BASF Bulletin Board: July 2017 Members in the News


Anjali Kulkarni Joins 2017 Barristers Board

Anjali Kulkarni of Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney was selected to replace Katie Glynn, on the 2017 Barristers Club Board of Directors.
Glynn took a position at the Washington D.C. office of Lowenstein Sandler.

Visit to learn more about the Barristers Club Board of Directors.


The Center for Workers’ Rights Recognizes Lisa Mak

The Center for Workers’ Rights recognized Lisa Mak, Minami Tamaki, with its Legal Advocate Award in June.

The Center for Workers’ Rights strives to improve working conditions, reduce barriers to securing employment, and remedy workplace injustices for low-wage workers and their families in the greater Sacramento area.


American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Coverage Names President-Elect

Farella Braun + Martel’s Mary McCutcheon was recently named President-Elect of the American College of Coverage and Extra-contractual Counsel (ACCEC).

McCutcheon is a founding member of the ACCEC and most recently served as its Secretary-Treasurer.


Bay Area Urban Debate League Honors Member

Chris Hollinger of O’Melveny & Myers was honored at the Bay Area Urban Debate League’s Annual Gala in June. Hollinger was recognized for living the mission of the Bay Area Urban Debate League.

BAUDL is an urban debate program that serves diverse, low-income schools. Its mission is to expand opportunities for Bay Area high school and middle school students to participate in evidence-based debate and to become articulate and informed leaders in their schools and communities.


Jason Galek Appointed to Executive Committee of State Bar Section

Jason Galek, Galek Law, was recently appointed to a three-year term as an Executive Committee Member of the California State Bar Taxation Section, be-ginning after the September State Bar Annual Meeting.

The Taxation Section has approximately 3,000 members and is California’s only statewide tax bar association.

The Daily Journal Announces Top Women Lawyers

The following BASF members were included on the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Women Lawyers” that appeared in its May 24 publication:

Christa Anderson, Keker Van Nest & Peters; Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Michele Gehrke, Polsinelli; Gay Crosthwait Grunfeld, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld; Susan Hollander, Venable; Jan Little, Keker Van Nest & Peters; Carolyn Luedtke, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Susan MacCormac, Morrison & Foerster; Anna-Rose Mathieson, California Appellate Law Group; Jessica Nall, Farella Braun + Martel; Cheryl Orr, Drinker Biddle & Reath; Sara Terheggen, Morrison & Foerster; and Tay Via, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass.


Member Appointed as Judge

Governor Brown recently announced the appointment of S. Raj Chatterjee to a judgeship in Alameda County Superior Court. Chatterjee was previously a partner at Antolin Agarwal & Chatterjee in Walnut Creek.


Member Named Real Estate Power Woman

Elizabeth Clark of Allen Matkins was recently honored by Bisnow San Francisco as a 2017 Commercial Real Estate Power Woman.


Elizabeth Cabraser Named Trailblazer by National Law Journal

Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, was recently named a 2017 Energy and Environmental Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.