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LITTLER MENDELSON: Andrea R. Ortega Selected as National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019

Andrea R. Ortega, an attorney at Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been selected as an academy fellow by the National Employment Law Council (NELC).

DLA PIPER: DLA Piper's Miles Cooley and Rockard "Rocky" Delgadillo named Most Influential Minority Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that two Los Angeles-based partners have been named by the Los Angeles Business Journal to the 2019 Most Influential Minority Attorney list.

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).

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Three Litigators to its Expanding Sacramento Office

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continued to expand its Sacramento office with the addition of Todd A. Pickles as of counsel in the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, as well as David A. Cheit as of counsel and Deepi K. Miller as associate in the Litigation Practice.

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.

From Legal Newsline

California jury awards $1.63 million in case against BNSF after plaintiff had rejected $50K settlement

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 21, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Just weeks after rejecting a $50,000 pre-trial settlement offer from his former employer in a personal injury suit, one-time California maintenance worker David Arizaga walked away on Jan. 10 with a $1.63 million verdict against BNSF Railway Co.

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Exxon argues for Texas justice as it defends self from climate change lawsuits

By David Yates | Jan 17, 2019

FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.

BAKERHOSTETLER: BakerHostetler Snags Business and Employment Litigator in California

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

BakerHostetler announced today the addition of a seasoned business and employment litigation attorney as a partner in its Costa Mesa office.

GREENBERGTRAURIG: Two Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at ABA Section of Litigation Joint CLE Conference

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

Adil M. Khan and Natassia Kwan of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2019 Environmental and Energy, Mass Torts and Products Liability Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Strengthens West Coast Public Finance Capabilities With Addition of Attorney Juan Redín in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Jan 12, 2019

Juan Redín has joined Locke Lord’s Los Angeles office as Senior Counsel in the Firm’s premier, nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group.

BNSF Railway makes opening statement over maintenance worker's alleged injuries in San Bernadino

By Glenn Minnis | Dec 16, 2018

Even as attorneys for BNSF Railway Co. concede that the company failed to safeguard some of its equipment, they argued during opening statements of a trial where a former laborer suffered serious impairment that they should not be held liable for injuries that they insist are nowhere near as grave as the victim contends.

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.

Two class action litigation firms looking for wild fire clients, according to press release

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Two law firms that have made names for themselves in asbestos, personal injury, products liability and other class actions now are looking for victims of California's devastating Camp Fire to represent, according to a recent press release.

Blue Shield wins partial judgement in reimbursement case with NorthBay

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

Blue Shield has won a partial summary judgement in California court over claims of unfair business practices.

MCCATHERN PLLC: McCathern Welcomes New Intellectual Property Partner to LA Office

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

McCathern is excited to announce the addition of intellectual property partner, Christopher Barkley, to our Los Angeles office!

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown adds Tax partner Michael Lebovitz in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

.Mayer Brown announced today that Michael Lebovitz has joined the firm as a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Los Angeles.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Jeff E. Scott, Greenberg Traurig’s Global Co-Chair of Litigation Practice, Recognized as ‘Litigation Attorney of the Year’ by Los Angeles Business Journal

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

Jeff E. Scott, co-chair of the Global Litigation Practice and co-managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named the “Leaders in Law: 2018 Litigation Attorney of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ).

Suit claims Facebook should be protecting its content screeners, attorney says

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 9, 2018

A lawsuit filed Sept. 21 in San Mateo County Superior Court alleges former “content moderators” for Facebook viewed thousands of graphic images and videos of child sexual abuse, rape and murder, and nothing was done to protect the employees from psychological trauma.

MAYER BROWN: Technology Transactions partner Michelle Gross joins Mayer Brown in Northern California

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that Michelle Ontiveros Gross has joined the firm as a Technology Transactions partner in Northern California.

California jury deadlocks in Johnson & Johnson mesothelioma trial

By John Sammon | Sep 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A jury is unable to decide if plaintiff Carolyn Weirick's long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, an incurable fatal lung cancer.

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