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

Working Mother Magazine Names 100 Best Companies

The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were included on the 2016 Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list: Arnold & Porter and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Working Mother magazine also named the following BASF Leaders Circle firms to its “Best Law Firms for Women” list:
Arnold & Porter; Baker & McKenzie; Cooley; Crowell & Moring; Davis Wright Tremaine; DLA Piper; Foley & Lardner; Goodwin; Hanson Bridgett; Littler Mendelson; McGuireWoods; Morrison & Foerster; O’Melveny & Myers; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Perkins Coie; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Schiff Hardin; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Vinson & Elkins.




Elizabeth Tran Receives Antitrust Enforcement Award

BASF member and former Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship recipient Elizabeth Tran, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, was recently selected as an honoree for the 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards.
Tran accepted the Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer at the American Antitrust Institute’s Awards dinner in November.


Littler Mendelson and Associate Recognized for Diversity Efforts


BASF Member Aurelio Perez of Littler Mendelson was one of two recipients of the California Minority Counsel Program’s (CMCP) Marci Rubin Emerging Diversity Leader Award. Perez’ award acknowledges his personal commitment to CMCP’s mission.
Additionally, BASF Leaders Circle firm Littler Mendelson was honored with CMCP’s Drucilla Stender Ramey Diversity Award. These awards were presented at CMCP’s 27th Annual Business Conference on October 21.




Polsinelli Attorney Named to Top Litigator List

Polsinelli’s San Francisco office Principal Michele Haydel Gehrke was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top Litigator Under 40 – California” list.


James Bruen Inducted President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers


Farella Braun + Martel recently announced that Partner James Bruen has been inducted as President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). The ACOEL is a professional association of lawyers dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice and the development of environmental law at the state and federal levels.


Above the Law Publishes Law Firm Rankings

The Above the Law (ATL) Power 100 Law Firm Rankings included the following BASF Leaders Circle firms: Latham & Watkins; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Cooley; Morrison & Foerster; Vinson & Elkins; Arnold & Porter; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; O’Melveny & Myers; Perkins Coie; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Sheppard Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Goodwin Procter; Baker & McKenzie; Davis Wright Tremaine; DLA Piper; Fenwick & West; Foley and Lardner; Baker Botts; Crowell & Moring; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Greenberg Traurig; Bryan Cave; Venable; Nixon Peabody; Mintz Levin; McGuire Woods; and Schiff Hardin.
According to ATL, “The Power 100 Firms are the ones that move the market. These are the firms that set the pace on lawyer pay and compete for the wealthiest clients. These are the market leaders.”




Maxwell Pritt Appointed to JNE Commission

Maxwell Pritt of Boies, Schiller & Flexner was recently appointed as a member of the JNE Commission.
Members of the JNE Commission assist the governor in the judicial selection process and thereby promote a California judiciary of quality and integrity by providing independent, comprehensive, accurate and fair evaluations of candidates for judicial appointment and nomination.