Bachelor, Williams College, 1963. Juris Doctor, Duke University, 1966.
Law clerk to judge, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), Washington, 1966-1968;
associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Francisco, 1968-1974;
partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Francisco, since 1974. Member legal advisory board Hastings Law Center Foundation, 1981-1987. Member securities disputes resolution committee Center for Public Resources, since 1990.
Member of national arbitration and medical committee NASDR, 1994-1998. Member ad hoc commission on court facilities and design United States Judicial Conference, 1969-1972, member of advisory commission on civil rules, 1982-1987, member standing commission on rules of practice and procedure, 1987-1990. Lecturer, panelist Practicing Law Institute, American Law Institute, International Franchise Association, California Electronic Association, many others.
Arbitrator, mediator National Association Securities Dealers Regulation Inc., since 1979, American Arbitration Association, since 1979, San Francisco Superior Court, since 1981, New York Stock Exch., since 1984, National Futures Association, since 1985, Private Adjudication Foundation, since 1987.
Trustee North Park College and Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1984-1989, secretary, 1985-1986, chairman, 1986-1989. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Private Adjudication Foundation, Environmental Law Institute. Member American Bar Association (litigation, business, natural resources sections), State Bar California (litigation, public law sections), Securities Industry Association (compliance and legal division), Futures Industry Association (compliance and legal division), Bar Association San Francisco, District of Columbia Bar Association.
Married Jean McCarty, August 3, 1963 (divorced 1993). Children: Lawson R., Cole R. Married Alicia Spatafore, June 14, 1998.