is the chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee
and a partner in the firm's Securities Litigation Group.
Kent W. Easter
handles complex business litigation in federal and state courts, with a primary emphasis on securities litigation, including securities class actions, derivative claims, M&A litigation, and SEC enforcement inquiries and investigations, as well as general commercial disputes involving high-technology and emerging growth companies.
has also advised audit committees and boards of directors in internal investigations and corporate governance matters.
most recent successes for his
clients have included:
Mr. Easter received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law in 1998 after graduating in three years with an A.B. with honors in history from Stanford University in 1995.
Mr. Easter is a member of the Forum for Corporate Directors, the Federal Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Attorneys.
was a member of the trial team that earned the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Visionary Award from the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights
for representing a class of minority- and women-owned businesses in a discrimination action.
He also was the recipient in 2000, 2001, and 2002 of the John Wilson Award for outstanding service to pro bono clients, given by the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he was an associate from 1998 to 2006.