Small Firm | Solo Practitioner Committee


The Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Committee is a newly formed APABA Silicon Valley committee.  The Committee plans to provide educational seminars focusing on best practices for small firm attorneys and solo practitioners.  The Committee also plans to be a resource for members interested in pursuing careers in small firms or starting their own law firms.

For more information, please contact our committee co-chairs.


CO-CHAIRS

Todd Iketani | tiketani@wongrees.com

Todd Iketani is an attorney at Wong & Rees LLP.  He represents intellectual property clients in a variety of fields including mobile computing, digital imaging, optical networking, non-volatile memories, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging, motion control, computer architecture, medical devices and applications, streaming media, GPS navigation, and computer software. He has worked in the U.S. and internationally for technology firms including Align Technology, StreamCast Networks, Compaq, Lockheed-Martin, and Hughes Aircraft Company. Todd is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (BS Engineering) and the University of Southern California (MSEE). He received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law where he served on the editorial board of the Computer and High Technology Law Journal and competed nationally as a member of the SCU Trial Team.

 
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Mark Punzalan | markp@punzalanlaw.com

Mark Punzalan is the principal attorney at Punzalan Law, P.C. Mark is experienced in complex litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. Mark has represented businesses, consumers, investors, and public entities concerning many types of legal matters, including commercial disputes, unfair and deceptive business practices, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud allegations, antitrust, and data privacy. Mark graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Minor in English. He received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he was a Committee Chair on the Honors Moot Court Board and received the Best Brief and Cali Excellence for the Future awards in Appellate Advocacy.

 
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David Park is a partner in Horner & Park, LLP.  He focuses on comprehensive estate planning, probate administration and probate litigation.  He received his law degree from University of San Diego School of Law and undergraduate degrees in Behavioral Science and Psychology from San Jose State University.  In his spare time, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family. 

 

Richard Schramm | rschramm@eralawyers.com

Richard Schramm is a partner with Employment Rights Attorneys, LLP.  For 27 years he has represented employees and employers before state and federal agencies, and in state and federal courts on all types of employment matters:  wage-hour disputes, discrimination and wrongful termination cases, contract and tort issues.  Mr. Schramm has also been lead counsel in several class action matters, has extensive trial experience, and has argued a number of times before the Courts of Appeals.  He is also the former co-chair of several committees for the California Employment Lawyers Association, active in the National Employment Lawyers Association, chaired the Silicon Valley Employment Lawyers Assn, and been an editor and author for the ABA’s authoritative annual textbook on the Fair Labor Standards Act.  He has co-authorized three Amicus Curiae briefs, has a number of published cases, and his cases have led to legislative enactments of two new laws since 2014.  He is currently a member of the SCCBA’s Board of Trustees, and he is the SCCBA’s delegate to the American Bar Association. 

Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Schramm was a Wage-Hour Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Investigator and Interim Director for the Equal Employment Opportunity Comm.  He has been certified by both U.S. District Courts and California Superior Courts as an expert witness on several topics.  He is a chair emeritus of the Labor/Employment Law Section of the SCCBA, former member of the Diversity Committee, Rainbow Committee, chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee, and a former Supervising Attorney for the San Jose Workers’ Rights Clinic.  He has lectured extensively on employment law issues at Santa Clara University Law School, San Jose State University, U.C. Santa Cruz, and numerous other locations.


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