Legal Roundup

MAYER BROWN: Noted consumer financial services lawyer Melissa Richards joins Mayer Brown in Northern California

By | Oct 21, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that Melissa L. Richards has joined the firm in Northern California as a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice and Consumer Financial Services group.

DRINKER BIDDLE REATH LLP: Summary of Key New California Laws for 2019 (and Beyond): What Employers Should Know

By | Oct 21, 2018

Drinker Biddle Reath Llp issued the following announcement on Oct. 16.In 2018, Governor Brown signed several laws impacting California employers.

MINAMI TAMAKI LLP: Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Clerk Program

By | Oct 21, 2018

The Summer Clerk Program is a 10-week paid internship at Minami Tamaki’s San Francisco office.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: California fraudsters beware: Protection by ‘integration clause’ less than rare

By | Oct 12, 2018

Parties to contracts sometimes want it both ways: They want solid, ironclad contracts that can’t be altered or disputed, but they also want an escape hatch if it turns out they were defrauded in the formation of the agreement.

HOLLAND & NIGHT: Jerome L. Levine Honored by California Indian Law Association

By | Oct 12, 2018

Holland & Knight Partner Jerome L. Levine today received the California Indian Law Association (CILA) 2018 award for "Outstanding Achievement in California Law."

DRINKER BIDDLE REATH LLP: Do Your Employees Use Cell Phones for Work While Driving?

By | Oct 12, 2018

Many employers have policies regarding the use of cell phones while driving, including the requirement to use the car’s hands-free, Bluetooth phone system, and abide by all applicable laws.

MINAMI TAMAKI LLP: Investigating Facebook Security Breach

By | Oct 7, 2018

Minami Tamaki LLP is investigating reports that Facebook suffered a data breach that compromised user profiles.

MOLSBY & BORDNER LLP: Ways to protect business assets in divorce

By Molsby & Bordner LLP | Oct 7, 2018

Many California residents also happen to be business owners. Any number of issues can have an impact on a company's bottom line and perhaps even place a business owner's best interests at risk. One such issue is divorce.

BPE LAW GROUP: My Fence is Falling Down and My Neighbor Won’t Help!!

By BPE Law Group | Oct 7, 2018

Boundary line fences have a long history of generating disputes between neighbors. One neighbor wants to change the location, another wants a particular style of fence. One wants nothing to do with the maintenance, another seeks pristine maintenance. All of these create strife and foster hostility between neighbors.

DUGGAN LAW CORPORATION: Why Employers Should Consider Getting Rid Of Probationary Periods

By Duggan Law Corporation | Oct 7, 2018

Many companies have historically included language in their new hire contracts and employee handbooks about "probationary periods."

JACKSON LEWIS PC: Guillermo A. Escobedo Appointed Vice President of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

By | Sep 30, 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Principal Guillermo A. Escobedo, who was appointed Vice President of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA).

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: Los Angeles office receives top 10 city ranking in Am Law’s Midlevel Associates Survey

By | Sep 30, 2018

Thompson Coburn’s Los Angeles office has received a top 10 ranking in the city-specific rankings for The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associates Survey, which evaluates the satisfaction levels of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates at Am Law 200 firms.

BUCHALTER NEMER: Buchalter Welcomes Managing Shareholder and Three Attorneys from Archer Norris in San Francisco

By | Sep 30, 2018

Buchalter is pleased to announce a team of former Archer Norris attorneys, including the Firm’s former Managing Shareholder, have joined the Firm.

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP: Sheppard Mullin Adds IP Pros in Palo Alto

By | Sep 30, 2018

Sheppard Mullin is pleased to announce that a team of three attorneys, led by partner Harper Batts, has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group in Palo Alto.

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

By | 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.

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

By | Sep 30, 2018

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

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Hosts Seminar Series: 2018 Trends & Legal Developments in Consumer Products Class Action Litigation

By | Sep 21, 2018

Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Rick L. Shackelford and Daniell K. Newman present on the latest trends and legal developments in consumer products class action litigation at Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office and broadcast via webinar.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Lewis Brisbois expands Northern CA Bay Area presence with new hires, opening of Walnut Creek Location

By | Sep 21, 2018

Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the addition of six new attorneys to our Bay Area practice.

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP: Ryan Lowther Named Among Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California

By Farella Braun + Martel LLP | Sep 21, 2018

Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that partner Ryan Lowther was named to the Daily Journal’s 2018 list of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California.

MASTAGNI HOLSTEDT APC: Governor Signs Bill Barring Suits To Recover Pre-Janus Agency Shop Or Fair Share Fees

By Mastagni Holstedt, APC | Sep 21, 2018

In the wake of Janus, groups such as the National Right to Work Foundation have been promoting litigation against public employee unions to recoup agency shop and fair share dues paid prior to Janus.

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