Plenary Speaker

Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Professor of Law, Hofstra University

Richard Neumann teaches at the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law and has taught writing courses (legal writing and transactional drafting); skills courses (clinics, pretrial litigation, interviewing, counseling, and negotiation); and casebook courses (contracts, civil procedure, and international business transactions).

Richard has authored or coauthored four textbooks: Transactional Lawyering Skills (2013); Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing (most recent edition 2013 with Kristen Tiscione); Essential Lawyering Skills (with Stefan Krieger, most recent edition 2011), and Legal Writing (with Sheila Simon, most recent edition 2011). He is also a co-author of the first edition of the ABA Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs and has published many law review articles and essays.

He has chaired the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and has served on the Legal Writing Institute board of directors and many American Bar Association accreditation site inspection teams. He is currently a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors board of directors and an Aspen editorial advisor.

Richard earned his J.D. from American University and his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. He also studied at Stockholm University’s International Graduate School and holds an LL.M. from Temple University.


Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark A. Borenstein

Judge Borenstein was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in March 2009, where he currently presides in the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court. Prior to his appointment, Judge Borenstein practiced law in state and federal courts for thirty years, specializing in complex civil litigation. He co-founded Overland Borenstein Scheper & Kim, formerly Overland & Borenstein, and was a partner of Tuttle & Taylor Law Corporation in Los Angeles. While practicing, Judge Borenstein also taught Civil Procedure and Advanced Civil Procedure at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Judge Borenstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable Irving Hill, United States District Court, Los Angeles from 1976 to 1977. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo, graduating with honors from both schools. Judge Borenstein also holds a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Terri Flynn-Peister

Judge Flynn-Peister was appointed to the Orange County Superior Court in December 2012. Prior to her appointment, Judge Flynn-Peister served as deputy chief assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California since 2002. She was previously an assistant United States attorney for the border crimes units at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and an associate at Latham and Watkins LLP. She earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, graduating with honors from both schools.

Peter Juzwiak, Esq., Partner, Juzwiak & Lee Partners, LLP

Peter Juzwiak is a corporate transactional attorney with over 20 years of experience. In 2011, he co-founded Juzwiak & Lee Partners, LLP, a boutique transactional law firm located in Studio City, California. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Juzwiak was a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, in its Corporate Workgroup. He also has served as General Counsel to eToys, Inc. in Santa Monica, California, and as Senior Counsel in the corporate legal department of The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Juzwiak served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Hupp, United States District Court, Los Angeles from 1991 to 1992. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s and masters degrees in English from the University of South Florida, graduating with honors from both schools.

Dahni Tsuboi, Esq., Chief Deputy General Counsel, City of Hope

Dahni Tsuboi joined City of Hope as deputy general counsel in 2001, and became chief deputy general counsel in 2009. Ms. Tsuboi provides legal counsel to City of Hope’s organizational units in a variety of areas, including labor and employment and information technology. She advises executive leadership regarding legal requirements and risk and compliance, as well as oversees employment-related litigation and claims and the contract management function for the organization. Ms. Tsuboi joined City of Hope from Tuttle & Taylor Law Corporation in Los Angeles, where she served as partner, specializing in civil litigation. Dahni earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College.