BASF member Dean Fealk, a partner at DLA Piper in San Francisco, has been elected to the board of directors of the California Business Roundtable, a non-partisan organization comprised of the senior executive leadership of major employers throughout the state providing leadership to strengthen California’s economy and create jobs.
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The 2014 membership year has started off on a high-note as BASF’s Leader Circle program (formerly Sponsor Firm) has added its second newest member. BASF is very excited to announce that Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC has joined the Leader Circle family.
Land surveyors who enter the practice of law are few, but often well-known; Abraham Lincoln among others. And a modern inspiration, Walt Robillard of “Brown and Robillard” fame also did so.
BASF’s First Working Mother President, Stephanie Skaff, Announces “It Starts With a Day Initiative” and Legal Help for Veterans
Farella Braun + Martel Partner Stephanie P. Skaff was installed in December as BASF’s 101st president at the Annual Membership Luncheon. It was there that she announced her “It Starts With a Day” 2014 volunteer initiative.
On January 14, 2014, a federal judge in Tulsa ruled that a voter-approved 2004 constitutional ban on recognition of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma “must give way to individual constitutional rights.” In a 68 page ruling , U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern found that the Oklahoma constitutional ban violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in that a prohibition on recognition of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma is “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.”
Michael Kelleher has joined Morgan C. Smith as a co-owner and manager of Cogent Legal, an Oakland-based litigation graphics firm that provides attorneys with state-of-the-art demonstratives and support for trial.
The Obama Administration announced Friday that the federal government will recognize approximately 1,360 same-sex marriages performed in Utah since December 2013, despite the state’s refusal to acknowledge these marriages.