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Deborah S. Ballati

  • Attorney at Law
  • Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP
  • Russ Building, 30th Floor
    235 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, California 94104
  • Email: dballati@fbm.com
  • Phone: (415) 954-4426
  • Cell: 415-279-4426
  • Company Phone: (415) 954-4400
  • Fax: (415) 954-4480

Education

  • Undergraduate: BA Stanford University, 1972
  • Law School: University of California,Hastings College of the L

Career History

  • Farella Braun + Martel, LLP (1977-present)
  • Law Offices of Garrett McEnerney, II (1975-1977)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association (2002-2003)
  • Member, Governing Committee, Forum Committee on the Construction of the American Bar Association (1997-2000)
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers (1997 to present)
  • Chair, Division 10 Steering Committee, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association (1994-1997)
  • Chair, Hastings College of Advocacy, University of California Hastings College of the Law (1993 forward)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, California AGC Legal Advisory Committee
  • Member, Women Rainmakers’ Roundtable (1997-1998)
  • Member, Women Construction Owners and Executives

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Proving and Calculating Owner Damages”, Construction Education Management Corporation and Construction Business Review Magazine (April 1991)
  • “Legislation Since Croson”, The Construction Lawyer, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (January 1993)
  • “Legislative Update: Criminal Penalties in Federal Environmental Statutes”, The Construction Lawyer, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (August 1993)
  • “Legislation Division Update”, The Construction Lawyer (October 1993)
  • “Basics of Insurance Coverage”, Litigation Section of the San Francisco Bar Association (Dec. 1994)
  • “Update on Federal Construction Funding and Legislation”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (April 1995)
  • “California’s Experience with MBE/WBE/DBE Preference Programs after Croson”, AGC Legal Advisory Committee (September 1995)
  • “State False Claim Acts: Expanding the Federal Model”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry” (January 1996)
  • “Hot Tips for Contract Drafting”, Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas and Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education Program Materials (February 1996)
  • Privatizing Governmental Functions (2001) (Editor)
  • “Delivering on the Forum Mission”, The Construction Lawyer (Fall 2002)
  • “Looking to the Future of the Forum”, The Construction Lawyer (Spring 2003)
  • “Looking to the Future of the Forum”, The Construction Lawyer (Summer 2003)
  • “Delivering on the Forum Mission”, The Construction Lawyer (Winter 2003)
  • Powerine II and County of San Diego v. Ace:  Policies Covering “Expenses” Insure Against Environmental Agency-Ordered Cleanups, but Coverage for “Damages” Alone Requires a Lawsuit (September 2005)
  • Alert:  Protecting Your Status As An Additional Insured (June 2006)
  • “False Claims in Construction Contracts: Federal, State and Local”, Chicago:  Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association (2007) (Chapter Author) <li”>New California Court of Appeal Case Supports Policyholder Argument Regarding “Stacking” Consecutive Policy Limits (January 2009)
  • Success in Claim Resolution and Mediation:  The Insurance Component (2010)
  • The Annotated Construction Law Glossary (August 2010) (Contributor)
  • Justin Sweet:  An Anthology of Construction Law Writings (2010) (Editor)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Construction Site Injuries, California Trial Lawyers Association (October 1992)
  • Ensuring Diversity in California Construction Projects, AGC Legal Advisory Committee (October 1994)
  • Update on Federal Construction Funding and Legislation, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (April 1995)
  • 34th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys (Program Moderator), Victor O. Schinnerer (May 1995)
  • Insurance Seminar for Business Law and Business Litigation Section of San Mateo County Bar Association (September 1995)
  • Battling for the Bucks, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (January 1996)
  • Civil Litigation Practice: Annual Recent Developments Programs, State Bar of California and University of California Continuing Education of the Bar (1996-2008)
  • Hot Tips for Contract Drafting, State Bar of Texas and Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (February 1996)
  • Reducing a Thirty Day Trial to A One Week Mediation, 11th Annual Construction Superconference (December 1996)
  • Hurry Up and Slow Down: Dealing with Delays in Construction Projects, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (Program Co-Chair) (January 1997)
  • ALI-ABA, Negotiating Construction Disputes (February 2009)

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

9th Circuit Court of Appeal

United States District Court (Eastern District of California)

United States District Court (Northern District of California)

Community Activities

  • Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, Board Member and President
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco, Board Member
  • Enterprise for High School Students
  • National Center for Youth Law, 25th Anniversary Dinner Committee

 



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