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

Eva Paterson Honored with Public Service Award

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center honored BASF member Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society President and Co-Founder, with its Matthew O. Tobriner Public Service Award. The award was presented at LAS-ELC’s 99th Anniversary Luncheon in June.

Daily Journal Names Top Labor and Employment Lawyers

The following BASF members were included on the Daily Journal’s Top 100 Labor and Employment Lawyers in California list:

JDC Board Member Charles S. Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig; Past BASF President Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Kathryn Burkett Dickson, Dickson Geesman; David S. Faustman, Fox Rothschild; Rod M. Fliegel, Littler Mendelson; BASF/JDC Secretary Malcolm A. Heinicke, Munger, Tolles & Olson; F. Curt Kirschner Jr., Jones Day; Karen J. Kubin, Morrison & Foerster; Michael A. Laurenson, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani; Therese M. Lawless, Law Offices of Lawless & Lawless; David A. Lowe, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe; Rachael E. Meny, Keker & Van Nest; Donna Mezias, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Cheryl D. Orr, Drinker Biddle & Reath; David J. Reis, Arnold & Porter; Michael Rubin, Altshuler Berzon; Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden; and Sharon Vinick, Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams.

Bay Area Legal Aid Announces Board of Directors

Jonathan Hughes of Arnold & Porter replaced retiring board member Dirk Schenkkan on the Bay Area Legal Aid Board of Directors.

Thomas Gede Elected Chair of UC Hastings Board of Directors

Thomas Gede, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, was recently elected as Chair of the UC Hastings Board of Directors. Gede was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009. His term as chair began July 1, 2015.

Board Member Published by ABA

BASF Board Member John Worden, Schiff Hardin, recently had a book published by ABA Publishing titled, “From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers.”

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Leader Circle Firm Recognized for IT by Magazine

Congrats to BASF Leader Circle firm Shook Hardy & Bacon, CIO Magazine honored the firm for innovative use of IT.