RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
JD, Southern Methodist University
BA, City College of New York
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and sworn in on Monday, October 21, 2013.
Author of San Francisco's Handgun Control Ordinance and of California's Proposition 190 amending the California Constitution and reforming the State Commission on Judicial Performance.
Former Vice-President of the State Bar of California.
Former President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Former Chief Assistant Public Defender in the San Francisco Public Defender's office from 1979 through 1998.
Former assistant professor at Hastings College of the Law.
Internationally known legal analyst for broadcast media: has appeared on CBS Evening News, CNN, BBC, ABC World News, Larry King Live, Nightline, Burden of Proof, MSNBC InterNight, and other news programs throughout the world.
Provides regular legal analysis on CBS television and radio in San Francisco.
From 1994 to 1997, he hosted "Keane on the Law," a weekly program on KPIX radio in San Francisco.
With Susan Rutberg. Early disclosure would gut judicial complaint system, Daily Journal, May 22, 2013.
Why Cops Lie, March 15, 2011, SFGate.com
Ninth Circuit Strikes out on Hearsay, The Recorder (1/21/2011).
Ulmer vs. Nava and the independence of the court, SFGate.com (Oct. 29, 2010).
The Jury - Some Thoughts, Historical and Personal, 47 Hastings L.J. 1249 (1996).
Member of California and Texas State Bars