Sanford Shatz
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  • Cornell University (J.D., 1985)

    Moot Court Board (Treasurer), Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (Treasurer)

  • Cornell University (Candidate for Ph.D., 1986)

    Economics, Industrial Organization and Labor, Academic Fellowship Recipient

  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1981)

    Economics, High Distinction/Honors, Class Honors (University Honor Roll)


Bar Admissions
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer



  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Program Subcommittee (Chair 2014-2021) Housing Finance Subcommittee (Chair, 2011-2014), Housing Finance and RESPA Subcommittee (Vice Chair, 2007-2011), Webinars and Roundtables Subcommittee (Chair 2009-2021); Programs Committee; Moderator and panelist for seminars and CLE programs; Litigation Section
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • California Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association (1987-1998, 2010-present) – Panelist