Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headlines

Members Named to Daily Journal’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers List


The following BASF members were named to the Daily Journal’s “Top California Labor and Employment
Lawyers” list: Gregg M. Adam, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough; Dipanwita Deb Amar, Arnold & Porter; Maria Anastas, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Charles S. Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig; Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Kathryn Burkett Dickson, Dickson Geesman; Joan B. Tucker Fife, Winston & StrawnMalcolm A. Heinicke, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Arthur A. HartingerMeyers Nave Riback Silver & WilsonF. Curt Kirschner Jr., Jones Day; Jocelyn Larkin, Impact Fund; Andrew R. Livingston, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; David J. Reis, Arnold & Porter; and Joseph Saveri, Joseph Saveri Law Firm.

San Francisco Business Times Announces Top Corporate Philanthropists

The following BASF Leader Circle firms were included in the San Francisco Business Times “Top 75 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists” list: Hanson Bridgett, Morrison & Foerster and Shartsis Friese.


Mediation Services Panelist Joins ERA Board

BASF member and Mediation Services panelist Barbara Bryant was recently named to the board of directors of the Equal Rights Advocates.



SCHICKMANPast President To Chair ABA Section

BASF’s 1996 President Mark Schickman, Freeland Cooper & Foreman, will take on the role of chair of the ABA’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities in September. The section aims to raise and address often complex and difficult civil rights and civil liberties issues in a changing and diverse society; and ensure that protection of individual rights remains a focus of legal and policy decisions.

Leaders Circle Firms Named to Best Law Firms for Diversity List

BASF Leader Circle firms Littler Mendelson and Schiff Hardin were both listed in Vault’s top ten law firms for diversity. Schiff Hardin took the number one spot in the Diversity for Women category and took number two spot for Diversity for Minorities and Littler Mendelson took the number one spot for Diversity for Minorities.

moralesMember Invited to National Trial Lawyers Group

BASF member Christopher Morales was invited to be part of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the year 2014.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers. Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals with exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state or major geographical area.

Recorder Announces Top Women Leaders in Tech Law


The following BASF members were recently recognized in the Recorder’s “2014 Women Leaders in Tech
Law” list: Annette Hurst, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Kathryn FritzFenwick & West; Rachel KrevansMorrison & Foerster; Rosemarie Ring, Munger, Tolles & Olson; BASF President Stephanie Skaff, Farella Braun + Martel; Joyce Smith, Baker & McKenzie; Quyen Ta, Keker & Van Nest; Hilary Ware, Netflix; and Bobbie Wilson, Perkins Coie.

Leaders Circle Firms Recognized as Best Places to Work for Women

The following Leader Circle firms were included in Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyer’s “50 Best law Firms for Women” list: Farella Braun + Martel; Hanson Bridgett; Littler Mendelson and Morrison & Foerster.

Firms are recognized for their family friendly policies, and business and career development initiatives that help women attorneys succeed and advance into the leadership pipeline.