Afternoon Educational Sessions


Afternoon Educational Session: 2:00-2:45 PM

"The Dark Side of Social Media"

Andrea Grossman, Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Department

Lieutenant Andrea Grossman began her career in law enforcement as a Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She has been with the LAPD as a Law Enforcement Officer for over 27 years. Her assignments include Patrol, Traffic, Community Relations and Internal Affairs. She is currently assigned Commander as the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The LA ICAC Task Force investigators conduct investigations in which the Internet has been used for the purpose of the sexual exploitation of juveniles. The investigative cases include the production, distribution, and possession of child pornography including online enticement of child pornography through file sharing networks and undercover operations. These complex and highly technical cases are then presented to local or federal authorities for criminal filing consideration. She also provides investigative advice and guidance to personnel concerning cases involving the Internet, social media sites, and basic forensic information concerning retrieving information from cellular phones, GPS systems and computers.
The LA ICAC is responsible for a five county area working in tandem with seventy-five affiliate state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.
Lieutenant Grossman graduated from the University of LaVerne and California State University at Long Beach, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree. She also received a United States Presidential appointment as a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom for the study of Victimology.


Afternoon Educational Session: 2:00-2:45 PM

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

Take a look at recent legislation, the potential impact and what you can do to be proactive rather than reactive.

Topics will include:

  • Legalization of Marijuana in California
  • Smoking, vaping and E-cigs
  • Assistance dogs on properties
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • ADA compliance- frivolous lawsuits

Ellen Ticknor, Director Client Relations, Richard L. Seide, APC

Curtis Parvin, Partner, Sedgwick Law, LLP.

Curtis Parvin is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. He focuses his practice on business, transportation, products liability, professional liability, environmental litigation, and the defense of serious personal injury cases. He also has substantial experience handling appellate matters, including cases before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Parvin has considerable trial experience. His most notable victories to date include a commercial construction defect case on behalf of a Fortune 50 company where he obtained judgments and settlements for the client exceeding $11.2 million, and the defense of a mass products liability case which was chosen as one of the year’s Top Ten Defense Verdicts by the Daily Journal.

Mr. Parvin began practice at Sedgwick’s Los Angeles office upon graduation from law school in 1984. He transferred to and helped open the firm’s Orange County office in 1988 and served as its managing partner from 2005 to 2011. He has also served as chair of the firm’s Business Litigation practice and as Commercial Division chair and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a long-time chair of the firm’s Technology Committee. With technology around the legal world changing at an exponential rate, Mr. Parvin is deeply committed to advancing the firm’s ability to provide value-added services from a technology perspective.

In October 2016, Mr. Parvin was elected to membership into the American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA) by the ABOTA National Board of Directors.

Ronald K. Brown Jr., Attorney of Counsel, Seide, APC

Born: Long Beach, California, October 1, 1956; resides in Irvine, California with wife Debbie and has two sons, Ryan and Sean. Admitted to the California bar, December, 1981 and U.S. District Court-Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, which includes all U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in those Districts. Education: California State University at Long Beach: B.A. Sociology, 1978; Western State University College of Law: J.D., cum laude, 1981; Recipient: West Publishing Company's 1981 Moot Court Award; Bancroft-Whitney's American Jurisprudence Award in Uniform Commercial Code, 1980; Member: Western State University Law Review, 1979-1980. Member: Orange County and American Bar Associations; The State Bar of California. Areas of concentration: Landlord-Tenant Transactions and Litigation; General Business Litigation; Construction Defect Litigation; Construction Litigation and Law. Civic and Educational Activities: Selected arbitrator for several landlord/tenant disputes; guest lecturer for Marcus & Millichap legal updates seminars; course instructor for attorneys for continuing education classes on landlord/tenant law; author of numerous articles on various aspects of law in areas of concentration; representative clients include national and local companies; past Deacon and Elder at Irvine Presbyterian Church.

Glen Dresser, Attorney of Counsel, Seide, APC

Glen Dresser focuses almost exclusively on the representation of institutional creditors in bankruptcy and collection matters and has practiced these areas of law since 1975. He has vast experience with bankruptcy issues affecting secured real estate lenders, especially those problems involving fraudulent activity such as serial filings, and fractional transfers of real property. Mr. Dresser also regularly represents commercial landlords in connection with relief from the automatic stay, the assumption and rejection of leases, and the collection of administrative rental obligations. Mr. Dresser was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor’s societies. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California where he was a Note and Article editor on the Southern California Law Review. After receiving his law degree, he began his legal career representing creditors in commercial collection matters. He then worked in the Bank of America legal department where he acquired an extensive background in representing financial institutions in a wide array of transactions including wholesale and retail lending, international banking, letters of credit, agricultural lending, leasing, accounts receivable financing, dealer flooring, workouts and bankruptcy. He is a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Los Angeles County Bar, commercial law and bankruptcy section. Mr. Dresser has spoken to numerous groups regarding bankruptcy fraud issues.