Real Property Law

Cal. Real. Prop. Journal 2021, VOL. 39, NO. 2

Breaking the Legal Paralysis: Combatting California’s Homelessness Crisis After Martin v. City of Boise1

Billy Cole, Theane Evangelis, and Bradley J. Hamburger

William F. Cole currently serves as an Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Texas, where he represents the State, its agencies, and its officers in complex and high-profile appellate matters. Mr. Cole was previously an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practiced in the Appellate & Constitutional Law and Class Actions practice groups. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Theane Evangelis is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s global Litigation Practice Group and previously served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. Ms. Evangelis is also a member of the Appellate, Labor and Employment, Media, Entertainment, and Technology, and Crisis Management Practice Groups. She joined Gibson Dunn after serving as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during October Term 2004. Ms. Evangelis has served as lead counsel in a wide range of bet-the-company appellate, constitutional, class action, labor and employment, media and entertainment, and crisis management matters in trial and appellate courts across the country.

Bradley J. Hamburger is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Class Actions, Appellate and Constitutional Law, and Labor and Employment practice groups, and focuses on complex litigation and class actions in both trial courts and on appeal. Mr. Hamburger has defended clients in class actions and appeals across numerous substantive areas of law, including employment, consumer fraud, anti-trust, and products liability. Mr. Hamburger graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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