Prior to his appointment, the Honorable Judge Claster worked as an employment defense lawyer in private practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for clients such as Marie Callender Pie Shops Inc., Johnny Rockets, Transamerica Corp. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. In both 2009 and 2010 he was named to the Daily Journal's list of Top 10 Employment Defense Lawyers in California.
- JD from University of California, Los Angeles (1976)
- Bachelor from Stanford University (1973)
- Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles (until 2010)