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Ronald Stratton Beard

Ronald Stratton Beard, American lawyer. Bar: California 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1980, United States District Court (central district) California 1964.


Beard, Ronald Stratton was born on February 13, 1939 in Flushing, New York, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Ethel Mary (Stratton) Beard.


Denison University (Bachelor of Arts, 1961). Yale University (Bachelor of Laws, 1964).


Worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Los Angeles, California) specializing in General Civil, Trial and Appellate Practice, State and Federal Courts. Antitrust Law. Specialized Criminal Defense. General Corporation, Securities, Administrative, Labor and Employment, Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust, International Business, Entertainment, Commercial, Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Environmental Energy, Municipal and Public Utility Law.

Admitted to the bar, 1965, California. Phi Beta Kappa. (Los Angeles Office). Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, originating in Los Angeles, has been providing legal services to clients since 1890.

Today, the firm has grown to one of the largest law firms in the world with approximately 600 active attorneys in 15 offices situated in most of the world's important business centers. The firm has experts in virtually every area of the law, particularly those which relate to commercial transactions and disputes, and has more effective geographical coverage in the United States than any other major firm. The firm's lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing quality service on a timely and cost effective basis.


Trustee Denison U., Granville, Ohio, since 1975, chairman, since 1998. Member steering committee California Minority Council Program, since 1991. Board directors Los Angeles Area BoyScouts, World Affairs Council.

Member public county Constitutional Rights Foundation, since 1994. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, California Club, City Club (public counsel), Council Foreign Rels., Chancery Club, Yale Club, Bear Creek Golf Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, travel, golf.


Married Karin Paridee, January 24, 1991. Children: D. Karen, Jonathan D., Dana K.