USD School of Law Alumnus Robert Gerard ’87 (JD) Appointed OC Superior Court Judge

Robert Gerard ’87 (JD) Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judge

Robert Gerard

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Robert Gerard, ’87 (JD), was recently appointed to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court by Governor Gavin Newsom. Since 2000, Gerard has been a shareholder and chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Friedman Stroffe & Gerard P.C. 

Gerard’s legal experience includes joining the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP in 1994 as an associate before transitioning to partner in 1997. He has also worked for Pettis, Tester, Kruse & Krinsky and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLC. Gerard is a resident of Newport Beach.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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