EDUCATION: Los Angeles public schools; A.B. Stanford, "With Great Distinction" (Phi Beta Kappa, three varsity athletic letters, Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellow); J.D. Harvard Law School, "Cum Laude" (Roscoe Pound Prize).
MILITARY: Active duty as enlisted person-served in air police unit-California Air National Guard; commissioned as legal officer, U.S. Naval Reserve (honorably discharged).
PROFESSIONAL: Member California Bar Association. Tried civil and criminal jury and non-jury trials in California and federal courts. Argued cases before U.S. Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Court of Appeal.
Judge, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (The Hague) (1981-1984), (1997-2001) (designated by the United States). Member of various U.S. and international arbitration panels.
Partner in Los Angeles law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (1965-1987) and principal in the firm of Sanders, Barnet, Goldman, Simons & Mosk, P.C. (1987-2000).
Chair and Co-Chair, Classification and Rating Administration of Motion Picture Assoc. of America (1994-2000).
GOVERNMENT: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 5 (2001-__); Judge, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (The Hague) (1981-1984, 1997-2001); Substitute Judge, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (1984-1997).
Special Deputy Federal Public Defender (1975-76), on leave of absence from law firm - handled federal criminal cases, including jury trials; Federal Indigent Defense Panel.
Law clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner (1964-65). Member of Staff of President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) (1964).
CIVIC: Member of American Law Institute, American Society of International Law, American Judicature Society, Mass Claims Steering Committee of Permanent Court of Arbitration, California Judges Association.
Was a member of Independent Commission On The Los Angeles Police Department (Christopher Commission) (1991), Los Angeles City-County Board of Inquiry on Brush Fires, Los Angeles County Commission on Judicial Procedures (Chair), Board of Trustees of Los Angeles County Law Library, Board of Directors of the California Museum of Science and Industry, Board of Directors of Town Hall of California, Stanford Athletic Board.
ACADEMIC: Taught courses at U.S.C. Law Center; T.C. Beirne School of Law at Queensland University, Australia; Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands); Duke-Geneva University program; lectured at various law schools and colleges throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Published numerous articles for law reviews and newspapers.
BAR ASSOCIATIONS: Member of American, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills Bar Associations; American Judicature Society and American Society of International Law. Was President of Los Angeles Chapter of Federal Bar Association and member of executive committees of the California State Bar Association Criminal Law Section and American Bar Association International Law Section.