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Governor Brown Appoints Three to Santa Clara County Superior Court

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 15, 2014

Editor's Note: Roberta S. Hayashi served as 1996 President of the SCCBA.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Eric S. Geffon, Roberta S. Hayashi and Cynthia C. Lie to judgeships in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Geffon, 44, of Los Altos, has been an owner at Geffon and Isger since 2001. He served as a deputy public defender at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office from 1996 to 2001. Geffon earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas W. Cain. Geffon is a Democrat.

Hayashi, 56, of Los Gatos, has been head of the employment law practice and a litigation partner at Berliner Cohen Attorneys at Law since 2006, where she was a partner from 1990 to 2000 and an associate from 1982 to 1989. Hayashi was a partner at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP from 2003 to 2005 and head of the employment law practice at Skjerven Morrill LLP from 2001 to 2003. She was president of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in 2001 and of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 1996. Hayashi earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rene Navarro. Hayashi is a Democrat.

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