Spencer represents companies in complex civil litigation in both U.S. federal and state courts and in private arbitrations. He guides companies in commercial disputes in a variety of areas, including breach of contract, fraud, anti-SLAPP, and business torts. Spencer also counsels companies in complex consumer class actions involving state unfair competition laws and deceptive trade practices laws. In both areas, he has experience at each stage of a case, from the first steps in responding to a complaint through final judgment and appeals.
Spencer also has a strong commitment to the firm’s pro bono practice, including representing a reproductive rights organization in a high-profile case pending in the Northern District of California and assisting veterans who are seeking medical treatment for exposure to biological and chemical substances as part of human testing programs conducted by the U.S. military.
Spencer received his J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded the Milton A. Kaufman Prize. During law school, he held several internships at different governmental agencies and student-affiliated associations, including:
Spencer received his B.A.S. in political science – public service and chemistry from the University of California, Davis, where he participated in the Integrated Studies Honors Program as a Regents Scholar and was awarded a Political Science Citation for Undergraduate Achievement, a Chemistry Citation for Undergraduate Achievement, and the Howard B. Shontz Alumni Merit Scholar Award.Show More