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

Andrew Giacomini Appointed to Foundation Board

Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner Andrew Giacomini was recently appointed to serve as a board member for the Marin Community Foundation.

The Marin Community Foundation, administers more than 500 individual and family philanthropic funds.

Richard Kinyon Honored by CEB

Richard Kinyon, Shartsis Friese, was recently honored with the Spirit of CEB Award. The Continuing Education of the Bar recognized Kinyon for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession.

Queen’s Bench Bar Announces 2016 Board of Directors

The Queen’s Bench Bar Association recently announced its 2016 board. The following BASF members were announced as officers: President – Pauline Farmer-Koppenol, Bio-Rad Laboratories; First Vice President Anne Gyemant Paris, Gyemant Paris Law; Second Vice President Holly Schaitberger, Hersh FamilyLaw Practice; and Asst. Secretary/Treasurer Laura Vocke, Schoenberg Family Law Group.

The following BASF members were also announced as directors: Carol Salvagione, Hedani, Choy, Spalding & Salvagione; Clarissa Kang, Trucker Huss; and Immediate Past President – Jaime Touchstone, Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier.

The Recorder Recognizes Top Legal Innovators

The Recorder recently recognized firms and individuals as top legal innovators. The following is a list of the member and Leader Circle firms that were included: Scott Rechtschaffen of Littler Mendelson was recognized in the Serial Innovator category.

BASF Leader Circle Firm Latham & Watkins was recognized for their Book of Jargon in the Ideas category.
O’Melveny & Myers was recognized in the Ideas category for OMMLit, a tool to choose efficiency and research tools.

Littler Mendelson was recognized with Neota Logic for Compliance HR in the Ideas category.
The Recorder will hold a reception on December 8 to honor these innovators.

The Daily Journal Announces Top Boutique Firms

BASF Leader Circle firm Rosen, Bien Galvan & Grunfeld was recently honored by the Daily Journal as a Top 25 Boutique Firm. Michael Bien is the managing partner of the firm.

James Bruen Named President-Elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

Farella Braun + Martel Partner James A. Bruen has been named president-elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Bruen has been a fellow with the ACOEL since 2008 as part of its inaugural class.

As president-elect, Bruen will continue to serve as a member of the College’s Executive Committee, plan the College’s 2016 annual meeting in New Orleans, and remain involved in the leadership of the College’s international pro bono program. Bruen will begin his one-year term as president in October 2016.