Category Archives: Members in the News

Estate Planning Corner: Designate Retirement Account Beneficiaries to Protect Your Legacy

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group No one wants to pay more taxes than they owe, but your estate can wind up shelling out extra if you don’t clearly designate…

Three Honored as Outstanding Barristers for 2016

Mark Conrad, Conrad & Metlitzky; Marie Ma, Gap Inc; and Andrew McDevitt, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, were all honored with Outstanding Barrister Awards at the 2016 Annual Membership Luncheon…

Five Members Recognized at Annual Lunch in 2016 with Awards of Merit

Five BASF members were honored with Awards of Merit for their dedication to the organization in 2016. Buck Endemann, Paul Hastings; Carolyn Lee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Matt Gluck, Gluck…

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…

Incubator Project Launches with Four Attorneys

By Carole Conn Director of Public Service Programs LRIS/ADR   Legal incubators have been increasing in recent years to address the negative consequences of two divergent realities: A widening legal…

Legal Writing Tip: Draft the Main Issue First

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor Well-trained journalists learn a critical commandment early in their careers: never start writing until you know the story. Or, as novelist John Irving put…

Timothy Halloran Jumps Through Hoops to Make A Difference

By Elizabeth McGriff, Director of Diversity Pipeline Programs   In 2009, while talking to a parent from a public high school at a basketball tournament, BASF member Timothy Halloran, Murphy…

State Bar Honors Local Attorney

The State Bar of California recently announced that Elizabeth Balassone, an associate at Morrison & Foerster was the recipient of their Jack Berman Award of Achievement for Distinguished Service to…

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

Daily Journal Announces Top Labor and Employment Attorneys Amar Andrus Birenbaum Dermody Dickson Heinicke Henn Lowe Meny Mezias Orr Reis Sagafi The following BASF members were included on the Daily Journal’s…

Join the Conference of California Bar Associations in San Diego This Fall: Be a Delegate, Help Change Laws and Meet Great People

James Brosnahan, Morrison & Foerster What is the Conference of California Bar Associations? You can change the law of California. You can be a delegate of the Conference of California…