Stephanie has represented domestic and international manufacturers, military contractors, and multi-national service and transportation providers in federal and state courts nationwide. She has experience litigating issues confronting both small and large companies, including defense against claims of strict liability, negligence, fraud, breach of warranty and premises liability. Her litigation experience ranges from complex product liability matters and mass tort litigation to contract disputes and property damage claims.
Stephanie’s practice covers all phases of civil litigation, including mediation, trials and appeals, and she works closely with clients throughout the litigation process on complex discovery issues, including electronic discovery. She has obtained summary judgment on behalf of her clients in several jurisdictions, and has successfully defended motions based on jurisdictional issues, including the Montreal Convention, as well as discovery disputes and evidentiary matters.
Stephanie published an article on personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations in The Brief, a national publication of the American Bar Association, and has authored articles on the Montreal Convention, preemption in the field of air safety, and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding personal jurisdiction for the Aircraft Builders Council. Stephanie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and International Aviation Womens Association. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, she externed for the Honorable William Q. Hayes, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, and interned with the Appellate Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s office.