Jules Radclilff, a founding partner of the Firm, is a 1976 graduate of UCLA Law School and admitted to practice in all courts in California and in the District of Columbia, was Chief of Staff to the California Lt. Governor from 1983 through 1984. In 1985 he was selected as Outside Legal Counsel to the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) serving in that role through 1992 in connection with the LACERS Board of Administration's August 27, 1985 adoption of an Anti-Apartheid Plan calling for the divestiture of all South Africa-related stocks, heading a consulting team that included the owner and publisher of Investor's Daily newspaper and investor service, as Financial Advisor, and developing in that role a detailed knowledge and understanding of the two major Los Angeles pension systems (Fire and Police being the other).
In the 1980s, he served as Outside National Coordinating Counsel for one of the nation's largest insurers in managing its exposure on multi-million dollar director & officer policies implicated in hundreds of major securities class action lawsuits directed primarily at Silicon Valley technology companies and, separately, at the senior managers of failed banks and savings & loan associations across the US, directing and coordinating the defensive litigation strategies of both national and local law firms, coordinating with federal regulators, and investigating instances of suspected insider fraud.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Radcliff assisted business executives and participated in numerous Congressional and U.S. Senate public hearings and investigations into such matters as "Pharmacy Ownership by Doctors, and Medicare Billing Practices," "The Failure of the National Mortgage Equity Corporation (NMEC)," the largest-ever collapse of the secondary mortgage market in the US, "Fraud and Abuse by Insiders, Borrowers, and Appraisers in the California Thrift Industry," and the "Ohio Savings and Loan Crisis and Collapse of ESM Government Securities, Inc."
In the 1990s, Mr. Radcliff began representing US businesses, including radio and television broadcasters and broadcast syndicators, manufacturers, energy companies, and others, entering markets in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, parts of the Middle East, and several of the Newly Independent States ( NIS) formerly part of the Soviet Union. In that capacity he has interfaced with host foreign national governments, host foreign national business owners, and with US agencies and departments active in each region, including representatives of the departments of Justice, State, Commerce, Energy, and Defense, developing relationships both foreign and domestic that have facilitated his many roles in government-to-government and government-to-private sector tasks and projects.
Mr. Radcliff received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in 1973 from California State University, Northridge earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration (Finance and Accounting specialty). He is a member of the California State Bar Committees on Litigation, Insurance, and International Law as well as a member of the American Bar Association, Committees on Insurance, International Law.
Mr. Radcliff’s publications and professional activities include: Contributing Editor, International Court of Justice Opinion Briefs, ABA Project, 1975-1976. Author sub nom Jun Mori, “Doing Business with the Japanese,” ABA Journal, Spring, 1976. Participating Panelist, Moderator, and Speaker, CEB seminars, “The Corporation in Politics,” “Election Campaign Finance Reform,” “Professional Liability,” Insurance Coverage and Practice,” “Primary, Excess, and Reinsurance,” “Developments in Insurance Bad Faith,” “’Reverse’ Bad Faith,” and related topics, 1976-1981. Speaker, UCLA Lecture Series, “Election Campaigns and the Media,” 1983-1986. Lecturer on professional standards, insurance coverage and bad faith, and compliance with California’s Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations for certification purposes, 1984---, various insurers, claims handling companies, insurance industry seminars. General Legal Counsel, many local, state, and federal election campaign committees and officeholders, both elected and appointed, across the U.S.
Admitted to California Bar, 1976
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1976
Jules G. Radcliff, Jr.
J.D. University of California, Los Angeles (1976)
B.A. Callifornia State University, Northridge
1976 District of Columbia
California State Courts
Central District of California
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
Eastern District of California
9th Circuit Court of Appeals