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Hon. James P. Kleinberg (Ret.)

Hon. James P. Kleinberg (Ret.)

JAMS
Former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge, Complex Civil Litigation
San Jose, CA, USA


Judge Kleinberg retired from the Superior Court of California in April, 2014 after 11 1/2 years of service. Since then he has served as a neutral with JAMS based in both the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices handling arbitration, mediation, mock trials and appeals, and special court assignments. During his last three years on the bench he supervised the Complex Civil Litigation department, and prior to that he was the supervising judge of the civil department, as well as handling law and motion, discovery, bench, and jury trials.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967 Judge Kleinberg was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. In 1969 he entered commercial litigation practice with a firm in San Francisco where he became a partner. In 1983 he joined McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (later Bingham McCutchen) as a litigation partner in San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. For over thirty-three years he had a national and international business litigation practice with an emphasis on intellectual property, antitrust, securities, corporate governance, and contract issues. He was listed for over ten years in the publication “Best Lawyers in America.” He also served for over ten years as an advisor to the Litigation Section of the State Bar, is a Holton Teaching Fellow at the Haas Graduate School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, and has served as a member of the American College of Business Court Judges. In 2013 he was named “Outstanding Jurist” by the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and in 2014 he was named “Trial Judge of the Year” by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association. He serves as co-ombudsperson in a program initiated by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. He has been a frequent speaker at programs presented by PLI, the ABA, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco and Santa Clara Bar Associations. Judge Kleinberg currently serves as a board member for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers-Northern California, the Ingram American Inn of Court, and the Campaign for Legal Services.
Hon. James P. Kleinberg (Ret.) is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment A View from the Bench: Special Issues Posed by Trade Secrets Cases and How Lawyers and Courts Can Adapt - Trade Secrets 2017: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, Friday, November 10, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio A View from the Bench: Special Issues Posed by Trade Secrets Cases and How Lawyers and Courts Can Adapt - A View from the Bench: Special Issues Posed by Trade Secrets Cases and How Lawyers and Courts Can Adapt , Friday, November 10, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg A View from the Bench: Special Issues Posed by Trade Secrets Cases and How Lawyers and Courts Can Adapt - A View from the Bench: Special Issues Posed by Trade Secrets Cases and How Lawyers and Courts Can Adapt , Friday, November 10, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trade Secrets 2017: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Trade Secrets 2018: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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