Blair Berk, Esq., will discuss both the unique legal and reputational challenges for clients in the #MeToo era. She will address the minefield of issues from the first accusation through the prosecutorial charging decision and trial. She will also discuss the increasingly perilous legal and ethical intersection between civil and criminal litigation in alleged sexual assault/sexual misconduct cases.
Blair Berk, Esq., is a partner in the nationally prominent law firm of Tarlow & Berk in Los Angeles. Over the last decade, she has consistently been selected by her peers in Naifeh & Smith’s The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the “Top Criminal Lawyers” in California and the nation. A graduate of Harvard Law School who studied and worked for both Professors Laurence Tribe and Alan Dershowitz, Ms. Berk defends complex criminal cases ranging from homicide and sex crimes to computer hacking and white-collar matters.
Ms. Berk specializes in the representation of individuals and companies in the entertainment industry, including those facing criminal prosecution or involved indirectly in criminal matters. She has substantial experience in the defense of criminal matters in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients in a broad range of cases and has particular expertise in defending allegations of sexual assault. Her accomplishments range from pro bono work in obtaining freedom for Clarence Chance, an individual who was framed and wrongfully imprisoned for over seventeen years for a homicide that he did not commit, to successful efforts to convince prosecutors not to file or to dismiss criminal charges against a number of the Firm’s clients.
This program qualifies for one (1) ethics CLE