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Fred Fenster

Fred Fenster

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 8, 2020




Fred A. Fenster is a partner at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP. He resolves complex business disputes for a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from multi-national corporations to private individuals and sports luminaries.

Although litigation has been the cornerstone of his practice, Fenster also represents clients in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has successfully tried more than 100 cases involving business contracts, unfair competition, trade disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets and interference with advantageous business relationships. He also has significant expertise in business torts, fraud, partnership and corporate dissolutions, defamation, injunctive relief and various employment matters such as wrongful termination and non-competition covenants.

Fenster is a lecturer in law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and a Member of the Board of Editors of California Pretrial Practice & Forms, which gives him a unique perspective on the law and timely insight on issues that may pivotally impact the manner in which a case should be handled from pretrial through trial.

Fenster earned his JD, Order of the Coif, and BS in political science, magna cum laude, from USC.

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Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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