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inewsource has interviewed many experts for our ongoing investigation into Cory Briggs, including professors, authors, politicians, attorneys, developers, ethicists and law enforcement:
Arons advises lawyers on ethics issues, defense of disciplinary charges, and problems concerning admission or reinstatement to the State Bar of California.
He also advises law firms and attorneys who want to improve their office systems for protecting against rules violations, or who need advice about a particular ethical or professional conduct problem. Additionally, he serves parties nationwide as an expert witness in lawsuits involving questions of legal ethics, professional misconduct, or attorney malpractice.
Arons has concentrated on professional responsibility issues and attorney misconduct defense since admitted to practice in California in 1983.
William K. Black
Professor Black was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and senior deputy chief counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement.
Professor Black recently helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae’s former senior management.
He teaches white-collar crime, public finance, antitrust, law and economics, and Latin American development.
Campbell is also a recognized trial attorney. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, in his four years managing a consumer and class action department, the department settled dozens of class actions and individual cases which resulted in tens of millions of dollars in relief to millions of individuals.
Professor Campbell earned numerous awards for practicing law successfully and professionally. He received the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, given to one attorney in St. Louis each year for their exemplary behavior and reputation outside the courtroom. He was also the recipient of Missouri Lawyers Media’s Up & Coming Lawyer in 2009 and has been recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2009. Professor Campbell was voted one of the “Most Influential Appellate Attorneys” in Missouri in 2011.
Linda Fisher is a Professor of Law and the James Boskey Research Scholar at Seton Hall Law School. Her recent research, publications, and litigation address predatory lending, the subprime lending crisis and its consequences for communities.
She is currently a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard and has been a Bellow Scholar of the Association of American Law Schools. Prof. Fisher teaches Land Finance, Professional Responsibility and the Civil Litigation Clinic.
She has testified before the House Financial Services Committee and the Federal Trade Commission. She received an LL.M. from Northwestern, a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Macalester College.
Deputy District Attorney Vance Welch has been with the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office for 14 years, with the last eight years in the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit.