Paul Rafferty Image Thirty years of complex business trial experience in defense of class actions, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, contracts, 17200, and 17500 lawsuits. Thoroughly knowledgeable with emerging product liability issues associated with autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence, and deemed by Daily Journal as one of 20 Top AI Lawyers in California. Lead counsel for various entities within Collegiate Concussion MDL based in Chicago.

Frequent speaker and provider of CLE classes on ethics associated with autonomous vehicles, and various ADR topics. Keynote speaker for Straus' ADR graduating class 2019. Author of various articles, including front page Daily Journal, October 2019: Can AI Testify in Court. Past executive committee member of the Pepperdine/Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution.

I am also published on successful terminating strategies in federal court (Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 17, 2017) and repeatedly on autonomous vehicles (See Jones Day Commentary and Alerts; Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2017 edition; Emirates Law, United Arab Emirates, October 2017 edition), and have been consulted on this topic by Reuters News and the ABA Journal.

ADR: Service (volunteer) roles as Judge Pro Tempore in Orange County Superior Court for mediation work (1996-2001), and currently as a federally appointed settlement officer, USDC Central, 2006 to present. Past executive member, Straus Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution, and adjunct professor at Pepperdine's Caruso School of Law, teaching Negotiations: Theory and Practice, in the context of two party and multiple party disputes and ADR.

Author: The Trophy Hunted and The Trophy Hunted Redemption, available on Amazon and elsewhere.