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Merri A. Baldwin

Merri A. Baldwin

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

San Francisco, CA, USA


Merri Baldwin is a shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell in San Francisco, 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 a past 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 served as the President of the Bar Association of San Francisco for 2017. Ms. Baldwin frequently lectures to attorneys and professional organizations on issues related to litigation, legal malpractice and ethics issues, and she is a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches professional responsibility. Ms. Baldwin co-edited The Law of Lawyers’ Liability (ABA/First Chair Press 2012) and 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:
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         - TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 2017
Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         - Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         , Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 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
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         - Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         , Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Discoverability of Witness Interviews in California: Application of the Work Product Doctrine and the Attorney-Client Privilege - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion No. 2012-183 - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Steven E. Fagell, Benjamin S. Haley and Anthony Vitarelli, Practical Guide for Maintaining Privilege Over an Internal Investigation (April 14, 2014) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution, Monday, March 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Cloud Computing 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance , Monday, May 28, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Transcripts  Transcripts Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         - Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media         , Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Legal Ethics and the Cloud - Legal Ethics and the Cloud, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 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
PLI’s California MCLE Marathon 2019: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 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
PLI’s California MCLE Marathon 2019: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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