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Maame E. Frimpong is a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, currently assigned to a misdemeanor trial courtroom in the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Judge Frimpong also presides over personal injury and unlawful detainer trials.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Frimpong served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an innovative federal agency whose mission is to reduce poverty around the world. From 2007 to 2015, she served in several positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, including Counselor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Branch, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division and Trial Attorney in the National Courts Section of the Civil Division’s Commercial Litigation Branch. Over the course of her time in the Justice Department, Judge Frimpong handled a stunning array of matters from national security and immigration to government contracts to consumer protection and civil rights. Judge Frimpong was an associate at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 2002 to 2007, litigating intellectual property matters, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 2001 to 2002. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. Judge Frimpong was born and raised in the Los Angeles area.
Elizabeth Lane Crooke has been a member of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack since 1979. She specializes in mass tort with an emphasis on aviation litigation, environmental and toxic tort law, pharmaceutical litigation, government agency liability, and products liability. She has been appointed by the Court as lead and liaison counsel in a mass aviation disaster litigation and in pharmaceutical litigation. She has served as trial counsel on a number of landmark cases, including cases of regional groundwater, soil and air contamination.
Ms. Crooke is a member of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack's aviation team, and holds a private pilot certificate and radiotelephone operator permit. She has also studied airframe and power plant maintenance. She has been a frequent speaker at industry seminars and continuing legal education programs and has authored a number of articles; including journal articles in Los Angeles Lawyer, the journal of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has also served for a number of years on its Editorial Board. She earned her undergraduate degree in environmental biology at University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.) and earned her law degree at Loyola Marymount University (J.D., cum laude 1979).
Mr. Depew received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 1979. He is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. Mr. Depew specializes in scientific, medical, and causation issues. He has successfully tried air and groundwater contamination cases, pharmaceutical cases, mercury spill cases, and tobacco cases. His extensive litigation experience has earned him a place on the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Joseph R. Landolph, Jr., Ph. D., received a B. S. degree in Chemistry from Drexel University, Phila., Penna., l971, and a Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from Univ. of California at Berkeley, l976, where he studied BaP metabolism and cytotoxicity in mouse liver epithelial/fibroblastic cells. He performed postdoctoral study in chemical carcino-genesis (l977-1980) at the University of Southern California (USC). He was appointed Asst. Prof. of Microbiology/Pathology in l982, and is now Assoc. Prof. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Pathology and a Member of the USC Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, USC. His research interests include carcinogenicity of Ni/Cr compounds, activation of oncogenes/inactivation of tumor suppressor genes, and deregul-ation of gene expression, in Ni/Cr carcinogenesis. He is an expert in chemically induced mutation/neoplastic transformation of mammalian cells. He authored 61 scientific publications, gave 190 invited scientific lectures, and trained 110 B. S. students, 20 M. S. students, 11 Ph. D. students and 30 postdoctoral fellows. He reviewed research grants for the US EPA, NIEHS, Chem. Pathol./AlTx-4 Study Sections, NIH; served as a member of Carcinogen Ident. Comm., Calif. EPA (1994-Present); Sci. Rev. Panel for Toxic Air Contaminants, Calif. Air Resources. Board. (2003-2011, 2017-2020); Drinking Water (2003-2009) and the Human Health Res. (2003) Committees of US EPA’s Science Advisory Board; National Academy of Sciences Panel on U. S. EPA’s PCE Risk Assessment (2009-2010). He received the Merck Award in Chemistry (Drexel Univ.); an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship; an Edmundson Teaching Award (Dept. Path., USC, l985); and a Traveling Lectureship Award (Society of Toxicology, l990). He has held research grants from EPA, NCI, and NIEHS. He serves as a part-time Consultant/ Expert Witness in Chemical Toxicology and Chemical Carcinogenesis.