TABLE OF CONTENTS
SUPER LAWYERS / NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 2011
16 COMMON TOUCH
Terry McMahon’s working-class roots helped
make him an uncommonly good IP attorney.
BY JOE MULLICH
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22 BLOWING THE
WHISTLE ON FRAUD
How Eric Havian became one of the
nation’s top ‘giant-killers.’
BY STAN SINBERG
26 VOICE OF CALM
Once a child soldier in Lebanon, Haitham
E. Ballout helps others rebuild their lives
in the U.S.
BY G. PATRICK PAWLING
8 WORD FOR WORD
Four attorneys on the best advice they’ve
AS TOLD TO ADRIENNE SCHOFHAUSER
Therese Lawless and Heidi Timken tell us
about their mentors; Rising Stars spotlights
BY ADRIENNE SCHOFHAUSER AND AMY KATES
12 Q&A: DAVID TYRA
The employment lawyer on representing
former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and
saving the state $2 billion.
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND EDITED BY
114 BY THE NUMBERS
A few interesting details in the numbers
30 DETAIL PERSON
from the Annual List.
To Susan Popik, insurance law is riveting stuff.
BY ROSE NISKER
32 SIMPLE JUSTICE
Kevin M. Fong brings old-fashioned
elegance to the appellate court.
BY JUNE D. BELL
THE ANNUAL LIST
36 SELECTION PROCESS
38 THE TOP LISTS
42 LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
50 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
105 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
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COVER AND CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY GREGORY COWLEY