J.D. University of Chicago Law School 1977.
A.B. University of California, Berkeley 1973, with Honors.
Member, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2010-2013;
appointed Chair on January 1, 2012, by Chief Judge James S. Ware.
Associate Professor of Law, 1985 – 1992.
Instructor, Legal Writing and Research
Hastings College of the Law, 1983 - 1984.
Banchero Law Firm LLP, 2008 - 2015.
Kastner | Banchero LLP, 2004 - 2008.
Banchero Law Firm LLP, 2000 - 2004
Banchero & Lasater, 1986 - 1999.
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
San Francisco, 1981 - 1985.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
New York, 1977 - 1979.
Research Assistant, Impeachment Inquiry
of President Richard M. Nixon, 1973 - 74.
Judiciary Committee, U. S. House of Representatives; Transcribed tapes of presidential conversations.
New York 1978 -- no longer active
U. S. Courts of Appeals
Second, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Courts
Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern
Districts of California
District of Massachusetts
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Eastern District of Michigan
A Versatile Trial Lawyer and Counselor
Jeff has been lead counsel in many jury trials, arbitrations, injunction proceedings, and appeals in California and elsewhere in the United States.
Tel. (415) 955-9101
Lectures and Presentations
"Expert Evidence in the Assessment of Damages"
Presented at the International Bar Association Convention.
San Francisco, Sept. 2003
Address to the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association, "Contract Issues for the Representative"
NEMRA National Convention, Washington, D.C., March 2003
"Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination in California"
Presented at Lorman Education Services seminar.
San Francisco, May 2001
Speaker, Investiture of Thomas A. Balmer as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon
Salem, Oregon, November 13, 2001
Professional Organizations and Clubs
Visiting Committee, 2009-2011
The University of Chicago Law School
Member, Board of Directors,
Institute for the Study and Development of
Legal Systems (ISDLS), 2000 – 2012.
Member and General Counsel,
Board of Directors, Magic Theatre, 1998 - 2003.
Chair, Legal Committee, 2002 - 2004
Member, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2008
The Olympic Club, San Francisco
President, Cercle de l’Union, 2000 – 2001
Rated AV Preeminent
(highest designation given by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system)
Designated as a Northern California Super Lawyer
He brings this extensive litigation experience to a complementary employment and transactional practice. Jeff regularly negotiates employment and severance agreements for executives at all levels. He also provides corporate advice to emerging and other small-cap companies and partnerships.
Jeff worked for many years with the Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems (ISDLS) in international legal reform. He helped develop mediation and case-management reforms in courts in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. His work in this area is summarized in Legal Reform.
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