JOSEPH W. COTCHETT
As stated by the National Law Journal, JOSEPH W. COTCHETT is considered by plaintiffs and defense attorneys alike to be one of the foremost trial lawyers in the country. He has been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the nation for the past 15 years and in 2013, was named by Super Lawyers to be the number ONE lawyer in Northern California as named by his peers. To read more about Mr. Cotchett, visit www.cpmlegal.com
NANCY L. FINEMAN
NANCY L. FINEMAN, who received her A.B. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, is a principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Burlingame. Her practice emphasizes complex business litigation, employment litigation, securities cases, antitrust and intellectual property. She primarily represents plaintiffs, but also has significant experience in representing defendants and with appellate cases. Ms. Fineman was named as a Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2014 by Public Justice, a trial lawyer of the year for 2014 by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, a 2010-2011 Woman of Achievement by California Women Lawyers, a Litigator of the Week by the Am Law Litigation Daily, the 2012 Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California Women's Caucus, a California Super Lawyer every year since 2004, and among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers of America for 2011. Ms. Fineman served on the California State Bar Board of Trustees as well as many other legal Boards and Commissions. She serves as a Judge Pro Tem for San Mateo County Superior Court. Ms. Fineman has authored several articles and is a frequent speaker for CEB and other professional organizations on litigation matters.
MELINDA S. RIECHERT
MELINDA S. RIECHERT, Partner at Morgan Lewis, has experience litigating and arbitrating both class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes. Melinda has won numerous summary judgments, arbitration awards and court and jury trials. To read more about Melinda, please visit www.morganlewis.com