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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.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
March 31, 2020
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."

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Thomas D. Lyon
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“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).

Thomas D. Lyon
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“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).

Dan Simon
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"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.