August Bulletin Board: Our Members and Sponsor Firms Making Headlines


Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Welcomes Attorneys Into Founders’ Circle

BASF members Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabarser Heimann & Bernstein and Carol Kingsley, Kingsley Mediation Services, were both welcomed into the Founders’ Circle at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 20th Anniversary Dinner in June.

Cristina Rubke Places First in Sailing Competition

Cristina Rubke, Shartsis Friese, recently won first place in the Liberty Servo Fleet at the 2013 Access Class European Championships and SKUD 18 Europeans in late May. The race was held in Arbon on the waters of Lake Constance in Switzerland.

Morrison & Foerster Attorneys Named Dealmakers of the Week

In June, BASF member Rob Townsend, Morrison & Foerster, along with Ken Siegel a partner in the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster, were named Am Law’s Dealmakers of Week for their role in representing Tokyo-based Internet and telecommunications company SoftBank in its $21.6 billion acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.

ABA Appoints BASF Member to Task Force

Golden Gate University School of Law Dean Rachel Van Cleave was recently appointed a member of the ABA’s Legal Access Job Corps Task Force.

The Task Force will focus on efforts to match unemployed or underemployed lawyers with significant unmet legal needs around the U.S.

Public Justice Honors BASF Member

Public Justice held its 31st Annual Gala & Awards Dinner in late July . They presented the Champion of Justice Award to Past President and Executive Committee Member Al Brayton of Brayton Purcell.

American Lawyer Announces 2013 “Best in Class” List

The following BASF Sponsor Firms were included on American Lawyer’s “A-List”: Latham & Watkins; Morrison & Foerster; and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

The A-List is comprised of firms who score highest in the following categories: revenue per lawyer, pro bono, associate satisfaction, and diversity.

Sponsor Firms Recognized for Placing Women in Leadership Roles

Women in Law Empowerment Forum recently announced a list of 42 firms that met at least four of six criteria measuring how law firms compensate women and give them power. The following BASF Sponsor Firms made the list: Cooley; Crowell & Moring; Davis Wright Tremaine; Dentons; Goodwin Procter; Latham & Watkins; Littler Mendelson; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Perkins Coie; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

BASF Sponsor Firms Included on Biggest Defense Wins List

The following BASF Sponsor Firms were included on American Lawyer’s top ten list of “Biggest Defense Wins, 2011-2013”: Arnold & Porter was listed twice (Vannessa Ventures v. Venezuela and Electrabel v. Hungary); and Winston & Strawn (Jordan v. International Company for Railway Systems).