Section 998 Settlement Offers: How to Turn a Loss Into a Win, and Vice-Versa



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Section 998 Settlement Offers: How to Turn a Loss Into a Win, and Vice-Versa
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December 18, 2023
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About the Program

Join our panelists for an exploration of the crucial aspects of Code of Civil Procedure Section 998. This program will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of making, accepting, rejecting, and evaluating Section 998 offers.

Meet the Speakers
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Don Willenburg


Co-Chair, Appellate Practice Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Don Willenburg is a distinguished “appellate luminary” recognized by California Litigation. Formerly heading the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and leading the amicus briefs committee for over a decade at the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, he specializes in winning appeals and writs across diverse cases such as product liability, employment disputes, and construction defects. Notably, he played a key role in persuading the California Supreme Court to revisit improper rulings on jurisdiction over non-California defendants. His contributions also extend to legal education through guest lectures at USC and Pepperdine law schools, as well as service as a Practitioner Advisor for the Appellate Advocacy class at Berkeley in 2021. A prolific author and lecturer, he covers topics ranging from appellate procedure to SLAPP and section 998 settlement offers, showcasing a comprehensive legal expertise.

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Adam Porter


Mediation & Arbitration Offices of Adam Porter

Adam Porter is a private mediator and arbitrator in Los Angeles. He is the immediate past Chair of the Mediation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Adam has been a mediator for the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District) and the Los Angeles Superior Court. He is an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He began his career as a labor law attorney.

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