Carol Lifland

AMD Technologies, Inc, Principal

Prior to becoming general counsel to a number of businesses in the medical device industry over the past 20 years, Ms. Lifland was a litigation partner at Cox, Castle and Nicholson, heading the firm’s in-house legal education program and co-editing its annual review of California law relating to the real estate and financial services industries. From 1980-81, Ms. Lifland worked at the U.S Department of Education in Chicago in the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement, where she co-authored a brief in a major school desegregation suit, analyzed census data and prepared an initial desegregation plan in the same case. From 1977-78, Ms. Lifland served as the Coordinator of a Child Advocacy Project for the Legal Aid Foundation of Chicago, Juvenile Impact Litigation Division. As the ombudsperson for juvenile wards of the state housed in mental health facilities, Ms. Lifland represented clients in administrative hearings regarding placement in “least restrictive alternative” housing and other services, wrote a self-help manual for consumers facing the denial or termination of mental health or social services, prepared materials for press conferences and legislative hearings and conducted community education seminars on administrative advocacy.