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

Peter Burns

Peter Burns


Project Homeless Connect Honors Cooley Partner

Cooley Partner Peter Burns was recently honored by Project Homeless Connect with its PHC Connector Award.

Burns was honored for his dedication to PHC – he has volunteered at more than two dozen Bay Area Project Homeless Connect events – in addition to organizing the participation of dozens of Cooley attorneys.

Edward Swanson

Edward Swanson


Ed Swanson Named American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow

Ed Swanson, a partner at Swanson & McNamara, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Cloey Hewlett

Cloey Hewlett


Cloey Hewlett Named Executive Director of Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA)Board of Directors announced appointment of Clothilde “Cloey” Hewlett as CAA’s new Executive Director starting January 12. Hewlett came to CAA from Nossaman, where she was a partner.

Kevin Harnoff

Kevin Haroff


Kevin Haroff Named Larkspur Vice Mayor

Kevin Haroff, San Francisco managing partner of Marten Law, was recently named Vice Mayor of Larkspur.

Guy Kornblum

Guy Kornblum


Guy Kornblum Named Senior Fellow

Guy Kornblum, Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, has been selected as a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary, which is reserved for those who have been designated as a Fellow for seven years.

Kornblum also released a book in late 2015, Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement, 3d Edition. It is published by the Thomson West Publishing Company in association with the American Association for Justice.

Joseph McMonigle

Joseph McMonigle


San Francisco ABOTA Chapter Names Joseph McMonigle Secretary

Long & Levit’s Joseph McMonigle has been named Secretary of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Elva Harding

Elva Harding


Elva Harding Installed as  CCCBA President

Elva Harding, Harding Legal, was recently installed as the 2016 President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Leader Circle Firm is an American Lawyer Magazine’s Litigation Department of the Year Finalist

BASF Leader Circle firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe was named as a Finalist in the American Lawyer magazine’s Litigation Department of the Year Category. Additionally, the following Leader Circle firms received Honorable Mentions in the category: Morrison & Foerster and O’Melveny & Myers.

Additionally, the following Leader Circle firms were recognized in other categories:

Orrick was the winner in and Cooley was a finalist in the Intellectual Property category.

Covington & Burling was the winner and Shook, Hardy & Bacon was a finalist in the Product Liability category.