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Council appoints Carroll, Cabrera to SD Convention Center Corp. board

Two spots were filled on Monday by the San Diego City Council on the seven-member San Diego Convention Center Corp. board of directors.

The appointees, Candace M. Carroll — an appellate court practitioner, and Gil Cabrera — an attorney and the founder of The Cabrera Firm APC, will help set policy direction for the city-established corporation that operates the 2.6 million-square-foot Convention Center.

Carroll has taught seminars in advanced legal writing at Duke University School of Law and the University of San Diego School of Law, and at present supervises a Ninth Circuit Legal Clinic at the USD School of Law. She's handled appellate cases in federal, state and bankruptcy appeals courts and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and several other circuits.

She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University and her Juris Doctor with honors from Duke University School of Law.

Before forming his law firm, Cabrera was a senior associate with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, where he specialized in business litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property, employment law and white collar criminal defense. He has represented clients before numerous government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the California Attorney General's Office.

A member on the board of directors for the San Diego LGBT Community Center and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Cabrera received his Juris Doctor from Boston College, where he served as notes editor for the "Third World Law Journal," in 1997. He also received his bachelor's degree in political science from California State University, Fullerton.

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