Debra has been rated among the “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal as a result of her impressive track record of success before judges, juries and administrative hearing officers. She was also listed as one of Lawdragon Magazine’s “Top 500 Leading Litigation Lawyers.” She has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2004 and is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell.
Debra recently published an article in BNA's Health Law Reporter entitled "California Anti-SLAPP Motions in a Post-Fahlen World," which covers a recent California Supreme Court ruling that significantly impacts the Anti-SLAPP motion’s viability in cases involving hospital peer review actions. She also published an article in the Daily Journal entitled “High court backs landowners in abandoned railway dispute,” which highlights key aspects of the United States Supreme Court decision in favor of landowners in a pivotal Fifth Amendment property rights case that will allow thousands of people to maintain ownership of millions of acres of land across the country.
Debra has developed an MCLE program, “Boilerplate Bombshells: Commonly Ignored Standard Terms That Can Torpedo Your Case,” in which she advises transactional and litigation counsel about the pitfalls of common “boilerplate” terms in contracts and how to avoid them. Debra has presented this program to in-house counsel throughout California and New York.
Debra has also developed a program for clients and in-house counsel, “What You Need to Know About California’s Propostion 65.” More information on this program can be found here.
In addition, Debra recently commented on California decisions involving health care data privacy and information breaches in Arent Fox’s Health Care Counsel blog in an article entitled “No Harm, No Foul: California Court Denies Class Action Bid Seeking $4 Billion from Provider.” A link to the Health Care Counsel blog can be found here.
Debra is a frequent lecturer and commentator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the media. She has also lectured on trial strategy at Loyola Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law.