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

American Lawyer Magazine Names Top Pro Bono Firms

The following Leader Circle firms were recognized by American Lawyer magazine as Top Pro Bono firms: Arnold & Porter; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; O’Melveny & Myers; DLA Piper; Latham & Watkins; Goodwin Procter; Crowell & Moring; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Perkins Coie; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Nixon Peabody; Foley & Lardner; Fenwick & West; Cooley; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Bryan Cave; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Drinker Biddle & Reath; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Davis Wright Tremaine; and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo.

Arnold & Porter Recognized by State Bar

The State Bar of California recently honored Leader Circle Firm Arnold & Porter’s Fresno Homeless Litigation Team (Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and San Francisco) with a President’s Pro Bono Service Award. The award will be presented at the state bar’s awards reception on October 9.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Honored for Pro Bono Work

Leader Circle firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius was recently honored by Public Counsel with their 2015 Pro Bono Award. Partner and Firm Chair Jami Wintz Mckeon accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
Public Counsel is the nation’s largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services.

The Recorder Announces Top Tech Women Lawyers

Congratulations to the following BASF members included on The Recorder’s 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law list: Kathryn Fritz, Fenwick & West; Bobbie Wilson, Perkins Coie; Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest; Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri; Annette Hurst, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Rachel Krevans, Morrison & Foerster; Rachael Meny, Keker & Van Nest; Catherine Polizzi, Morrison & Foerster; BASF Past President Priya Sanger, Google Inc. and BASF Past President Stephanie Skaff, Farella Braun + Martel.

David McCray Appointed Justice on California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel



California Governor Brown recently announced the appointment of David Mc-Cray, Of Counsel at Beveridge & Diamond, as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. The panel, which was created in 2013, is made up of three justices and hears criminal appeals involving California Guard and Reserve personnel. McCray will review issues presented on behalf of the individual convicted of a crime, hear argument, and, along with the two other justices, issue a decision following the Uniform Code of Military Justice and California law. His term is four years and he will continue his practice at Beveridge & Diamond during his term.