Kent Easter

General Information

Experience

Partner  - Law Office of Kent W. Easter

Shareholder  - Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth P.C

Associate  - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati , P.C.

Education

A.B. with honors  - history , Stanford University

B.A.  - Stanford University

J.D.  - University of California , Los Angeles

J.D.  - University of California - Los Angeles

Affiliations

Member  - State Bar of California

Member  - Association of Business Trial Attorneys

Member  - Federal Bar Association

Member  - Forum for Corporate Directors

Member  - Orange County Bar Association

Member  - Phi Alpha Delta

Recent News  

Kent W. EasterPractice Group Contacts: John Cannon, Marc Schneider or Kent Easter.

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Kent Wycliff EasterLitigationKent Easter is an associate in the firm's Litigation Department.Kent primarily handles securities and commercial cases, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, proxy litigation, merger litigation, breach of contract cases, business fraud and other business tort cases, arbitrations and appeals. Kent has participated in the Firm's representation of numerous companies in securities class actions, including CrossWorlds Software, the Hewlett-Packard Company, InfoSpace, NexPrise, Novell, Pinnacle Systems, Primax Electronics, Sonic Innovations, and Trimble Navigation.He has also assisted in representing individual defendants in securities class actions, including obtaining the rare dismissal of an individual in a suit under California securities laws, which was upheld on appeal.Recently, Kent assisted in the defense of Hewlett-Packard in the case of Walter Hewlett v. Hewlett-Packard Company in the Delaware Court of Chancery.The trial resulted in judgment for the defendant. Kent has also been active in pro bono work at the firm.He has received the John Wilson Award from the Firm in 2000, 2001, and 2002, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the delivery of legal services to the Firm's pro bono clients.Kent also was part of the trial team which earned the Firm the 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Visionary Award from the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights for the Bay Area for representing a class of minority and women owned businesses suing the County of Contra Costa for race and gender discrimination .Kent graduated with Honors from Stanford University in 1995 with an A.B. in History.He received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law in 1998.While at UCLA, Kent was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, serving as Treasurer in 1996-1997.Kent is admitted to practice in California, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kent can be reached by phone at (650) 565-3962, by fax at (650) 565-5100

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Kent W. Easter
This tale is truly insane. [Kent Easter's] disbarment - and, earlier, that of his attorney wife for the same offense - demonstrate[s] that a felony conviction, the fact and circumstances of which involve moral turpitude, can lead to an attorney's ouster from the profession even where unrelated to the practice of law. - An excerpt from the attorney discipline section of the September edition of the California Bar Journal, commenting on Kent Easter's unbelievable case. Recall that in 2011, Kent and Jill Easter were accused of planting marijuana and prescription drugs on Kelli Peters, a volunteer at their child's elementary school, in an act of revenge. In 2014, Kent was convicted of felony false imprisonment and sentenced to six months in jail, serving only 87 days in jail. Prior to his misdeeds, Kent was a securities litigation partner at Stradling Yocca.

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