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WILSON ELSER: Hoynacki Elected to Board of San Diego Defense Lawyers, Kearns Past President

By Press release submission | Feb 6, 2019

David Hoynacki (Associate-San Diego) was elected by a vote of the general membership to the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association (SDDL).

MORGAN LEWIS: Morgan Lewis Partner Neeraj Arora Named Among Most Influential Minority Lawyers in LA

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

he Los Angeles Business Journal has named Morgan Lewis partner Neeraj Arora as one of the Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles.

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Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

WILSON ELSER: Sullivan Appointed a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Don Sullivan (Partner-San Francisco) was recently appointed to serve as a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law, a treatise jointly published by the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig's Ian Ballon and Gretchen Ramos Selected as 2019 Top Cyber Lawyers by the Daily Journal

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Ian C. Ballon and Gretchen A. Ramos have been named among the “Top Cyber Lawyers in California” for 2019.

Plaintiff witness in talc trial says asbestos detection methods used earlier weren't sophisticated enough

By John Sammon | Jan 24, 2019

ALAMEDA – Based on the testimony of a microscope researcher on Wednesday, Terry Leavitt may have developed mesothelioma because the limitations of detection methods used in the 1970s and later weren’t full-proof at the time.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Veteran Employment Litigator Charles Thompson in San Francisco

By Press release submission | Jan 10, 2019

San Francisco employment attorney Charles O. Thompson has moved to global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder, further strengthening the firm’s Global Labor and Employment Practice.

From Legal Newsline

Oakland, San Francisco switch lawyers as climate change lawsuits face possible reckoning

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 29, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The cities of Oakland and San Francisco have replaced the private lawyers representing them in climate change litigation as a series of lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Shell and other oil companies head toward what could be their final challenges in appeals courts on either coast.

MCDERMOT WILL EMERY: McDermott Bolsters Class Action and Complex Commercial Litigation Capabilities with Addition of Bill Donovan

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

McDermott Will & Emery today announced the addition of William (“Bill”) Donovan, Jr. to the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Los Angeles.

Court denies in part, grants in part motion to amend patent infringement case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 9, 2018

A networking company sued by a cybersecurity company over patent infringement had a motion to amend its counterclaims denied in part and granted in part.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig’s Dan Black Named to Variety500 for Second Consecutive Year

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

Daniel H. Black, Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Entertainment & Media Practice and Chairman of the West Coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has been recognized for the second consecutive year in Variety500, an annual list of the 500 global leaders shaping the $2 trillion entertainment industry.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Two Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers’ 2018 Northern California Women’s Edition

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

chiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Jean Bertrand and Erin Daly have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Northern California Women’s Edition.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN: Steven Knott and Joan Cotkin Join Pillsbury’s Highly Regarded Insurance Recovery Practice

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Pillsbury has recruited well-known California insurance litigators Steven Knott and Joan Cotkin to join the firm’s Los Angeles office and the firm’s market leading national Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Global Chair and Two Partners Named Among Top Champions of Women in Business

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has been named as a Male Champion of Women in Business while Partners Joanna (Jo) Ludlam and Sue McLean have been named Female Champions by the Financial Times and HERoes, a gender-equality initiative.

Ninth Circuit Court reverses dismissal of NFL players' claims of illegally supplied drugs

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

A group of retired NFL players can pursue claims the National Football League illegally supplied players with opioids and other prescription drugs, a federal appeals court ruled.

Former personal assistant for Dough Boy alleges she resigned because of sexual harassment

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Pennsylvania woman alleges she was forced to resign her job from a Beverly Hills business because of sexual harassment.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAWW PITTMAN: After Unanimous Jury Trial Victory, Judge Awards Pillsbury Client San Diego Comic-Con $4 Million in Fees

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

On August 23, U.S. District Court Judge Anthony J. Battaglia affirmed a unanimous December 2017 jury verdict finding that Dan Farr Productions, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg (collectively DFP) infringed the “Comic-Con” family of trademarks owned by San Diego Comic Convention, by operating conventions under the name “Salt Lake Comic Con.”

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAWW PITTMAN LLP: Kim Buffington and Robert Wallan among Los Angeles’ Top Litigators

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

On August 13, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Pillsbury partners Robert Wallan and Kim Buffington to its list of the region’s Top Litigators.

Moldex-Metric alleges Michigan company interfered with a contract

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Culver City company who manufactures earplugs alleges a Michigan corporation convinced another company to manufacture earplugs and breach an agreement.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAWW PITTMAN: Pillsbury’s High Net Worth Offering Earns More Acclaim from Chambers

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Pillsbury been recognized again as one of the leading law firms operating in the international private wealth market in the 2019 edition of Chambers High Net Worth.

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