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Merri A. Baldwin

Merri A. Baldwin

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, PC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Merri Baldwin is a shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, where her practice focuses on attorney liability and commercial litigation.  She handles claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as motions to disqualify and for sanctions.  She regularly counsels lawyers and law firms on legal ethics and law practice management issues.  She represents attorneys in disciplinary matters before the State Bar of California, and has extensive experience handling attorney-client fee disputes.  Ms. Baldwin is the Chair of the State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.  She is a co-chair of the Legal Malpractice subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section Committee on Professional Services Litigation.  Ms. Baldwin is the President-Elect of the Bar Association of San Francisco for 2016.  Ms. Baldwin frequently lectures to attorneys and professional organizations on issues related to litigation, legal malpractice and ethics issues, and she is an adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.  Ms. Baldwin co-edited The Law of Lawyers’ Liability (ABA/First Chair Press 2012) and since 2006 she has served as a consulting editor for the Attorney Fee Agreement Forms Manual, published by Continuing Education of the Bar, California.  Prior to law school, Ms. Baldwin was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics.

Education

J.D., University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall)

B.A., Smith College
Magna Cum Laude with high honors

Merri A. Baldwin is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Cloud Computing 2017: Key Issues and Practical Guidance, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Web Segment  Web Segment Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Cloud Computing 2017: Key Issues and Practical Guidance, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Lawyers Operating in the Cloud: Ethics and Related Issues (Substantive Outline) - Cloud Computing 2017: Key Issues and Practical Guidance, Thursday, June 01, 2017
New York City Bar Association Committee on Small Law Firms: The Cloud and the Small Law Firm: Business, Ethics and Privilege Considerations (November 2013) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
NYCLA Ethics Opinion 745: Advising a Client Regarding Posts on Social Media Sites (July 2, 2013) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
District of Columbia Bar Ethics Opinion 370: Social Media I—Marketing and Personal Use - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Ethics: Formal Opinion 2015-7: Application of Attorney Advertising Rules to LinkedIn (December 2015) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Ethical Guidelines for Lawyers Operating in the Cloud - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Contracting Ethics? Legal Representation Contracts Between Large Corporate Clients and Law Firms (May 2014) - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 08, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Monday, May 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 04, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Monday, May 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 04, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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