Weston Legal International

Curriculum Vitae of Marla Weston


  • New York University School of Law  New York, New York
           Juris Doctor (2000)

  • Cornell University  Ithaca, New York
           Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics (1992)


Law Firms

  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs)  San Francisco, California
           Partner, Böblingen (Stuttgart), Germany
  • Ryan Law Group Sacramento, California
           Senior attorney
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, P.C. (now Arnold & Porter LLP)  San Francisco, California
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  New York, New York
           Summer associate, offer extended


  • University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law  St. Gallen, Switzerland
           Lecturer, US Constitutional Law
  • Karl Eberhards Universität Tübingen, Faculty of Law  Tübingen, Germany
           Lecturer, US Law
  • Temple University "Rule-of-Law" LL.M Program  Beijing (Peking), PRC
           Visiting lecturer, Intellectual Property Law and the Law of Corporations
  • Tsinghua University School of Law  Beijing (Peking), PRC
           Visiting lecturer, Legal Writing and the US Legal System
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law  Tulsa, Oklahoma
           Adjunct professor, US Constitutional Law


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma  Tulsa, Oklahoma
        Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sven Erik Holmes
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York  New York, New York
        Legal extern for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division  New York, New York
        Legal extern


  • Dalcomp, Inc., a subsidiary of Thomson Financial Services  Jersey City, New Jersey
        Senior systems analyst (computer programmer)

Other Qualifications

  • European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice
    The Association for International Arbitration, Brussels, Belgium
  • Training for Tribunal Secretaries
    International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France


  • Bar Association of the State of California  Bar Number 209460
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart  
  • American Bar Association  
  • Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Bar Association of the State of California
  • Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)  
  • Cornell Club of Germany  Coordinator, Stuttgart Chapter

Selected Publications

"A Manufacturer’s Guide to Coordination Counsel" (Download - 1.31MB Pdf)
Lawyer Monthly

"Status of Collective Redress in Germany — Expansion Uncalled for"  (Download - 212KB Pdf)
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class and Group Actions

"Europeans Aren’t 'Over' Data Privacy: Bridging the Data Protection Gulf Between the EU and the U.S."  (Download - 98KB Pdf)
Defense Research Institute E-Discovery Connection

"United States Trespass to Chattels Claims for Hard Drives Fed Up With Internet Cookies: Suggestions and Observations"
Tsinghua University Press (for International Symposium on Sino-American Tort Law)