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

Asian American Bar Association Installs 2015-2016 Board

The following BASF members were recently installed to the Asian American Bar Association’s Board of Directors: Treasurer Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Secretary David Tsai, Perkins Coie; Kristy Young Coleman, Goodwin Procter; John Hamasaki, Law Office of John Hamasaki and Marina Sarmiento Feehan, Positive Counsel.

Three Leader Circle Firms Recognized by Fortune Magazine

The following BASF Leader Circle firms were recently recognized in Fortune magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” list: Arnold & Porter, Cooley, and Perkins Coie.

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Elena Matsis Named Finalist in Top Corporate Counsel List

Elena Matsis, Employment Counsel of Autodesk, was recently named as a finalist for the “Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Legal Momentum Honors Women

Mary Quazzo, Bechtel Corporation, was honored at the Legal Momentum’s 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards in early March.

Quazzo is vice president, secretary, principal counsel, and manager of Corporate Legal for Bechtel Group, Inc., based in San Francisco.

Diversity and community service feature prominently in Quazzo’s activities. She is involved in Women@Bechtel, a collaborative forum connecting employees globally to promote the development and advancement of women at all levels, and numerous company and employee initiated stewardship efforts.

Dean Fealk Joins Presidential Leaders Scholar Program

Dean Fealk, a partner at DLA Piper, was selected to join the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush.

The scholars draw from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military, and academia and were chosen because of their capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.

Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp Hosts Workshop Featuring Author John Englander

From left: Brian S. Haughton, John F. Barg, author John Englander and Stephen C. Lewis

From left: Brian S. Haughton, John F. Barg, author John Englander and Stephen C. Lewis

BASF Leader Circle firm Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, held an environmental law workshop, in January at the City Club in San Francisco.

The keynote speaker was John Englander, author of High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.

Nossaman Teams Up with 49ers Foundation to Help Underserved Youth

From left, Gene Washington, San Francisco 49ers alumnus; Yuliya Oryol, Nossaman; Clothilde Hewlett, Nossaman; Joanne Pasternack, 49ers Foundation; Jennifer Montana, Jennifer Montana Design and J.J. Stokes, San Francisco 49ers alumnus

From left, Gene Washington, San Francisco 49ers alumnus; Yuliya Oryol, Nossaman; Clothilde Hewlett, Nossaman; Joanne Pasternack, 49ers Foundation; Jennifer Montana, Jennifer Montana Design and J.J. Stokes, San Francisco 49ers alumnus

BASF Leader Circle firm Nossaman hosted a fundraising and networking event in support of the 49ers Foundation in the firm’s San Francisco office in February.

Former 49ers players Eric Wright, J.J. Stokes and Gene Washington were among the guests, along with in-house counsel and senior executives of various organizations. During the event, attendees browsed the 49ers Collection by Jennifer Montana Design.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales benefitted the 49ers Foundation in support of development programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, On Track and In School.”