Loyola Law School, Los Angeles,
JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015
California State University, Sacramento,
B.S., Criminal Justice, 2010
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Order of the Coif, Member
AAJ Regional Mock Trial Competition– First Place Team
Sayre McNeil Scholar, Fall 2014–Spring 2015
Byrne Trial Advocacy Scholarship, Fall 2014–Spring 2015
Hugh & Hazel Darling/Faculty Academic Honors Scholarship, Recipient
California State University, Sacramento
Full Academic Football Scholarship, Recipient, 2006–2010
Sacramento State Football Program, Team Captain, 2009–2010
NCAA Academic All-American Honors, Recipient, 2006–2009
Thompson Coburn LLP
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Summer Associate, 2014
Geoff is an associate in Thompson Coburn's Labor & Employment group, which represents employers in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.
Geoff helps companies handle claims of harassment, discrimination, ADA violations, and state-law wage and hour claims. He has significant experience defending companies facing Unruh Act violations. Geoff and the Firm's other California-based employment litigators advise clients on day-to-day employment questions and draft policies, employee handbooks, and employment agreements.
In addition to his work with labor and employment clients, Geoff has represented clients in the areas of insurance fraud, corporate litigation, appellate and commercial real estate. He has handled complex litigation matters for a major national insurance company and a national telecommunications company.
Geoff is a skilled writer who often drafts both pretrial and trial materials, including motions in limine, opening and closing statements, cross and direct examinations, evidence charts, and proposed verdict forms. He also drafts motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, consumer arbitration briefs, motions to compel arbitration and mediation briefs.
Geoff is knowledgeable in financial services matters including TCPA, Rosenthal Act, FDCPA, FCRA, and probate matters, and has litigated consumer financial services disputes brought under the TCPA, FDCPA, RFDCPA, and FCRA.
Co-author, “Beyond Lost Rent,”
Real Estate Weekly, January 6, 2016
Co-author, Possible Changes to the Federal Trade Commission's “Holder Rule” Could Affect Consumer Finance,
The Banking Law Journal, July/August 2016
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