works on multi-district litigation, class actions, and coordinated actions, serving either as national and lead counsel or as regional or local counsel as part of a broader legal team. Her clients include pharmaceutical and medical device companies (from start-ups to large global companies), managed care companies, and higher education institutions.


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1989, J.D., Moot Court Honors Board
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1985, B.A., Political Science

  • California

  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (board member, 2013-2015)
  • Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production and International Electronic Information Management and Disclosure (2007-present)
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Committee 2001-2003)
  • Defense Research Institute, member (1996 to present); speaker at Annual Meeting (2002)
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, speaker at numerous seminars (1999-2001 and 2004)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (board member 2002-2003)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Litigation Attorney of the Year, Los Angeles Business Journal (2020)
  • Innovative Leadership Award, Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards (2020) 
  • Named to Top Women Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal (2020) 
  • Named One of the Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal (2018) 
  • Listed in Super Lawyers in Civil Litigation Defense