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Firm Overview

When it comes to high-stakes commercial litigation, Andersen Banducci PLLC attorneys have a long track record of success. We handle some of the toughest, most complex commercial litigation in the region. Our team knows what it takes to win challenging business disputes. Our approach has generated countless wins for clientsfrom Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to individuals. We're the firm to call when you can't afford to lose.

Commercial Litigation Experts
We focus on commercial litigation and civil trials. It's who we are. It's what we do. Because we represent both defendants and plaintiffs, we understand our opponents' motivations and strategies.

Experience that Matters
Our lawyers have extensive experience managing and trying complex civil cases in Idaho, the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States. We've gone toe-to-toe with some of the biggest firms in the countryand won, decisively. Andersen Banducci PLLC attorneys are licensed to practice in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas and the District
of Columbia.

All cases are staffed with a small team of attorneys who are familiar with every aspect of the caseand each case gets hands-on attention from a partner. This approach is more cost effective for our clients and ensures that the attorneys working on the case are better able to draft winning arguments and briefs for the client.

Big Firm Knowledge
Our founding members have all practiced in large, regional firms. They bring their "big firm" experience to the laser focus of a firm built exclusively around winning high-stakes civil litigation.

Customizable Fees
Flexible fee arrangements allow all clients, regardless of budget, to have their cases fairly and successfully tried.

Top Talent
Our attorneys graduated from prestigious law schools at the top of their classes. Our lawyers are known as the trial attorneys you don't want on the other side of the case.

State-of-the-art Technology
We use the latest technology to help lower costs and improve communications for our clients.
Main Office

Main Office
101 S. Capitol Boulevard, U.S. Bank Building, suite 1600
Boise  ID  83702

Phone
  • 208-342-4411
Business
Born to advocate. Built to win.
Expertly skilled. Tough-minded. Hands on. These are just a few ways our clients describe us. Andersen Banducci PLLC is a litigation firm specializing in civil trial practice and commercial dispute litigation. Our clients bring their most challenging problems to us. We work selectively with them, accepting only cases that we believe we can significantly influence on their behalf.

Our attorneys have successfully represented a broad range of clients on defendant and plaintiff sides, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, individuals and nation-wide classes of investors and consumers.

Many firms are built around billable hours. Ours is built around winning for our clients.

Steven Anderson

Steven Andersen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants as trial counsel in over 100 jury trials throughout Idaho, the Intermountain West, West Coast and Pacific Northwest regions. He is a recognized expert in products liability, professional liability, business tort, insurance claims, governmental liability and agriculture.

Steven has represented clients at trial in partnership dissolutions, prosecution and defense of patent infringement claims, product defect cases, royalty disputes, professional liability, insurance bad faith, and engineering and construction disputes.

Steven is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts for Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit.

He has extensive experience in contingent and alternative fee arrangements, general commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation (see below).

Contingent and Alternative Fee Arrangements

Steven maintains a practice for carefully selected and deserving plaintiffs who have complex products liability claims (such as tire failures, seat belt design and food contamination), premises liability (such as road design, Dram Shop and unsafe public areas), medical devices, aircraft defects, medical negligence, lender liability, federal tort claims, insurance bad faith and business torts.

In 2011 and 2013, Steven was named Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year for the state of Idaho by Best Lawyers in America.

Steven obtained Idaho's largest affirmed personal injury verdict of $7.8 million and a $56 million verdict for a defective agricultural fungicide. He recently achieved a $17.8 million verdict for four plaintiffs in a multi-party products liability claim. Over his career, he has obtained dozens of verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million with total verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs of approximately $256 million.

In addition, Steven has extensive experience representing institutional clients, individuals and industries on an alternative-fee basis, which includes fixed fees, mixed fees that blend contingent and hourly components, fee arrangements with lower rates, and benchmark payments and incentives.

General Commercial Litigation

Steven represents companies and industries in a variety of complex commercial disputes. Typically, he represents defendants in claims such as lender liability defenses, aviation manufacturing defect defenses, product defenses, royalty claims and trade secret appropriation defenses. Steven tried to successfully verdict the only Idaho case involving the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, obtaining complete injunctive relief against expropriation of computer information. He has also successfully defended local banks in claims involving breach of contract, failure to lend and other alleged improper bank conduct. In a recent commercial dispute, he obtained a $10.1 million settlement on a counterclaim filed in defense of a breach of contract claim filed by a plaintiff. Steven has also obtained defense verdicts against plaintiffs alleging plaintiff aviation manufacturing defects, breach of royalty agreements and accounting negligence claims.

Additionally, Steven has represented plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust claims, including claims involving patent misuse and horizontal and vertical tying, as well as price-fixing cases.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Steven has acted as lead trial counsel in various forms of intellectual property litigation, including trial to successful verdicts in cases involving claims of disputed inventorship and defense of patent infringement claims. He has also led the prosecution of patent infringement, including jury trials for willful infringement, defense of trade dress claims, Lanham Act violations, antitrust and patent misuse issues, trade secret violations, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims.

Steven has obtained jury verdicts invalidating otherwise infringed claims of patents in suit, proven willful infringement and induced infringement of certain patents in suit, and verdicts dismissing all claims for royalties under otherwise infringed claims of patents in suit. He has also obtained verdicts defeating claims of inequitable conduct and recently successfully defeated a $24 million royalty and treble damage claim for patent infringement.

At trial, Steven has never lost an intellectual property case. His cases have covered a wide range of products, devices and methods such as technology for a potato sprout inhibition, sonar devices, bioassay devices, smoke protection devices, software infringement, identity theft, Wi-Fi design and installation, and radar detector.

Aside from his legal experience, Steven has a mechanical and technical background as a plumbing tradesman.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Thomas Banducci

Thomas Banducci is a trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. He is widely known throughout Idaho and the Mountain West as one of the top attorneys in the area of complex commercial litigation. Thomas was named in Super Lawyers (Top 100 in the Mountain West), the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (only Idaho lawyer on the list), Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers. He has served as an Idaho State Bar Commissioner and was President of the Idaho State Bar in 2007.

Thomas' practice has focused primarily on business torts, partnership and fiduciary duty disputes, and corporate governance. With 20 years of experience serving as national litigation counsel for a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered wood products, Thomas has extensive experience in products liability and construction law.

Thomas' trial work has attracted national attentionhe procured jury verdicts in 2007 and 2011 that rank among the top 100 verdicts handed down by U.S. juries during those years. He also obtained a jury verdict in 2010 on a Fair Housing Act claim that is one of the largest recoveries in the history of the Act.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Lead counsel for MRI Associates in a breach of fiduciary duty case against St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center that resulted in a $63.5 million jury verdict. The case was appealed, reversed and retried to a second jury, resulting in a $52.5 million jury verdict.

Lead counsel for developer who sued the Boise County Board of Commissioners for violation of the Fair Housing Act for the commissioners' failure to approve the development of a residential treatment center in the county. The $4 million jury verdict represents one of the largest awards in the history of the Act. Boise County declared bankruptcy based on its obligation to pay the judgment. On motion filed by the developer, the bankruptcy was dismissed, requiring the County to pay the judgment plus attorneys fees.

Lead counsel for sugar beet growers who sued Amalgamated Sugar for the coop's failure to repurchase growers' shares. Verdict for growers based on the coop's violation of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Lead counsel for international earth resources company, in connection with construction overruns ($30 million) that are associated with a renovation of a phosphate processing facility. Achieved a multi-million dollar settlement, after Thomas' team uncovered a kickback scheme initiated by the EPCM.

Lead counsel for an individual promised a partnership interest in a lucrative medical imaging business. When the individual was expelled from the partnership and denied his interest payment, the matter was tried, resulting in a verdict in excess of $1 million.

Lead counsel for wood products manufacturer who sued former director of product development for misappropriation of trade secrets. Injunction entered by the trial court prohibited the dissemination of manufacturer's glue curing technology.

Lead counsel for prisoner brutally beaten by fellow inmates in the presence of prison guards. Achieved a multi-million dollar settlement for private prison's failure to adequately supervise and control inmates.

Defense Cases

Defended products liability and construction defect claims in over 20 states while serving as national litigation counsel for a global leader in engineered wood products.

Selected by the LDS Church as defense counsel for claims filed in Idaho alleging sexual abuse in connection with Church-related scouting activities.

Represented DBSI, Inc., in defense of claims for fraud, securities violations and other unfair business tactics arising out of the sale of tenant in common (TIC) interests.

Co-counsel for defendant owner of an exclusive mountain resort in a business dispute involving claims seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and collusion with an international bank accused of predatory lending practices.

Defended owner of an industrial processing facility accused of wrongfully terminating the general contractor's contract under a "Termination for Convenience" clause.

Benjamin Schwartzman

Benjamin Schwartzman conducts a diverse complex litigation practice that includes extensive involvement in high-value corporate defense, federal and state class actions, government agency enforcements and multi-plaintiff recovery suits. He has won numerous successful trial verdicts, settlement awards and procedural dismissals for multinational business actors, particularly within the field of agronomic and agricultural disputes. In the realm of consumer fraud, securities fraud, and antitrust and civil rights, Benjamin has prosecuted and defended class action claims of national significance. He has also directed and achieved the full vindication of rights for corporate officers, directors and high net-worth investors through the pursuit and defense of inter- and intra-entity recovery efforts.

Because of his distinguished track record, Benjamin was named a member of the class action "dream team" by a prominent national legal advocacy group. He has also been called a "rising star" of litigation by state bar publications.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Successfully represented a collective group of related insurance entities and holding companies in litigation of claims against their institutional investment broker for securities fraud and violations of consumer protection statutes.

Performed co-lead counsel activities in a nationally reported suit that recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for merchant businesses forced to accept debit cards in violation of federal antitrust statutes.

In a multi-district litigation consolidated action, Benjamin served as co-lead counsel for a nationwide class of consumers who achieved settlement refunds of improperly collected early termination fees and service charges associated with VOIP telephone equipment.

Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a plaintiff class composed of individuals who had suffered wrongful reductions of their medical payment reimbursement entitlements under first-party provisions of their automobile insurance policies.

Defense Cases

Successfully defended an institutional lending entity against claims brought by investors and a court-appointed receiver alleging bad faith, fraudulent transfer and misappropriation.

In a bankruptcy adversarial trial, Benjamin successfully defended timber magnate Timothy Blixseth and his corporate entities, from more than $230 million in breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by assorted corporate plaintiffs, including Credit Suisse, AG.

Obtained a directed verdict dismissal of federal Title VII employment claims brought against multinational mining subsidiary Nu-West Industries, Inc.

Successfully defeated multiple recovery claims asserted against an agricultural fertilizer retailer in the wake of a chemical release from its anhydrous ammonia distribution facility.

Pro Bono Cases

Defeated a residential management agency's claims for imposition of housing fines and penalites against an immigrant refugee family from Iraq. At the same time, obtained a settlement award on behalf of his clients through assertion of counterclaims.

Successfully defended and settled claims of contract breach for the benefit of a non-profit international private school.
Education
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1996

Wade Woodard

Wade Woodard is a trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. His practice has focused on complex commercial litigation, bad faith insurance claims, land-use appeals, product liability claims, securities fraud and employment issues.

Wade has been top rated by his peers in Martindale Hubble with the rating of AV Preeminent. His trial work with his partner, Thomas Banducci, has attracted national attentionthey procured a jury verdict of $63.5 million in 2007 and $52 million in 2011. These rank among the top 100 verdicts handed down by U.S. juries during those years. They also obtained a four million dollar jury verdict in 2010 on a Fair Housing Act claim, one of the largest recoveries in the history of the Act. In a related case, Wade obtained the dismissal of Boise County's Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Co-counsel in a breach of fiduciary duty case against St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center that resulted in a $63.5 million jury verdict. The case was appealed, reversed and retried to a second jury, resulting in a $52.5 million jury verdict.

Secured a $4 million jury verdict in his representation of a developer who sued the Boise County Board of Commissioners for violation of the Fair Housing Act for the commissioners' failure to approve the development of a residential treatment center in the county. The $4 million jury verdict represents one of the largest awards in the history of the Act. Boise County declared bankruptcy based on its obligation to pay the judgment. On motion filed by the developer, the bankruptcy was dismissed, requiring the County to pay the judgment plus attorneys fees.

Secured a jury verdict for sugar beet growers who sued Amalgamated Sugar for the cooperative's failure to repurchase growers' shares. The case was won based on the co-op's violation of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Represented Weyehaeuser and its subsidiaries in several bad faith insurance claims against A.I.G., the Hartford and Travelers.

Represented a large ranching enterprise in its efforts to overturn land-use decisions authorizing a nuclear power plant.

Represented the largest producer of automatic motorcycle clutches in connection with patent infringement/business tort lawsuit.

Successfully represented a developer in a business tort lawsuit against Bank of America.

Defense Cases

Represented the owner of an exclusive mountain resort in a business dispute involving claims seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and collusion with an international bank accused of predatory lending practices.

Represented Shilo Inn in various business disputes.

Represented Agrium, Inc., in various product liability cases.

Represented Tamarack Resort in a $250 million foreclosure proceeding and related litigation.

Serves as Counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its Idaho cases.

Defended products liability and construction defect claims in over 20 states, while serving as national litigation counsel for a global leader in engineered wood products.

Amanda Brailsford

For many years, Amanda has successfully represented clients in complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts. Her representation has included extremely complicated cases involving numerous parties and also multi-district class action litigation. Amanda has diverse expertise in numerous areas, including all aspects of employment law, trade secrets, agricultural law, products liability, bad faith insurance, professional legal malpractice, personal injury, business disputes, and state and federal antitrust violations. In addition to her trial work, Amanda has successfully handled many state and federal appeals.

Amanda's overarching strength is her ability to master the facts and the applicable law of any dispute in order to bring about successful results as quickly as possible. She has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer in her legal community by Chambers USA.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Co-counsel in a case that won a $17 million verdict against a major chemical company and eventually prompted the manufacturer of a defective product --that caused catastrophic crop damage in Idaho-- to settle the remaining claims. Involved representation of more than 100 agricultural growers.

Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement against a national telecommunications organization for its failure to properly design and deploy wireless Internet access at hundreds of locations throughout the United States.

Secured a multi-million dollar settlement in a personal injury action against more than 10 different defendants who were responsible for client's personal injuries when they defectively constructed a home contaminated with mold, failed to remediate it, and then sold it without disclosing the contamination.

Defense Cases

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a physician against a medical group seeking to enforce an unconscionable non-compete agreement.

Won an opposition to a preliminary injunction against a banking executive by a bank that sought to enforce a non-compete agreement. This prompted the settlement of the case against the executive with treble payment of the damages on his counterclaim against the bank.

Successfully settled a dangerous employment law claim against a large, publicly traded company for a nominal amount.

Obtained a defense jury verdict for an inventor sued by a plaintiff, who wrongfully claimed proceeds from the sale of his invention.

Professional Activities
-Member, Fourth District Bar Association
-Member, Idaho State Bar Association
-Member, Litigation and Employment Law Sections of Idaho State Bar
-Member, American Bar Association
-Member, University of Idaho Law Advisory Council
-Leadership Boise, 19982000

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating
-Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for labor and employment, 20092012
Education
  • University of Idaho
    Juris Doctorate , 1993

Brent Bastian

Brent Bastian serves as litigation counsel for individuals and companies of all sizes in all phases of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A substantial part of Brent's business litigation practice involves business torts and contract disputes. He also litigated several cases involving governmental malfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty and crop destruction, to name a few. Brent is an effective commercial litigator with a long record of success in several difficult areas of expertise.

Representative Work

Some of Brent's recent career highlights include:

Along with his partners, he won the second largest jury verdict in Idaho state-court historyover $52MM. The suit was based on breach of a partnership agreement, and the extraordinary verdict was the result an enormous and complicated eight-week trial against one of the largest firms in the country.

After a full trial, convinced a bankruptcy court to slash its award against timber magnate Timothy Blixseth by approximately $350MM, leaving the plaintiff to just a small fraction of the damages it had sought.

Secured the full summary dismissal of a multi-million dollar liability claim against an Andersen Banducci client, and then persuaded an appellate court to uphold that decision.

Reached a highly favorable settlement for a large local company in a high-stakes,
bet-the-company litigation against an enormous multi-national lender.

Professional Activities
-Member, J. Reuben Clark Society
-Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Honors and Awards
-Designated a Mountain States Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2014
-2014 inductee into the Litgation Counsel of America
Education
  • Tulane University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2004

Aaron Chandler

Aaron has a diverse civil litigation practice representing individuals and businesses in many industries. He has litigated disputes involving fiduciary liability, contract interpretation and enforcement, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, foreclosure, guaranty enforcement and various other commercial issues.

Additionally, Aaron has represented diverse parties in internal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). On a pro bono basis, he has litigated cases involving wrongful conviction, housing discrimination and asylum. Prior to joining Andersen Banducci, Aaron was an associate in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (20082013).

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association

Publications

"BITs, MFN Treatment and the PRC: The Impact of China's Ever-Evolving Bilateral Investment Treaty Practice" (ABA's The International Lawyer, Fall 2009)

"Do Not Get Hometowned: Take Your Case to Federal Court" (ABA's Pretrial Practice & Discovery, Spring 2009co-authored with Stuart Chanen)

"Company Representatives in the Operating & Treatment Room" (DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, Spring 2009; ABA's The Brief, Fall 2009co-authored with Michael Summerhill)
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

Jennifer Schrack Dempsey

Jennifer Schrack Dempsey serves as litigation counsel for individuals and companies of all sizes in all phases of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A substantial part of Jennifer's business litigation practice involves business torts, contract disputes and employment litigation. Jennifer has also litigated several cases involving crop destruction, breach of fiduciary duty and derivative claims, to name a few.

Jennifer is frequently called upon to advise clients on their rights and obligations as partners and members of closely-held companies. She is also continually called upon to advise corporate clients on their rights and obligations as employers under federal and state laws and regulations.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Obtained $1.725 million dollar jury verdict on behalf of member of LLC based upon claims of breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.

Obtained significant settlement and positive jury verdict against state and private entities on behalf of abused child.

Won significant multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of insured on a claim of bad faith against insurance company.

As counsel for member of closely-held company, negotiated favorable settlement of complex professional and personal issues relating to the business.

Defense Cases

Obtained directed verdict on behalf of large multi-national company on claims of employment discrimination.

As counsel for public company, negotiated several favorable settlements involving complex crop claims.

As counsel for prior business owner, negotiated and advised to favorable conclusion on the intricacies of a complex non-compete agreement.

Pro Bono Cases

Represents Afghanistan refugee in child protection and other matters involving parental rights and contact.

Obtained asylum for Honduran asylee after more than 10 years in the United States.

Represented Birundi children in child protection matter involving parental rights.

Represents minor and senior wards as attorney guardian ad litem in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Professional Activities
-Vice President, Idaho Women Lawyers
-Member, Law Related Education Committee of the Idaho Law Foundation
-Member, Litigation, Employment & Labor Law and Business & Corporate Law Sections, Idaho Bar Association
-Member, Litigation Section, State Bar of California
-Member, Steering Committee for New American Law Academy
-Sidewinder, Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Boise State University
-Member, American Bar Association
Education
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    Juris Doctorate , 1997

Alyson Foster

Alyson represents businesses, organizations, and individuals in commercial litigation in federal and state courts. She has successfully pursued relief for her clients in many areas, including commercial contracts, insurance recovery, class actions, business disputes, personal injury, construction defect, voting rights, affirmative action, employment and labor law, and consumer protection. In addition to her litigation practice, Alyson advises small business owners on contract and employment issues.

Alyson's greatest strength is her ability to quickly understand the real issues her clients face and to develop an effective strategy to resolve them.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Represented large auto leasing company in arbitration against its residual value insurer, resulting in nine-figure settlement.

Represented post-bankruptcy trusts in complex, multi-party litigation against numerous insurance companies seeking liability coverage for hundreds of thousands of underlying asbestos-related tort claims, resulting in large settlements in clients' favor.

Obtained asset seizure on behalf of a Fortune 100 bank in a lawsuit against a mortgage lender for eight-figure losses.

Obtained a significant settlement on behalf of an employee who was sexually harassed and assaulted by her supervisor.

Wrote a federal appellate brief that resulted in the reversal of a U.S. District Court decision and a six-figure settlement recovery for a child who was sexually assaulted and abused while in state care.

Defense Cases

Won summary judgment on behalf of an international labor union on claims of wrongful termination and retaliation brought by local union officers who had been removed for financial malfeasance.

Secured dismissal of employment discrimination claims brought by a software developer against her employer.

Won summary judgment on behalf of an international union on seven figure state wage claims brought by a former employee.

Won summary judgment on behalf of an international union on claims of libel and defamation brought by a former employee.

Pro Bono Work

Obtained a favorable settlement for a mortgage fraud victim with a large mortgage lender, saving her family home from foreclosure.

Obtained health insurance proceeds for a student wrongfully denied coverage for a crucial surgery.

Drafted amicus curiae briefs for U.S. Supreme Court on Affordable Care Act, affirmative action in secondary level education, and state voter identification laws.

Professional Activities
-Member, Utah Women Lawyers
-Member, American Bar Association
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Juris Doctorate , 2000

Rachel Murphy

Drawing on her extensive experience representing individuals and entities in state and federal appellate courts, Rachel Murphy provides appellate and legal counsel at all stages of civil litigation. Her areas of expertise include appellate procedure, employment discrimination, administrative review and constitutional torts. Rachel's greatest strength is her ability to focus on and succinctly relay pivotal legal and factual issues, facilitating the quick and successful resolution of disputes.

Representative Work

As an Assistant Attorney General, Rachel successfully defended the State of Illinois in high-profile appeals of first impression, including challenges to the moment of silence in schools statute, property tax cap law, and enforcement of the wage law. She also routinely defended against employment discrimination and constitutional tort suits, saving the State hundreds of thousands of dollars in liability. On the plaintiff side, Rachel successfully defended an appeal of an anti-trust action brought by the Attorney General against makers of LCD panels, convincing the appellate court that the suit was not a class action.

As an Associate with Paul, Weiss, Rachel represented a major bank in a massive securities fraud class action arising out of the collapse of WorldCom. She has also advised major motion picture studios, Broadway producers, not-for-profit theaters, directors and authors on all aspects of entertainment law, including rights acquisition, financing and production.

Professional Activities

Secretary/Treasurer, ISB Appellate Practice Section

Member, Idaho Women Lawyers

Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Education
  • Stanford Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2002

Susan Pierson

Susan has ten years of experience representing clients in civil litigation matters. Her primary areas of practice include commercial and employment litigation. During her career, she has secured summary judgments for large employers in disability and age discrimination cases. One disability discrimination victory was upheld on appeal to the Third Circuit. In her spare time, Susan spends time with her two children and loves the outdoors. She can often be found skiing in and around Idaho, and hiking on Boise's many trails.

Hobbies and interests

Married with 2 kids.

We enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing in and around Idaho and hiking on the Boise trails.

Notable achievements

Secured summary judgments for large employers in disability and age discrimination cases. The disability discrimination victory was upheld on appeal to the Third Circuit.
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

Jason Rudd

Jason counsels clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Andersen Banducci, he was an associate with Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there, Jason represented national and local clients in a variety of litigated disputes ranging from personal injury and premises liability claims to complex construction and insurance coverage disputes.

Jason has also successfully negotiated favorable outcomes for individuals and businesses. And as part of the New Mexico Second Judicial District's Volunteer Attorney Program, he offered pro bono legal services to individuals in property and landlord-tenant disputes.

In his free time, Jason enjoys exploring Idaho's outdoors with his wife and two dogs.
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2011

Zach Zollinger

Zach counsels clients on a variety of complex civil litigation issues. Prior to joining Andersen Banducci, he attended law school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While there Zach spent time working for the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, the oldest child welfare law clinic in the country. He represented children and parents in Michigan state court foster-care proceedings, gaining valuable litigation experience arguing motions, preparing for trial and successfully helping clients reach their goals. He also interned at a large Chicago law firm and for a federal district court judge.

At the University of Oregon, Zach participated in community economic development and coached the University of Oregon Women's Club Soccer team. For his community involvement he received the Centurion Award, given only to 100 undergraduate students who exhibit leadership and a commitment to the community.

Zach is an Idaho native who enjoys spending his free time camping and fishing the Idaho outdoors with his wife and two dogs. During football season you'll find him in front of a TV cheering for the Oregon Ducks.
Education
  • The University of Michigan Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2013
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