Attorney Profile

Law Practice

Liberto speaking

  • Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California
  • Recognized as “AV Preeminent” rated by professional reporting company Martindale-Hubbell® (highest rating)
  • Regularly representing business interests in all respects including litigation, business counseling, formation, contract negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Formally Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Huntington Beach, California (pop. 195,000)
  • Served as settlement neutral for Superior Court
  • Currently Member of State Bar sanctioned attorney/client fee
  • Served as small claims neutral for Superior Court
    arbitration panel

International Consultancy and Representation

  • Legal and judicial reform consultancy, long term and short term
  • Management of international development projects as country director and chief of party
  • Development project evaluations, mid-term and final
  • Counseling and representation of foreign business interests abroad
  • Tribunal representation in international arbitration proceedings
  • Tender proposal preparation and quality review

Special Skills

  • Area specialist Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, EU
  • Fluent French and dialectal Arabic


  • McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
    J.D., Order of the Coif (top 10%), American Jurisprudence Award in Conflict of
    Laws, law review editor
  • University of Arizona, Tucson
    M.A., Arabic Linguistics and Teaching English as Foreign Language
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A., Social Welfare, Administrative Advocacy
  • University of Bologna, Italy
    Certificate, Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Programs

Representative Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Access to Justice Issues in West Africa” Orange County Bar Association (MCLE) Newport Beach, California February 27, 2017
  • “Tripartite Judicial Systems in West Africa: Post-Project Report on Enforcing Contracts in The Gambia,” Orange County Bar Association (MCLE) Newport
    Beach, California November 19, 2012
  • “Commercial Arbitration and Mediation in Emerging Countries”, 27th Annual International Law Symposium, Whittier Law School (MCLE), Costa Mesa, California April 16, 2010
  • “Doing Business in Emerging Countries: Legal and Practical Considerations,” Orange County Bar Association (MCLE), Newport Beach, California March 15, 2010.
  • “Real Estate Investment in Emerging Countries: Risks, Rewards and Practical Considerations,” Orange County Bar Association (MCLE), Newport Beach,
    California November 25, 2009
  • Moderator, Conference on Piracy of Copyrighted Goods and Trademarks in Morocco, Mohammed V University School of Law, Rabat Morocco April 17, 2007
  • “The Anti-Cybersquatting Act and the Registration of Trademarked Domain Names,” American Chamber of Commerce of Morocco (AMCHAM), Casablanca Hyatt Regency Hotel January 17, 2006
  • “Advanced Course on Intellectual Property Litigation,” Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB-MCLE), Anaheim Sheraton Hotel February 6, 2003
  • “The New UCC and Internet Transactions,” Orange County Bar Association (MCLE), Newport-Sheraton Hotel November 20, 2002