September Bulletin Board: Our Members and Sponsor Firms Making Headlines


LGBT Bar Assocation Names Top Lawyers Under 40

The following BASF members were included on the National LGBT Bar Association’s Best 40 Lawyers Under 40: Jeffrey Jacobi, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Brian McDonald, Jones Day.

Attorneys that are recognized have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

Two Members Named to Alameda County Judgeships

California Governor Jerry Brown recently announced the appointments of two BASF members to judgeships in Alameda County Superior Court: Paul Herbert, formely of Frassetto Herbert and Michael Markman, formerly of Covington & Burling.

Daily Journal Announces Top Labor and Employment Lawyers

The following BASF members were included on the Daily Journal’s Top 75 California Labor and Employment Lawyers: Dipanwita Deb Amar, Arnold & Porter; Charles Birenbaum, Winston & Strawn; Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Kathryn Burkett Dickson, Dickson Geesman; Arthur Hartinger, Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson; Malcolm Heinicke, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Kimberly Kralowec, Kralowec Law Group; Karen Kubin, Morrison & Foerster; Jocelyn Larkin, Impact Fund; David Lowe, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe; Andrew Livingston, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Michele Miller, Miller Law Group; Cliff Palefsky, McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky; David Reis, Arnold & Porter; Michael Rubin, Altshuler Berzon; and Christopher Scanlan, Arnold & Porter.

BASF Board Member Named to California Rural Legal Assistance Board

BASF Board Member Alicia Gámez, Law Offices of Alicia Gámez, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Rural Assistance League (CRLA). BASF has appointed representatives to the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) Board since 1997.

Each year, CRLA provides more than 40,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs.

Morrison & Foerster Of Counsel Wins Prize for Book

Paul Goldstein, of counsel at Morrison & Foerster, recently was honored with the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his book, Havana Requiem.

The prize is sponsored by the ABA Journal and University of Alabama Law School and is awarded “each year to the novel that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society.”

The Recorder Announces Top Women Tech Lawyers

The Recorder recently recognized 50 women in its “Women Leaders in Technology Law” list. The attorneys chosen are women who “demonstrate leadership and expertise in solving the most pressing legal concerns tech companies can face.”

The following BASF members were included on the list: Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest; Valerie Diamond, Baker & McKenzie; Julie Holloway, Latham & Watkins; Kathryn Fritz, Fenwick & West; Rachel Krevans, Morrison & Foerster; Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster; Catherine Polizzi, Morrison & Foerster; Rosemarie Ring, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Tessa Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster; Luann Simmons, O’Melveny & Myers; BASF President-Elect Stephanie Skaff, Farella, Braun + Martel and Bobbie Wilson, Perkins Coie.

Sponsor Firms Included on Best Places to Work List

The following BASF Sponsor Firms were included on the Vault’s Top 25 Law Firms to Work For: Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West, Cooley, Perkins Coie and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

According to Vault, “These are the firms associates find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.”