Bio

Marci A. Reichbach is an associate attorney with Friedemann Goldberg LLP, practicing with the Banking, Business, Insurance and Litigation groups. She has been with the firm since 2012.

A graduate of Stanford University and Yale University School of Law, Ms. Reichbach earned her undergraduate degrees with distinction in political science and psychology. While at Yale, she was chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, participated in moot court and legal services clinics, and served as an editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

After receiving her law degree in 2001, Ms. Reichbach worked for four years at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she focused on securities fraud, antitrust, unfair business practices, and contract matters. She also was an adjunct professor at the New College of California School of Law.

Prior to joining Friedemann Goldberg, Ms. Reichbach served as the Complex Litigation Research Attorney at San Mateo Superior Court. While there, most of her work was focused on class actions, securities fraud, antitrust, construction defect and complicated business tort, contract, mass tort and intellectual property cases.

Ms. Reichbach recently served for three years as a Small Claims Judge Pro Tem for Sonoma County Superior Court and now serves as a Demurrer Facilitator and Discovery Facilitator for the Court. She is also active with the Yale Law School Bay Area Steering Committee.


Specific Experience

Ms. Reichbach is highly experienced in matters of banking, business, insurance, and commercial law.


Banking Law

Ms. Reichbach’s banking law experience includes ACH and wire transfer agreements, complex loan documentation (residential, multi-family, commercial, construction), data processing agreements, loan participation agreements, loan sale agreements, online banking/treasury management agreements (business and consumer), regulatory compliance, and vendor management.

Business Litigation

Ms. Reichbach is highly experienced in matters of business law relating to consultant agreements, entity formation, licensing agreements, sale of businesses, secured transactions, and trademark disputes.


Commercial Litigation

Ms. Reichbach’s litigation experience includes alternative dispute resolution and general business litigation in state and federal courts. She specializes in banking and insurance litigation, as well as real property and trust/estate matters.

Insurance Law

Ms. Reichbach is one of the leaders of Friedemann Goldberg LLP’s insurance law practice group. She has expertise in analyzing potential coverage, preparing proofs of loss, and negotiating and litigating first and third party coverage disputes, including bad faith denial of insurance benefits..




Education

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Yale University School of Law
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
  • Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • with distinction
  • Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • with distinction
  • Stanford University

Admissions

California
United States District Court
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
United States Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit

Affiliations

California State Bar
  • Business Law Section
  • Litigation Section
Sonoma County Superior Court
  • Small Claims Judge Pro Tem
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
Yale Law School Bay Area Alumni Steering Committee
September 2016
  • "Legal Writing Tips: Improve Your Briefs, Research Memos, Emails and Letters"
    Continuing Education of the Bar
November 2015
  • "Insurance Basics for Litigators"
February 2012
  • "Law and Motion Tips from a Research Attorney"
2007
  • Legal Research and Writing Instructor