About the authors

AuthorWilliam M. Audet/Kimberly A. Fanady/David Ling Y. Kuang
WILLIAM M. AUDET, J.D., LL.M., LL.D., (h.c.), is the founding partner of Audet & Partners, LLP, a plain-
class action and complex litigation cases involving fraud, defective drugs and products, privacy, constitutional
rights, environmental, employment, unfair business practices, shareholders’ rights and antitrust claims. He has won
Mr. Audet earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) (with highest honors) from Golden Gate University School of Law
in 1984, where he was the Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and the student commencement
speaker. In 1987, Mr. Audet obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Wisconsin, School
of Law. During his years at the University of Wisconsin, he taught as a clinical professor, and worked full time at
the law school’s LAIP inmate legal services program as a supervising attorney to law students at the clinic. Mr.
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M. Smith, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a law clerk to
the Honorable Alfonso J. Zirpoli, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
In 2013, Mr. Audet was awarded a Doctor of Law degree (LL.D., h.c.) from the Golden Gate University School
Mr. Audet is a member of the California and Wisconsin bars and is admitted to practice before numerous federal
district courts throughout the United States and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The author of two law review
articles, Mr. Audet is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco legal press and has appeared in television and news-
casts. He can be reached at Audet & Partners, LLP., 711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500, San Francisco, California 94102,
telephone: (415) 982-1776, fax: (415) 568-2556, e-mail: waudet@audetlaw.com, website: http://www.audetlaw.com.
KIMBERLY A. FANADY represents corporate and individual clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts
in the areas of contract and commercial disputes, creditors’ remedies, fraud, employment discrimination, wrongful
termination, construction law, probate and trust litigation, and workout/settlement negotiation and documentation.
Prior to opening her solo practice in May 1996, Ms. Fanady practiced with Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger
in San Francisco from 1989 to 1996 and with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City from 1986 to
1989. She is a member of the California bar, a former member of the New York bar and a member of various
federal courts in California and New York.
Ms. Fanady received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as Executive
Editor of the Moot Court Board. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in English.
California 94105, (415) 986-8467.
“DAVID” LING Y. KUANG practices law focused on the prosecution of product-liability class actions and other
complex matters. He actively litigates in both state court and federal district courts throughout the United States,
and his work has earned him numerous accolades including recognition as a top attorney by SuperLawyers®
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resentative case work includes being part of a trial team that sought, on behalf of a class of insurance purchasers,
restitution in excess of $100M dollars, pursuing actions against Fortune 100 companies for product defects, and
safeguarding privacy and consumer data protection in suits against Silicon Valley scions. Prior to starting at Audet
D. Mihara in the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District at the Superior Court of California, Santa
Clara County, and further expanded his experience on the international stage, having clerked for the Honorable
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Scholarship Recipient, member of the Pro Bono Honor Society and president of APALSA, the school’s largest
law department. He can be reached at Audet & Partners, LLP, 711 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 500 San Francisco, CA

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