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Judge Ramirez served as a federal
District Court judge, Eastern District of California; Appellate
Judge, by appointment, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1980-1990);
Municipal/Superior Court Judge, Sacramento County, California (1977-1980).
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
After retiring from the federal bench, Judge
Ramirez practiced law as a Senior Litigation partner at Orrick,
Herrington & Sutcliffe in Sacramento, and also specialized in
dispute resolution with a primary focus on complex business and
commercial litigation, employment (wrongful termination, sex, race,
age, handicap discrimination) personal injury, insurance coverage,
environmental and class action disputes. In 1996, he left Orrick,
Herrington to work full time as a neutral. He presided over 3,000
jury trials, settlement conferences and/or mediations representing
clients in areas of tort litigation in State and Federal court.
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Faculty Member/Chair, National Employment Law
Institute (NELI) since 1990; Author/Speaker "The Nuts and Bolts
of Federal Trial Practice," sponsored by the Federal Bar Association
(1989-Present); Board of Advisors, Faculty Member/Lecturer, Orientation
in American Law Program, University of California at Davis (1990-present);
Speaker, "Bridging The Gap Program,"
sponsored by the Barristers Club of Sacramento and The Daily
Recorder; Speaker, Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), San
LL.B, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School
of Law, Los Angeles, 1970
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles,