Professor Babbe teaches Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation, Appellate Advocacy, Unfair Competition Law, Negotiation and Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship. Prior to joining UCLA, Professor Babbe was a litigation partner with Morrison & Foerster, where he served as managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office and chair of the firm’s Los Angeles litigation department. While in private practice, he handled complex business litigation matters with special emphasis in the areas of professional liability and insurance coverage, and received professional recognition from Chambers USA (2004-09) and Best Lawyers of America (2006-09). He has served on the board of directors/trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and the Center for Civic Mediation. He is currently a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Federal District Court of the Central District of California.
Professor Babbe received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine magna cum laude, and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif).