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

Henderson

Henderson

California Association of Black Lawyers Honors BASF Member

Paul Henderson, Legal Analyst and Deputy Chief of Staff & Director of Public Safety, San Francisco Mayor’s Office, was recently honored by the California Association of Black Lawyers with its Loren D. Miller Lawyer of the Year Award.

Tsai

Tsai

David Tsai Honored for Civil Rights Work

The California State Assembly and the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus recently honored Vinson Elkins partner David Tsai for excellence in Civil Rights.

Kelly

Kelly

Ron Kelly Recognized by Community Boards

Ron Kelly was recently recognized by Community Boards with the Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award. Kelly is a principal architect of California Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) law and has initiated and guided enactment of dozens of laws protecting the integrity of mediation and arbitration.

Ma

Ma

Marie Ma Named to USF Board of Governors

Marie Ma, Gap Inc., was recently named to the University of San Francisco School of Law Board of Governors.

Banks

Banks

Michelle Banks Named Alumni of the Year

UCLA School of Law recently named Michelle Banks (‘88), recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award for Professional Achievement.

Top Corporate Philanthropists Announced

The following BASF Leader Circle firms were included on the San Francisco  Business Times “Top Corporate Philanthropists” list: Hanson Bridgett, Morrison & Foerster and Shartsis Friese.

Most Influential Women in Business Announced

The following BASF members were included on the San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women in Business List:

Melinda Haag, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Christina Noma, Wendel Rosen, Black & Dean; Lori Schechter, McKesson; Tessa Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster; and Susan Spaeth, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Daily Journal Announces Top 40 California Attorneys Under 40

The following BASF members were included in the Daily Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of top California Lawyers:

Simona Agnolucci, Keker & Van Nest; Brian Anderson, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Mark Conrad, Conrad & Melitzky; Daniel Hutchinson, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Diana Kruze, Morrison & Foerster; Ryan Lowther, Farella Braun + Martel; Sonal Mehta, Durie Tangri; John Palmer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Joseph Wetzel, King & Spalding and Julie Wilensky, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center.

Dean Fealk

Dean Fealk

Dean Fealk Chosen as Eisen-hower Fellowship Recipient

Dean Fealk, a partner at DLA Piper was recently chosen as a recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship (EF).  EF, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization, identifies, empowers and connects leaders around the world committed to creating a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. Fealk will travel to China for meetings with government and business leaders to explore areas for enhanced innovation and cooperation in trade, investment and common stakeholder collaboration between the US and China.