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

Minority Bar Coalition Honors Local Attorneys

The following BASF members were recognized with Unity Awards on behalf of their Minority Bar Coalition bar association:

Member Named President of Trial Advocates California Chapter

Murphy Pearson’s Bradley & Feeney’s Michael Bradley was recently named 2016 President of American Board of Trial Advocates’ CAL-ABOTA Chapter.

Arturo González Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Past BASF President Arturo J. González, Morrison & Foerster, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. González was inducted into the college before an audience of more than 900 people at the organization’s 2015 recent annual meeting in Chicago.

Kelly Klaus Named a Top Entertainment Lawyer in California

The Daily Journal recently released its list of Top Entertainment Lawyers in California and Kelly Klaus of Munger, Tolles & Olson was included.

Members Included on Minority Corporate Counsel’s Top Rainmaker List

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius litigation partner and BASF Board Member Charlene “Chuck” Shimada and Cynthia Rowland, Farella Braun + Martel, have been named to the Diversity & The Bar’s prestigious Rainmaker List (2015).

Both were featured in the magazine’s November/December issue among a select group of minority outside counsel with a records of achieving success on behalf of their clients.

BASF Leader Circle Firms Score Perfect on LGBT Issues

Twenty-four BASF Leader Circle firms had perfect scores on LGBT issues in the Corporate Equality Index. The index is developed by the Human Rights Campaign. The firms are:

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; Arnold & Porter; Bryan Cave; Cooley; Crowell & Moring; Davis Wright Tremaine; DLA Piper; Fenwick & West; Foley & Lardner; Goodwin Procter; Greenberg Traurig; Hinshaw & Culbertson; Latham & Watkins; Littler Mendelson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Morrison & Foerster; Nixon Peabody; O’Melveny & Myers; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Perkins Coie; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Schiff Hardin; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

Member Honored at Top CPA Under 40

BASF Member Tatyana Shtyrkova, Hemming Morse, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AI-CPA). Shtyrkova was recognized as a young CPA who exhibits outstanding professional achievement.