person:alec chang

  • Jason:

    Thank you for the prompt reply.

    1. As far as Mr. Raoul Kennedy’s relationship with Skadden Arps,
    thank you for the information and obviously I stand corrected. My
    recollection was that up until the end of 2014 Mr. Kennedy was a
    “partner” (and not “of counsel”) at Skadden and that is where I was
    looking for his name — under the heading of partners. Incidentally,
    I have also noticed a similar sudden change in the status of Mr. Alec
    Chang from “partner” to that of “of counsel”, which I am sure is also
    the result of Skadden’s good faith business needs.

    2. In order to better analyze the potential conflict — and while
    keeping in mind that it is perfectly OK for judges to assume the role
    of plaintiff and for there to be minimal resulting interruptions to
    the firm which chose to assume the representation as far as conflicts
    of interest and disqualifications — I ask that you send me a copy of
    the complaint and all other pleadings, as well as a list of the
    members of the class and those who chose to opt-out.

    As far as the statute you mentioned, as applied to the facts at hand
    it is not on point. The crux of the statute is that the fact that a
    justice is represented by counsel shall not be the sole basis for a
    judicial determination of disqualification of a justice in unrelated
    actions. In essence, the fact that Justice Vance Raye, for example,
    is represented by Skadden/Kennedy shall not be the SOLE basis for
    request for judicial disqualification in unrelated actions. First,
    this statute does not pass the common sense test because what you are
    advocating is that if Skadden/Kennedy is representing Justice Vance
    Raye in a personal injury matter against a restaurant, for example, I
    will be prohibited from seeking to disqualify Raye in this case —
    that does not make sense. Second, this statute applies only to ONE
    justice, and in the case at hand Mr. Kennedy represents (as of now and
    assuming none chose to opt out) the entire qualified panel of justices
    of the Third District. Third, and most importantly, per the statute,
    the representation must be the “sole” basis. Here, the
    representations of Skadden/ Kennedy is NOT the sole basis. Rather,
    there is an additional basis for the disqualification — which is the
    fact that Skadden itself is also a DEFENDANT in the “unrelated
    action,” and as was previously mentioned, as of February 15, Raoul
    Kennedy himself (as well as Chang, Nolan, and various Skadden clients whom Skadden colluded with Girardi & Keese and who benefited from unlawfully retaliating against me) will be named in the upcoming federal action. For purposes of full disclosure, please note that I did not conduct any further legal research in analyzing the statute and my position is based only on what you forwarded to me as anattachment.

    As such, if there is a case that you want me to read to
    in support of Skadden’s contention, please forward it to me.
    Otherwise, I will seek to disqualify any and all judicial officers who
    are clients of your firm.

    In fact, my position is that under the circumstances your firm and its
    clients — each on its own accord — had a duty to make a disclosure
    of such relationship. I am enclosing for your convenience a “comment” written for the “California Judges Association” which clearly states that there are other consideration other than 811.9 that must be taken into consideration.

    Note also that also as a taxpayer and resident of California I already
    have concerns over this litigation relating mainly to the fact that
    the venue chosen to represent a Second District Court of Appeal
    Justice was his own, and the fact that a determination was made that
    the rule of necessity applies to Judge Elihu Berle whereas the
    Judicial Council could have chosen a judge which was not part of the
    class i.e. a recently appointed judge or a retired judge, such as
    Leslie Nichols who retired prior to 2008.

    3. In connection with Mr. Chang, I have also noticed that he no longer practices out of any of Skadden’s offices in California and is
    otherwise listed as practicing out of New York. At your earliest, I
    will appreciate if you provide me with the date — for purposes of
    SOL/tolling of SOL — that Mr. Chang allegedly left California for New

    4. Please note that hence forth, with the exception of pro-per
    parties (i.e. MoFo, Girardi & Keese, KVN, MTO, Arnold & Porter) any
    and all other attorneys with paying clients (i.e. Zellerbach, Kapor,
    UC, Yolo DA, Friedman), will no longer be ccd on this topic in order
    to prevent the spending of unnecessary legal fees by their clients.

    Thank you,

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    Addington Report
    African-American Online Summit
    Alan Rothenberg
    Alec Chang
    Alex Kozinski
    Alice Oliver-Parrott
    Alicemarie H. Stotler
    Allen Blumenthal
    Allen Matkins
    Allen Matkins Leck Gamble
    American Taliban
    Andrew Breitbart
    Anita Yu Westly
    Annette Carnegie
    Anthony Kline
    Antonio Villaraigosa
    Arent & Fox
    Arlen Opper
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arrow Point
    Arthur Margolis
    Article III
    Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
    Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
    Barack Obama
    Barbara George
    Barbara O’Connor
    Barclay Lynn
    Benjamin Fogel
    Berkshire Hathaway
    Bet Tzedek
    Beth Jay
    Bettina Neuefeind
    Bill Hebert
    Boalt Hall
    Brenda Kempster
    Bruce Africa
    Buchalter Nemer
    Bulgari; Eric George
    Cache Creek Casino
    California Bar Foundation
    California Bar Journal
    California Commission on Judicial Performance
    California Consumer Protection Foundation
    California Democratic Party
    California Emerging Technology Fund
    California Forward
    California Lawyers for Discipline Reform
    California Public Utilities Commission
    California State Assembly
    California Supreme Court
    Calvo & Clark
    Carlos Bustamante
    Carlos Moreno
    Caspar Weinberger
    Catherine Purcell
    Chanan Reitblat
    Chancery Club
    Charles Schwab
    Charles Siller
    Chief Justice
    Chief Trial Counsel
    Chris Young
    Christa & Jackson
    Christian Pantages
    Claire Cooper
    Connie Merriett
    Consumer Watchdog
    Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
    Countywide Financial Services
    Craig Holden
    Cristobal Bonifaz
    CWS Enterprises
    Dan Morian
    Daniel Zaheer
    David Burrow
    David Cameron Carr
    David Grove
    David Lash
    David Oppenheimer
    David Pasternak
    David Washburn
    David Wenholz
    David Werdegar
    Dawn Melton
    Dawn O’Donnell
    Dean Barbieri
    Dean Chemerinsky
    DeapWater Horizon
    Demeter Energy
    Democracy Fund Inc
    Dewey & Leboeuf
    Dian Grueneich
    Diane Curtis
    Diane Karpman
    Diane Parnes
    Diane Pritchard
    Dianne Feinstein
    Dick Costolo
    Dickstein & Zerbi
    DLA Piper
    Dole Food Company
    Donald Miles
    Donald Steedman
    Donna Lucas
    Douglas Winthrop
    Douglas Wintrhrop
    Edison International
    Edith Matthai
    Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
    Elliot Peters
    Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack
    Ephraim Margolin
    Eric George
    Eric Holder
    Eric Maier
    Eric Moore
    Erika Girardi
    Erika Jayne
    Erin Baldwin
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Esther Rodgers
    Farmers Insurance Group
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Fishkin & Slatter
    Fogel v. Farmers
    Fogel v Farmers Group
    Freada Kapor Klein
    Fred Rowley
    Gayle Murphy
    GEM Communications
    Geoffrey Brown
    Geoffrey Hazard
    Gerald Ulemen
    Gibor Basri
    Gilles Attia
    Gilmur Murray
    Ginger Bredemeier
    Girardi & Keese
    Golden Gate University
    Golden Gate Universiy
    Goodwin Liu
    Graham LippSmith
    Grant Esposito
    Gretchen Nelson
    Gwen Moore
    Harvard law School
    Hastings College of the Law
    Hearing Department
    Henry Weinstein
    Herbert Brown
    Herbert Sinclair Kerr
    Holly Fujie
    Holly Harpham
    Holly Hogan
    Howard Dickstein
    Howard Miller
    Howard Rice
    In Re Girardi
    Institute on Aging
    Ivo Labar
    J. Tonny Serra
    Jack Dorsey
    Jacqueline Scott Corley
    James Hsu
    James Robie
    James Towery
    James Wagstaffe
    James Ware
    Jamie Harley
    Jamie Harmon
    Jan Little
    Jayne Kim
    Jeannine English
    Jeff Reisig
    Jeffrey Bleich
    Jeffrey Shohet
    Jerome Falk
    Jerome Fishkin
    Jerry Brown
    Jerry Fishkin
    Jessica Tavares
    Jill Sperber
    Jim Robie
    Jim Wagstaffe
    JoAnn Remke
    JoAnne Earls Robbins
    Joe Cotchett
    Joe Longley
    John Broderick
    John Burton
    John Edwards
    John Keker
    John Noonen
    John Oliver
    John Roos
    Joilene Wood Grove
    Jon Streeter
    Jonathan Dickstein
    Joseph Grodin
    Joseph Shalant
    Joyce Kennard
    Judge James Ware
    Judith Epstein
    Judy Johnson
    Kamala Harris
    Karina Hamilton
    Karpman & Associates
    Kathryn Werdegar
    Keith Wetmore
    Keker & Van Nest
    Kelly Corcoran
    Ken Lammers
    Kerr & Wagstaffe
    Kinde Durkee
    Kreindler & Kreindler
    Kristen A. Corpion
    Lance Armstrong
    Lanny Breuer
    Larissa Parecki
    Larry Lessig
    Larry Sonsini
    Laura Chick
    Lawrence Jeff Dal Cerro
    Lawrence Yee
    Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company
    Lee Roy Selmon
    Lehman English Kelly & O’Keefe
    Leslie Brodie
    Leslie Hatamiya
    Level Playing Field Institute
    Lewis Brisbois
    Lindsay Slatter
    London Riot
    Lori Schechter
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles County Jail
    Los Angeles Superior Court
    Los Angeles Times
    Louis Shoch
    Loyola School of Law
    Lucas Public Affairs
    Lucy Armendariz
    Madge Watai
    Maier Shoch
    Major Lindsey & Africa
    Malcolm Wittenberg
    Maria Oropeza
    Maria Radwick
    Mario Camara
    Marissa Dennis
    Marissa Prayongratana
    Mark Gil-Torres
    Mark Parnes
    Mark Torres-Gil
    Marsha Berzon
    Martha Escutia
    Marvin Baxter
    Matthew Melamed
    Matthew Werdegar
    Maya Harris
    McGeorge School of Law
    Meet the Press
    Meg Whitman
    Mel Gibson
    Metropolitan Police
    Micha Liberty
    Michael Anello
    Michael Boli
    Michael Marcus
    Michael Nava
    Michael Peevey
    Michael Savage
    Michael Shames
    Michael von Loewenfeldt
    Mike Feuer
    Mike Gallagher
    Mike Nisperos
    Ming Chin
    Mitch Kapor
    Morrison C. England
    Morrison England
    Morrison & Foerster
    Munger Tolles Olson
    N. Randy Smith
    Nancy Fineman
    Nelson Holl
    Nelson Jang Holl
    Ninth Circuit
    Noah Rosenthal
    Norberto Santana
    Obama for America
    Office of Chief Trial Counsel
    Oksana Grigorieva
    Oliver North
    O’Melveny Myers
    Operation Withern
    Orly Taitz
    Pacific Legal Foundation
    Pamela Phillips
    Pasternak Pasternak & Patton
    Pat Fong Kushida
    Patrice McElroy
    Patricia Barry
    Patricia Lee
    Paul Anka
    Paul Donnachie
    Paul Kramer.
    Paul O’Brien
    Paul Triana
    People Ethical Treatment Animals
    Pete Arth
    Peter Arth
    Peter G. Keane
    Peter Keane
    Phil Kay
    Philip Maxwell
    Pierce O’Donnell
    Prerna Lal
    Puttin’ on the Ritz
    Puzzle Pieces
    R. Scott Wiley
    Rachel Abelson
    Rachel Grunberg
    Raj Chatterjee
    Raoul Kennedy
    Raymond Robie
    Res Ipsa Loquitur
    Review Department
    Rex Heinke
    Reza Gostar
    Richard Fine
    Richard Rubin
    Richard Salerno
    Richard Sander
    Rick Perry
    RICO Act
    Robb Scott
    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
    Robert Chick
    Robert Hamilton
    Robert Hawley
    Robert Scott Wiley
    Robie & Matthai
    Rod Kerr
    Ron Burkle
    Ron Olson
    Ronald George
    Ronald Gottschalk
    Ronald Stovitz
    Ronlad George
    Rory Little
    Rosemary Shahan
    Russell Weiner
    Ruthe Ashley
    Ruthe Catolico Ashley
    San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
    Sander vs. State Bar
    Sandor Samuels
    Santa Catalina Island
    Sara Granda
    Sarah Attia
    Sarah Glynn
    Sarah Redfield
    Scotland Yard
    Scott Drexel
    Sean SeLegue
    Sean Topp
    Sempra Energy
    Senator Joseph Dunn
    Sergio Garcia
    Sheldon Sloan
    Sholom Rubashkin
    Skadden Arps
    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
    Sonya Molodetskaya
    Southern California Edison
    Spire Law Group
    St Andrews University
    Stanley Arouty
    Starr Babcock
    State Bar Court
    State Bar Foundation
    State Bar of California
    State Bar of Texas
    State Farm
    Stephen Larson
    Steve Cooley
    Steve Westly
    Steven Churchwell
    Sunne Wright McPeak
    Supreme Court of California
    Susan Friery
    Susan Mac Cormac
    Susan Margolis
    Susan Rutberg
    Susan Shalit
    Suspicious Minds
    Tani Cantil Sakauye
    Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye
    Ted Frank
    Terry Collingsworth
    The California Endowment
    The Elliott Building
    The Sand Dollar
    Thomas Girardi
    Thomas Nolan
    Thomas P. O’Brien
    Thunder Valley Casino
    Tom Girardi
    Tom Layton
    Tom O’Brien
    Tony Haymet
    Tony West
    Tore Bjorn
    Torie Flournoy-England
    Tricia Weaver
    Two Harbors
    UC Berkeley Foundation
    UC Berkeley School of Law
    U.C. Hastings
    UCI Foundation
    United States Department of Justice
    University of Edinburgh
    Verizon Wireless
    Victor King
    Victor Miramontes
    Voice of OC
    Walter Lack
    Wenholz Law Firm
    William Allsup
    William Fletcher
    William Highberger
    William Wells
    Willie Brown
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Winnie the Pooh
    Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
    Young White Female
    Zurich Financial Services

  • Alphabetical List of Organizations / Individuals That Are of Interest to The Leslie Brodie Report — Year 2013

    For updates, please see @:


    AARP - American Association of Retired Persons;

    Peter Arth of CPUC;


    Robert Adler of Southern California Edison, formerly of Munger Tolles;

    Marty Africa of Lindsey Major & Africa;

    Allen Matkins;

    Ruthe Catolico Ashley (aka Ruthe Ashley);

    Lance Astrella of Astrella & Rice;


    Starr Babcock of State Bar of California;

    Ophelia Basgal, formerly of PG&E;

    Gibor Basri of UC Berkeley Foundation/ CaliforniaALL;

    Jeremy Ben Ami of J. Street;

    Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Los Angeles;

    Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson/ Obama for America;

    Richard Blum;

    Geoff Brown of CPUC;

    Frederick Brown of Gibson Dunn;

    Boyd Gaming;

    James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster / Obama for America;

    Ron Burkle of The Yucaipa Companies;

    John Burton of California Democratic Party;



    California Forward;

    California Emerging Technology Fund;

    California Consumer Protection Foundation ("CCPF");

    California Supreme Court Historical Society;

    California Endowment;

    Annette Carnegie of Morrison & Foerster;

    CB Richard Ellis;

    Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE);

    Alec Chang of Skadden Arps;

    Raj Chatterjee of Morrison & Foerster;

    Erwin Chemerinsky of UCI School of Law;

    Ming Chin, Associate Justice of California Supreme Court;

    Steve Churchwell of DLA Piper;


    Richard Claussen of Goddard Claussen;


    Joe Cotchett of Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy

    Dick Costolo of Twitter / Posterous;


    Angela Davis of US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles/ Judicial Council

    Howard Dickstein ;

    Jeannine Dickstein (aka Jeannine English);

    Jack Dorsey of Twitter/Posterous;

    DLA Piper;

    Duke Energy;

    Joe Dunn;

    Kinde Durkee;


    Edison International

    Judge Morrison England;

    Torie Flournoy-England;

    Jeannine English (aka Jeannine Dickstein);

    EPIC Church at 543 Howard;

    Martha Escutia;


    Jerome Falk of Arnold & Porter(formerly of Howard Rice);

    Judge Tim Fall of Yolo Couty Superior Court (image:courtesy photo)

    Judge Timothy Fall (aka Tim Fall) of Yolo County Superior Court;

    Nancy Fineman of Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy;

    James Brosnahan, Jeff Bleich, Willie Fletcher
    From left James Brosnahan, Unknown, Jeffrey Bleich, and Judge Willie Fletcher (Image: courtesy photo)

    William Fletcher : FOB — Friend of Bill Clinton;Democratic Party Operative; Judge with Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; UC Berkeley;

    For People of Color, Inc. — entity associated with MTO;

    Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property;

    Holly Fujie;

    Fulcrum Property;


    Ronald George;

    Eric George;

    Girardi & Keese;

    Thomas Girardi;

    Golden Pacific Bank;

    Joilene Wood Grove;

    David Grove ;

    Jasmine Guillory;


    Karina Hamilton of UC Irvine;

    Robert Hamilton of Allen Matkins;

    Leslie Hatamiya;

    Kamala Harris;

    William Hauck of Goddard Claussen;

    Robert Hawley of State Bar of California;

    Tony Haymet of Scripps Institution of Oceanography ;

    James Hsu


    Institute on Aging;


    Judy Johnson;


    Raoul Kennedy of Skadden Arps;

    Freada Klein Kapor;

    Mitchell Kapor;

    Keker & Van Nest;

    John Keker of Keker & Van Nest;

    Brenda Kempster of LINK AMERICAS Foundation

    Pat Fong-Kushida

    Stewart Kwoh


    Walter Lack of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack;

    David Lash;

    Tom Layton of State Bar of California / Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department;

    Patricia Lee

    Richard Lehman of Lehman Levi Pappas & Sadler;

    Larry Lessig;

    Level Playing Field Institute;

    David Lira;

    Little Tokyo Service Center;

    Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs

    Greg Lucas


    Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster;

    Nancy McFadden of PG&E / UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy / Jerry Brown’s

    Dennis Mangers;

    Manika Jewelry;

    Patrice McElroy;

    Nancy McFadden of PG&E;

    Sunne McPeak;

    Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese;

    Victor Miramontes of CityView / CaliforniaALL;

    Gwen Moore of GEM Communications / Shrimpscam/ State Bar of California;

    Munger Tolles & Olson;


    Bettina Neuefeind;

    Tom Nolan of Skadden Arps;

    Bill Novelli of AARP/Porter Novelli;


    Barbara O’Connor of AARP, Lucas Public Affairs;

    Pierce O’Donnell

    Ron Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson / Berkshire Hathaway / Southern California Edison


    Pacific Gas & Electric Company;

    Larissa Parecki;

    Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini;

    David Pasternak of Pasternak Pasternak & Patton ;

    Bradley Phillips of Munger Tolles & Olson;

    Michael Peevey of CPUC;

    Pegasus Capital;

    Roman Porter;

    Porter Novelli;



    Sarah E. Redfiled of UNH School of Law;

    Jeff Reisig ;

    Reliant Energy;

    JoAnn Remke;

    Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson/Judicial Council;

    Richard Robinson

    John Roos, formerly CEO of Wilson Sonsini;

    Alan Rothenberg of 1st. Century Bank;

    Fred Rowley of Munger Tolles;

    Dave Rosenberg of Yolo County Superior Court / Judicial Council;

    Bonnie Rubin of 1st. Century Bank / State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Commission


    Scripps Institution of Oceanography;

    Douglas Scrivner of Accenture

    Thomas Silk;

    Larry Sonsini

    Southern California Edison;

    State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Commission

    Station Casinos;

    Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest;

    Aaron Swartz;


    Mary Ann Todd of Munger Tolles & Olson / California Bar Foundation

    Richard Tom of Southern California Edison / California Bar Foundation


    UC Irvine School of Law;

    UC Irvine Foundation;

    UC Berkeley Foundation;

    UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy

    University of Phoenix;



    Verizon Communications

    Voice of Orange County


    James Wagstaffe of Kerr & Wagstaffe;

    Monica Walsh of Manika Jewelry;

    David Washburn of Voice of OC;

    Madge Watai

    Henry Weissmann of Munger Tolles & Olson

    David Werdegar of Institute on Aging;

    Kathryn Werdegar, Associate-Justice of California Supreme Court;

    Matthew Werdegar of Keker & Van Nest;

    Tony West of United States Department of Justice;

    Steve Westly;

    Anita Westly

    Wilson Sonsini

    Douglas Winthrop of Arnold & Porter(formerly of Howard Rice), California Bar Foundation;



    Christopher Young of Keker & Van Nest
    Christopher Young of Keker & Van Nest (image: courtesy)

    Christopher Young of Keker & Van Nest


    Carry Zellerbach (aka Mary Ellen Zellerbach);

    Daniel Zingale;

    Zurich Financial Services / Zurich Insurance;

  • Gary MacDonald, Raoul Kennedy and Thomas Nolan of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom asked to disclose reason Skadden Arps’ Alec Chang serves as both member of State Bar of California Board of Governors/Trustees and the California Bar Foundation.

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    Roster of State Bar of California Board of Governors, please see @: