The Board of Governors of the California State Bar appointed San Francisco attorney David Newdorf to the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section. The three-year appointment begins September 28, 2008. A former San Francisco Deputy City Attorney and a lawyer at a major international law firm, Mr. Newdorf has been lead counsel in more than 100 lawsuits, trials and appeals in the state and federal courts. His law firm, Newdorf Legal serves the litigation needs of business and public entities.
Established in 1983, the Litigation Section is a voluntary membership association for attorneys who share an interest in litigation. The section is led by a fifteen-member Executive Committee comprised of attorneys from across the state and by a ten-member panel of advisors who are prominent attorneys and state and federal judges.
The Litigation Section, with 11,000 members, is the largest section of the State Bar. According to its mission statement, the Section aims “to promote excellence in all areas affecting dispute resolution, including the protection of the rights of all litigants, pre-trial discovery, the expeditious trial of lawsuits, alternative dispute resolution, effective judicial administration, uniform rules of court, and the protection and preservation of the independence of a judiciary of high quality.”