Boxer & Gerson, LLP’s Justin Litvack recently celebrated a couple of banner days with the California State Bar, where he has been a member since 2005. On September 30, he made a presentation to the bar’s annual meeting in San Diego, where he spoke on the subject of, “Mastering the MSC” (mandatory settlement conference). His talk offered in-depth discussion and tips on how to best prepare for such conferences. Effective framing and presentation to the judge is one critical component, as is making certain one’s client is fully apprised and updated on the nature of the conference and what might be expected of him or her.
The following day, Litvack became a member of the State Bar Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, which governs the organization’s Workers’ Compensation Section. The committee meets approximately six times per year and performs a number of tasks, including outreach and education to the public and production of a quarterly newsletter. Litvack joins his Boxer & Gerson colleague Maria Sager on the committee, giving the firm a solid presence in this active force in the workers’ compensation community.
Litvack is a Bay Area native who went north to the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree before returning to enroll at the Santa Clara University School of Law. He came to many of his insights on the workers’ comp system by spending the first seven years of his career on the defense side of the table, representing insurance companies and large self-insured employers contesting workers’ comp claims. Over time, he grew uncomfortable with instances in which companies attempted to deny claims to workers who were clearly injured and in need of redress. That is when he decided to join Boxer & Gerson and align himself with bringing justice to injured workers.