Presentations and Articles

Members of Arias Sanguinetti Wang and Torrijos have made the presentations or written the articles below.


  • Understanding Your Case and Understanding Your Jury – Importance of focus groups & jury consultants in preparing your case for trial by Mike Arias (Kentucky Justice Association, June 26, 2015)
  • Trying the Class Action: Practical Tips From the Pros by Mike Arias (American Association of Justice – Class Action Seminar, June 4, 2015)
  • Taking An Effective Deposition – Deposing Expert Witnesses by Mike Arias (CAOC/Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, May 2, 2015)
  • Evaluating Potential Class Actions – What’s Hot and What’s Not by Mike Arias (CAOC/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 9th Annual Class Action Seminar, February 10, 2105)
  • Wage-and-hour class actions: The law and the cases that have shaped it by Mike Arias (Advocate Magazine, February, 2015)
  • The CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy by Mike Airas (Advocate Magazine, January, 2015)


  • Class Actions: Identifying The Differing Types by Mike Arias (CAOC Galine Hawaii Seminar, December 1, 2014)
  • CAOC Annual Convention, Class Actions: 21st Century Lawsuits Including Internet Privacy, Intellectual Property/Patents – Using Class Actions to Protect Intangible and Intellectual Property by Mike Arias (November 15, 2014)
  • CAALA Annual Judges Evaluation Seminar, by Mike Arias October 23, 2014
  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Convention, Employment Class Action Cases, by Mike Arias August 30, 2014: Syllabus Article, “Wage & Hour Class Actions”
  • CAALA Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Ethics and the Trial Lawyer, by Mike Arias March 22, 2014
  • CAOC/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 8th Annual Class Action Seminar, Getting Your Settlements Approved – The Changing Landscape, by Mike Arias February 25, 2014


  • CAOC Annual Convention, Winning Certification Motions in the Post Brinker Era – The Latest Cases, by Mike Arias November 16, 2013
  • Chair/Moderator, CAALA Annual Convention, August 31 – September 1, 2013


  • Speaker, CAOC Galine Hawaii Seminar, Class Actions: An A to Z Crash Course, November 27, 2012
  • Speaker, CAOC Annual Convention, Class Actions – New Development Regarding Cy Pres Funds, November 10, 2012
  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Judges Evaluation Seminar, October 24, 2012
  • Chair/Moderator, CAALA Annual Convention, September 6 – 9, 2012
  • Speaker, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Class Action Litigation Group, Jury Selection in Class Action Trials, February ___, 2012


  • Chair/Moderator, CAALA Annual Convention, September 8 – 11, 2011


  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Convention, Class Actions, September 3, 2010: Syllabus Article, “Class Actions: Getting Your Class Certified”
  • Article, A Class Action Primer, Advocate Magazine, March, 2010 (Download PDF)
  • Article, Class Actions: Getting Your Class Certified, Advocate Magazine, February, 2010 (Download PDF)


  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Convention, Certifying a Class, September 4, 2009: Syllabus Article, “Class Actions And Complex Cases: Certifying A Class”
  • Chair/Moderator, CAOC/CAALA Class Action Seminar, June 9, 2009


  • Chair, CAALA Annual Judges Evaluation Seminar, November 20, 2008



  • Chair, CAALA Annual Judges Evaluation Seminar, November 16, 2006
  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Convention, An Overview of Business Torts, September 9, 2006: Syllabus Article, “An Overview of California Business Torts”


  • Speaker, CAALA Annual Convention, Taking the Defendant’s or PMK’s Deposition, September 10, 2005: Syllabus Article, “The Role of the PMK Deposition and the Art of Electronic Discovery”