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Hoge Fenton Welcomes New Associate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, a Northern California law firm, has announced that Crystal N. Riggins has joined the firm as an associate attorney. She is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office and is a member of its Litigation Group. Riggins earned her B.A....

Greenberg Traurig Expands In Los Angeles, Adding Litigation Attorney Adam Siegler

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Adam Siegler has joined its Los Angeles office as an of counsel in the Litigation Group. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Siegler served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq...

Fish & Richardson Attorney Receives California Lawyer Attorneys Of The Year Award

SAN DIEGO — John Gartman, a principal in the San Diego office of Fish & Richardson, one of the world’s leading intellectual property and business litigation law firms, has received the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award. The award recognizes lawyers throughout the state...

Attorney Eric Fromme Joins Rutan & Tucker LLP

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Rutan & Tucker LLP, California's largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, has announced that Eric Fromme has joined the firm as senior counsel in the firm's Trial Section and Bankruptcy/Financial Practices Group. Fromme is a highly regarded federal court...

Steve Berman Appointed In Consolidated Toyota Litigation

SANTA ANA, Calif. - U.S. District Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California on May 14 appointed class action lawyer Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman , to co-lead counsel in the massive multi-district litigation against Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Berman's charge...

Manatt Adds Corporate & Finance Partner Thomas Leary In Orange County

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has announced that Thomas J. Leary has joined the firm's Orange County office as a partner in the Corporate and Finance practice group. Leary has extensive experience advising public and private companies, boards of directors and executives...

William G. (Greg) Lane Joins Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - William G. (Greg) Lane has joined the new Orange County, Calif., office of Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, as an of counsel attorney. Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC develops strategies for maximizing the value of intellectual...

Hoge Fenton Lawyer Appointed Chief Trial Counsel For California State Bar

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel has announced that shareholder James E. Towery has been appointed as the California State Bar's Chief Trial Counsel. If confirmed by the state Senate, Towery will head up the office of 250 attorneys, investigators and support staff that disciplines...

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP Changes Name To Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

LOS ANGELES - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP ( JMBM ), a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, has announced that it has changed its name to Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP. The name change was effective Aug. 5, 2010, and coincides with...

New Name, Same Mission For AlvaradoSmith

SAN FRANCISCO - "It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our firm's expansion of its California presence under the new name of AlvaradoSmith, a Professional Corporation," said AlvaradoSmith Founding Shareholder Ruben Smith. The law firm of AlvaradoSmith has transitioned from its...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Los Angeles Office With IP Attorney Joseph Geisman

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Joseph Geisman has joined its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice as of counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Geisman served as intellectual property counsel...

Chris Dubia, Mike Tenerelli Join Dorsey's Southern California Office

IRVINE, Calif. - International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has announced that Christian (Chris) Dubia Jr. and Michael (Mike) Tenerelli have joined the firm's Southern California office as partners in the Trial group. They had previously been partners with the firm of Dubia, Erickson and...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Bay Area Corporate & Securities, Litigation Practices

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Silicon Valley office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Corporate & Securities and Litigation Practices. Corporate attorney Craig Lilly joined the firm from Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Litigator Jeff Lokey comes from Manatt,...

2 Associates Join Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, a leading Northern California law firm, has announced that Michael T. Bonetto and Derek Y. Chien have joined the firm. Bonetto is an experienced family law practitioner who focuses on all facets of family law, from intake through settlement and/or...

Gibson Dunn Launches Transnational Litigation And Foreign Judgments Practice Group

LOS ANGELES - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced the formation of its new Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments Practice Group , which focuses on defending multinational corporations against torts and other related claims originating from or involving non-U.S. jurisdictions. The multidisciplinary...

Allen Ruby, Renowned Trial Attorney, Joins Skadden As Litigation Partner

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has announced that Allen Ruby, one of the nation's preeminent trial lawyers, has joined the firm's Palo Alto office as a litigation partner. Ruby's trial practice includes a wide variety of high-profile, complex commercial...

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Expands San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO - Hooper, Lundy & Bookman P.C. (HLB) has announced that four veteran health law attorneys have joined the firm as partners in the firm's San Francisco office. The four - M. Steven Lipton, Harry Shulman, Paul T. Smith and W. Clark Stanton - were most recently partners in the San...

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Litigation, Antitrust Practices

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences and growth enterprises worldwide, has announced that David R. Stewart has become a partner at the firm. Stewart specializes in antitrust and intellectual property litigation and...

Murchison & Cumming Adds 2 Partners, 2 Senior Associates

LOS ANGELES - Murchison & Cumming LLP has announced that Valarie H. Jonas and Gina Bazaz have joined the firm as partners and that Mark M. Gnesin and Philip A. Kraft have joined the firm as senior associates. Jonas, who joins the firm's San Francisco office, focuses her practice in the areas...

Dannis Woliver Kelley Welcomes New Attorneys Statewide

SAN FRANCISCO - Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK), California's premier, full-service education law firm since 1978, welcomed four new and one returning attorney to its San Francisco, Long Beach and San Diego offices in the first quarter of 2011. Cameron C. Ward rejoined DWK as of counsel in San Francisco...

Manatt Bolsters Litigation Leadership In Orange County As Phillip Kaplan Joins Firm

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has announced that Phillip Kaplan has joined the firm as a litigation partner. Kaplan, formerly a partner with O'Melveny & Myers LLP, bolsters Manatt's national trial practice and the firm's growing Orange County presence. With...

DOJ Top Fraud Official, Enron Trial Attorney Robb C. Adkins Joins Winston & Strawn

SAN FRANCISCO - Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that nationally recognized trial attorney Robb Adkins has joined its litigation practice as a partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Over the past decade, Adkins has served as a federal prosecutor, Enron trial attorney, chief of...

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP To Combine With Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The international law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) and the California-based law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP have set a target merger date of March 1, 2012, following a recent vote by the firms' partners. This combination will enhance the legal...