AUDRA S. IBARRA
AUDRA S. IBARRA is an experienced civil and white-collar appellate attorney. She has a solo appellate practice and is also of counsel to California Appellate Law Group (CALG). Clients and attorneys who prefer to work with her one-on-one engage her in her solo capacity. Those who prefer a team approach follow her to CALG. She represents organizations and individuals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal. She consults on attorney fee and dispositive motions, as well as trial strategy. She has over a decade of appellate experience and has personally tried 40 jury trials. She is a former supervising Assistant US Attorney, litigator at a large national law firm, and Deputy District Attorney. She has received national recognition and awards for her cases. She regularly publishes articles on trends in appellate law, particularly in the area of attorney fee appeals.
BENJAMIN G. SHATZ
BENJAMIN G. SHATZ Co-Chairs Manatt’s Appellate Practice Group. He has briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal, covering areas of law including entertainment, copyright, trademark, employment, land use, banking, insurance, product liability, professional liability, wrongful death, punitive damages, class actions, anti-SLAPP and unfair competition. Before joining Manatt, Mr. Shatz was in the appellate department of an international law firm. He also served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Johnston, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada, and as extern to The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a frequent lecturer and author, having been published in California Litigation, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Inside Counsel, The Daily Journal, The Recorder, For the Defense, California Defender, CEB Civil Litigator Reporter, and many other legal publications.