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Les Biographies

JOHN H. ASPELIN. Position: Partner
Born: Turlock, California, March 22, 1948

Admitted to bar:
1973, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1987, U.S. Supreme Court.

San Francisco State University (B.A., 1970)
Free University of Berlin
University of Illinois (J.D., 1973).

Recipient: Volkswagen Fellowship, University of Freiburg, 1974.

Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, International Law Section)
State Bar of California (Member, Sections on: International Law; BusinessLaw).

Languages: German.

Practice Areas: International, Litigation, Probate, Corporate, Personal Injury, Subrogation, Products Liability.

JAMES C. BRIDGMAN. Position: Partner
Born: Boston, Massachusetts, July 5, 1950

Admitted to bar:
1981, Florida
1982, Massachusetts
1985, California and U.S. Supreme Court
Various Federal Courts

Practicing law since 1993
Beloit College(B.A., French, 1973)
Amherst College,( Equivalent BA, Geology, 1975),
University of Rhode Island (M.M.A., 1977)
University of Miami (J.D., 1981).

Languages: German, French, and Spanish.

Practice Areas: International, Litigation, Probate, Corporate, Personal Injury, Subrogation, Products Liability.
Regional Administrator, Jessup Competition.
Professor, International Law, Webster College, Geneva, Switzerland, 1981.
Adjunct Professor, Conflicts of Laws, New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984.
NGO Representative, Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1973-1981.
Clerk, Legal Affairs Committee, Parliamentary Assembly, Council Europe, Strasbourg, France, 1980.
Consultant on U.S. and South American Investment Laws and Litigation, Asuncion, Paraguay, 1991.

1996 to present: Attorney of Counsel for the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, California
1998 to present: Member, Secretary Referrals Panel, Litigation Section, State Bar of California
1991 to 1998: Socio Colegio de Abogados, Asunci_n Paraguay
Observer Paraguayan Constitutional Convention; Observer Interamerican Parliament

1986 to present: Weekly seminars for German lawyer interns on litigation and the United States legal system,
San Francisco, California.
May 5, 2000 Litigation Avoidance as a Business Strategy Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, Stamtisch San Francisco California
June 10,1999 Rechtsschutz in die Vereinigten Staaten Orion Insurance, Basel Switzerland
June 12, 1999 Das Rechtssystem in den Vereinigten Staaten Hilton Hotel Vienna Austria
June 21, 1995 Produkt Haftung in Die USA; Handelskammer f_r M_nchen und Oberbayern, Munich, Germany
August 1992 Seminar: Grundigung die T_chtergesellschafte in der Vereinigte Staaten, Dresden Germany
June 1992 Seminar: El Derecho Norte Americano, Asunci_n Paraguay
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