November Bulletin Board: Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headlines


Leaders Circle Firm Ranks #1 in Recorder Reader Poll

Congratulations to BASF Leaders Circle Firm Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, they were chosen number one in the “Best Malpractice Law Firm” for a fourth consecutive year in The Recorder’s Best issue.

Attorney Elected to Board of Advocacy Organization

Dean Fealk, DLA Piper, has been elected to the board of directors of the Bay Area Council, the region’s preeminent business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization comprised of the top executives of the leading companies committed innovation, global competitiveness and sustainability.

Members Top Local Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice List

The following BASF members were included on San Francisco’s “Readers’ Choice 2013: Business & Professional” list in the lawyer category: Barbara Moser, Kaye, Moser, Hierbaum and Neil E. Taxy, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick. Taxy is a BASF Mediation Services panelist as well.

Moser was also recently featured in the San Francisco Business Times in its “Entrepreneur Profile.”

The Daily Journal Names Top 100 Lawyers in California

The Daily Journal announced their “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” The following BASF members were included on the list: Michael Bien, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld; Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Douglas Cogen, Fenwick & West; Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Eric Fastiff, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; David Goodwin, Covington & Burling; Jessica Grant, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass; Annette Hurst, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; John Keker, Keker & Van Nest; Harold McElihnny, Morrison & Foerster; Paul More, Davis Cowell & Bowe; Stephen Neal, Cooley; Elliot Peters, Keker & Van Nest; Michael Rhodes, Cooley; Jane Ross, Weil Gotshal & Manges; Paul Scrivano, O’Melveny & Myers; Bruce Simon, Pearson Simon & Warshaw; Michael Sobol, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; and Robert Townsend, Morrison Foerster.

Council on Legal Education Opportunity Recongnizes BASF Leaders Circle Firms

The following BASF Leaders Circle Firms were honored as a “William A. Blakey Diversity Pipeline Architects” at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s (CLEO) 45th Anniversary Celebration: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; Bingham McCutchen; Davis Wright Tremaine; DLA Piper; Latham & Watkins; Morrison & Foerster; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

Leaders Circle Firm Ranks Among Top Firms for Class Action

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass’ Litigation Group has been rated in the top 10 percent of all U.S. law firms for class actions. The ranking was featured in the recently released Litigation Outlook 2014 report by BTI Consulting Group.