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Xavier Becerra

Join us for a conversation with the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, moderated by John Keker, Partner, Keker, Van Nest & Peters.

Attorney General Becerra will share his personal story, and talk about his service in Congress and his important work at the California Department of Justice. He will discuss his work to defend California's values at the state and federal level - from protecting the environment, advocating for consumers' rights, to defending Americans' healthcare.

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Bio for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

On January 24, 2017, Xavier Becerra was sworn in as the 33rd Attorney General of the State of California, and is the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state.

The State’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Becerra has decades of experience serving the people of California through appointed and elected office, where he has fought for working families, the vitality of the Social Security and Medicare programs and issues to combat poverty among the hardworking families. He has also championed the state’s economy by promoting and addressing issues impacting job generating industries such as health care, clean energy, technology, and entertainment.

Attorney General Becerra previously served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. While in Congress, Attorney General Becerra was the first Latino to serve as a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means, served as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and was Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.

Prior to serving in Congress, Attorney General Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. The Attorney General began his legal career in 1984 working in a legal services office representing the mentally ill.

Born in Sacramento, California, Attorney General Becerra is the son of working-class parents and was the first in his family to receive a four-year degree, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School. His mother was born in Jalisco, Mexico and immigrated to the United States after marrying his father. He is married to Dr. Carolina Reyes, and they are the proud parents of three daughters: Clarisa, Olivia and Natalia.



Tuesday, January 22, 2019


5:45 - 6:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — Dinner

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — CLE Program


Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
Grand Ballroom, Street Level
San Francisco, California

Market Street at Drumm Street

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$120 — ABTL Members
$135 — Non-Members
$85 — Public Sector Attorneys
$1200 — Member Table of 10
$1350 — Non-Member Table of 10
Complimentary — Sitting Judges

* Add $20 per person for registration after 12/5/18.


1 Hour MCLE Credit

The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Contact Michele Sliva at abtl-ncal@comcast.net or (925) 447-7900.