Gary Brophy (JD '15) Co-Authors "California's Anti-SLAPP Law in the 9th Circuit" - Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
December 11, 2017 | Los Angeles attorney Gary D. Brophy (JD '15) recently co-authored an article in the December issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine titled, "California's Anti-SLAPP Law in the Ninth Circuit".
The article discusses California state and federal courts' disparity in treatment of California's anti-SLAPP law. Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit currently agrees that the anti-SLAPP statute confers an underlying substantive right, it has over time stripped away some of the law's procedural protections while maintaining others. There are now several inconsistencies in how California state and federal courts treat issues that arise in the context of California's anti-SLAPP law.
Gary is an attorney at Arent Fox in the firm's Automotive practice group, which has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in the category Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial). He represents small and large companies as well as individuals, assisting clients with a variety of issues including contract negotiation and disputes, risk management and other general business matters.
While a student at Pepperdine Law, Gary served as a teaching assistant to Professors Myron T. Steele, Retired Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and James R. Griffin, partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. He also served as Vice Magister to the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society (2014-2015).