Category Archives: Members in the News

BASF Bulletin Board: Members and Leader Circle Firms in the News

Joshua Lipshutz Named to “40 Under 40” List Joshua Lipshutz, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, was named to the San Francisco Business Times “40 Under 40” list, which said, “These outstanding…

From left, Shay Gilmore, Hon. Tara Flanagan, Hon. Christopher Bowen, Hon. Therese Stewart and Peter Catalanotti

LGBT Judges Discuss Their Paths to the Judiciary

More than 30 people attended the “Pathways to the Judiciary” CLE and reception presented by BASF’s Equality Subcommittee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in late January. Attendees were…

Paoli & Geerhart: Two Decades of Pro Bono with the Justice & Diversity Center

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize our Volunteers of the Month, Chuck Geerhart and Tom Paoli, attorneys at JDC’s Legal Advice & Referral Clinic (LARC). Geerhart…

Perfectly Matched Client and Attorney = Another Successful LRIS Referral

By Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Mixing family matters with business matters can strain even the closest of relationships. The additions of a step-family, a church, various…

Jim Brosnahan, Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson

Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Awards

Thanks to Morrison & Foerster for inviting JDC’s Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson (pictured with James Brosnahan) to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area’s…

Member Profile: Yana Welinder

BASF member Yana Welinder is Legal Director at Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a…

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

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…

Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2016 Board of Directors

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its Board of Directors for 2016. Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers, will serve as…

Michael Tubach to Focus on Connecting New Attorneys with Clients Through Low Bono Programs in 2016

Michael Tubach, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, was officially installed as 2016 President on December 17, 2015 at The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual Membership Luncheon and Installation…

Bay Area Firms Make the Holiday Brighter for Local Pre-School Kids

Thanks to more than 50 firms, legal organizations and individuals, pre-school kids from low-income families received gifts through BASF’s Head Start Holiday Gift Program. To see a list of participating…