Call Now! 1-415-956-6062

News & Information

INBLF Upcoming Events

—   INBLF Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Event – San Francisco, California October 19th – 22nd, 2017 Are you ready to leave your heart in San Francisco?  We hope…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-18, 2016 Hosted by the Chicago Chapter   Twelfth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Miami, Florida October 15-18, 2015 Hosted by…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

  • J. Rod Betts

    Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
    101 West Broadway
    Ninth Floor
    San Diego, California 92101-8285, U.S.A.
  • Employment Law for Management


    Education • University of Kansas Law School, J.D., 1981, Order of the Coif (top 10% of class) • Fort Hays State University, B.S., 1978, summa cum laude Admissions • All California state courts • All United States District Courts in California • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Memberships and Affiliations • Elected a Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a national, invitation-only group of the finest labor and employment attorneys in the United States • Senior Governor on the University of Kansas Law School Board of Governors Awards and Recognition • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® • Named one of California’s top Labor and Employment law attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine • Named Best Lawyers® San Diego Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment for 2015, a recognition given to only a single attorney in each city • Named the “Management - Labor Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers’ 2013 edition • Recognized in the Los Angeles Times as one of Southern California’s Best Lawyers • Recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript and San Diego Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in San Diego.” • Received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (“AV”) for legal ability and ethical standards