Category Archives: Members in the News

Members Honored by California Rural Legal Assistance

BASF Leader Circle firm partner Erica Villanueva, Farella Braun + Martel, was recently honored with a Outstanding Alumni Award by California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). Villanueva was an intern with CRLA. Aurelio Perez, shareholder at…

BASF Member Recognized as M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

BASF member Robert I. Townsend III, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was included in the National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers. The list was published as a special supplement…

Ann M. O’Leary Named Gov.-Elect Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom selected BASF member Ann O’Leary to serve as his chief of staff and help lead the gubernatorial transition. O’Leary is a partner at BASF Leader Circle firm Boies Schiller Flexner. She is well-known for…

Gap Inc. Legal Team Wins National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Justice & Diversity Center board member and Gap, Inc. senior counsel Marie Ma, recently accepted a national award for diversity and inclusion on behalf of Gap Inc.’s in-house legal team in New York. The…

Gov. Jerry Brown names Joshua Groban to CA Supreme Court

The Bar Association of San Francisco congratulates Joshua Groban on being appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown.  Joshua Groban has come to BASF in the past to present…

Amarra Lee Appointed to San Mateo County Superior Court

Congratulations to Amarra Lee on her judicial appointment by Governor Brown. Judge Lee’s term started November 1, 2018,  and is the first African American woman judge to serve on the San Mateo…

BASF Member Michael B. McNaughton Appointed as Judge

BASF Leader Circle firm member Michael B. McNaughton, Hanson Bridgett, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Francisco County Superior Court. McNaughton has been a partner at Hanson Bridgett since 2002, where…

Leader Circle Firms Recognized Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition

The following BASF Leader Circle firms were recently recognized by the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition: Farella Braun + Martel; Folger Levin; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Venable. Morrison & Foerster and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe…

Clyde & Co Supports Local Artists

The San Francisco office of Clyde & Co recently held an event to honor local art students through the firm’s fifth annual Art Award. Through a competition framework, 19 student…

Daily Journal Announces Top Boutique Firms for 2018

The following firms were recently named Top Boutique Firms by the Daily Journal. Congratulations to these firms and the BASF members that work there! Alto Litigation Horvitz & Levy Joseph Saveri…