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

Two Leaders Circle Firms Named Best Places to Work

BASF Leaders Circle firms Farella Braun + Martel and Fenwick & West were both recently named to the San Francisco Business Times, “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” list.

Yale Law Women Announce Top Ten Family Friendly Firms

The following BASF Leaders Circle Firms included on Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Friendly law Firms list: Arnold & Porter; Morrison & Foerster and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

JBB-1Member Honored by ABA Section of Litigation

Arnold & Porter attorney Marty Glick was recently honored by the ABA Section of Litigation as one of the recipients of the 2014 John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professionalism Award. The award was created to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all.


JBB-2California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Elects President

Arnold & Porter appellate attorney Steven L. Mayer was recently elected as President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL), a position he will hold until May 2015. The academy is a selective group of about 90 experienced appellate practitioners. Prior to serving as President of CAAL, Mayer was CAAL’s First Vice-President.



The Recorder Names Corporate Practices of the Year

Congratulations to the BASF Leaders Circle firms who were recognized by The Recorder in their 2014 Corporate Practice of the Year Awards.

Morrison & Foerster was recognized as a finalist for the Corporate Practice of the Year award; Latham & Watkins was recognized with an honorable mention in the category.

In the Mergers and Acquisitions category, Morrison & Foerster was recognized as a finalist. In the Capital Markets category, Fenwick & West was recognized as a finalist. In the Emerging Companies category, Fenwick & West was announced as the winner and Cooley and Latham & Watkins were announced as finalists.

In the Venture Capital category, Cooley was announced as the winner and Latham & Watkins and Morrison & Foerster were announced as finalists. In the Governance category, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Morrison & Foerster were announced as finalists.

The winners and finalists will be honored at a dinner on June 26 in San Francisco.

JBB-3Shirish Gupta Awarded the Sportsmanship Award

The Foster City U9 boys Winter Select team which is coached by BASF Member Shirish Gupta, Flashpoint Mediation, won the Sportsmanship Award for the 2014 Area 2N Winter League.

The award is based on the referees’ impressions for each match of three categories – the coaches’, parents’, and players’ sportsmanship.

San Francisco Business Times Names Most Influential Women in the Bay Area



Congratulations to the following BASF members who were included on the San Francisco Business Times “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” list: Kara Baysinger, Dentons; Michelle Ferreira, Greenberg Traurig; Joan Fife, Winston & Strawn; Molly Moriarity Lane, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Sandra McCandless, Dentons; and BASF President Stephanie Skaff, Farella Braun + Martel.