Sexual Harassment Goes Digital

News of the $20 million settlement reached in the FOX News sexual harassment suit has us—and other commentators—thinking about the current wave of sexual harassment claims. Sexual harassment remains a significant and expensive issue for employers even after all these years. The EEOC received more than 6,800 sexual harassment charges in 2015, and obtained more than Read more about Sexual Harassment Goes Digital[…]

Remedies Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

By Scott Hampton, Karen Romrell, Aaron Burgoyne, and Ashley Bailey On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).  The DTSA creates a federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets.  The DTSA has similarities to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), which sought to provide a Read more about Remedies Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016[…]

Book Review: Trials of The Century

Trials of the Century: A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes By Mark J. Phillips and Aryn Z. Phillips Trials of the Century is a study in opposites.  Its often-gruesome subject matter is discussed with tact and a simple matter-of-factness; it is scholarly, thoroughly-researched yet wholly accessible; the authors apply a keen Read more about Book Review: Trials of The Century[…]

Announcing PAABA Member Directory

Beginning this summer, PAABA will be introducing a new member benefit: a members-only directory.  Members will be able to browse by practice area to find other local, community-oriented attorneys for referrals and consultations. If you are already a PAABA member and want to be included in the Directory, please register here. If you are not Read more about Announcing PAABA Member Directory[…]

Job Opportunity – Business Litigation

Experienced business/litigation attorney seeks contract attorney looking to build practice, with an eye toward possible future transfer of practice. Contact: Stephen R. Pappas, Esq. 550 S. California Avenue Suite 320 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650)858-8400 (650)858-8411 fax (650)804-9299 cell

Call for Articles

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association (PAABA) is currently accepting articles for publication on   We welcome short (150-1000 word) substantive articles on topics of interest to our membership, as well as substantive articles on legislative and policy updates, firm announcements, profiles of interesting attorneys, and reviews of books that are either authored by Bay Read more about Call for Articles[…]

The County of Santa Clara, District Attorney’s Office is hiring for Deputy District Attorneys I/II/III/IV

Job Title: Attorney I – District Attorney Closing Date/Time: Wed. 08/12/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time Salary: $48.78 – $51.22 Hourly $3,902.16 – $4,097.76 Biweekly $8,454.68 – $8,878.48 Monthly $101,456.16 – $106,541.76 Annually Job Type: Full-Time Location: San Jose Metropolitan Area, California Final Filing Date: Wed. 08/12/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time Under direction, to perform professional Read more about The County of Santa Clara, District Attorney’s Office is hiring for Deputy District Attorneys I/II/III/IV[…]

Office for Sublease

Palo Alto Law Firm has 1 A-/B+ office for sublease at $1,400.00 with a qualified subtenant near California Avenue train station and the Palo Alto County Courthouse. Conveniently located near El Camino Real and Oregon Expwy./Page Mill Rd. Reception area, use of large conference room, kitchen access, furnished or unfurnished, free parking, daily cleaning. Services Read more about Office for Sublease[…]

Welcome to PAABA: Introduction

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association developed out of a need for community. The meetings started out small, as lunches between fellow practitioners and neighbors. It was the early 1930s, before the concept of “power lunches” and the proliferation of books on networking. Commutes wound through orchards and along marshlands. Luncheon debates of the day probably concerned the nation’s Read more about Welcome to PAABA: Introduction[…]