An Evening With Erin Brockovich

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Please join us at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Friday, April 29th for this very special event, starting with a private cocktail reception and meet & greet with Erin, followed by the dinner and program from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Ms. Brockovich was the youngest child of an industrial engineer father and a journalist mother.  After a few years roaming around at various colleges, she decided that she wanted to be a “California girl”.  She first landed a job as a management trainee for K-Mart, but when that didn’t satisfy her, she decided to study electrical engineering, which also couldn’t hold her attention.  On a fluke, she entered the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant and won the title.

After moving to Reno, Nevada, divorcing twice, and being seriously injured in a car accident, Erin moved back to the San Fernando Valley and hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her.  That is where she met Ed Masry and changed the course of both of their lives.  They won a small settlement in Erin’s case, but she still needed to work, so she got a job there as a file clerk, organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case, which is where Erin first discovered medical records that would explode into the largest direct action lawsuit in U.S. history, which, in 1996, forced PG&E to pay out $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.

The story of what Erin did for the residents of Hinkley, combined with the movie that won Julia Roberts an Academy Award for Best Actress, helped to make Erin Brockovich a household name.  Her first TV project was ABC’s 2001 special, “Challenge America with Erin Brockovich”.  Then, for three seasons, Erin hosted the Lifetime series, “Final Justice with Erin Brockovich.”

As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, Erin is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide, and is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri.

Erin currently lives in Southern California with her husband, three children and five Pomeranians and admits to one guilty pleasure…shopping!  Just wait until she finds out about Delaware’s tax free shopping!

It is truly going to be an unforgettable evening to hear Erin share her inspirational story with us.

Below is the invitation to the event which contains all of the information you will need to register to attend.  Please feel free to forward it to your colleagues.  Registration and payment must be received by April 8, 2011.

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