Coblentz employment partner Fred Alvarez has been selected as one of the first-ever recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Ethics in Complex Litigation. Fred will be presented with the award at the inaugural Complex Litigation Ethics Conference, which takes place on October 22, 2022 at UC Hastings College of the Law in association with the college’s Center for Litigation and Courts.
Fred is one of just three recipients of the inaugural award, and his fellow honorees include the Honorable William Fletcher of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and preeminent plaintiff’s attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser.
Event co-chair Joshua P. Davis noted, “In developing this program we wanted not only to educate litigators and stimulate discussion on the important and evolving ethical aspects of this practice, but also to honor those who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and dedication in promoting ethical behavior and professionalism and to whom others look for inspiration.” Event co-chair Scott Dodson added, “Judge Fletcher, Elizabeth Cabraser, and Fred Alvarez are exactly the kinds of individuals and representatives of the profession we had in mind when we developed these awards.”
Fred was selected for his experience, public service, and leadership in the legal profession. He has repeatedly been selected as a monitor or special master to oversee the implementation of employment and civil rights consent decrees and settlements, and he was nominated because he “commits his time to ensure that reforms negotiated as part of a class action settlement are faithfully implemented… his [w]ork helps ensure that the promise of civil rights class action litigation can be realized.”
“Ethics in the civil litigation system is the glue that keeps the process working. I’m glad there’s a lot of attention being placed on it so far,” said Fred in a recent Daily Journal article covering the event.