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Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Executive Director and Ten Women Attorneys Named Among Bay Area's Most Influential Women in Business

May 2, 2005 - San Francisco —Martha Whetstone, the Executive Director of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and ten women attorneys were named among the Bay Area's 100 most influential women in business by the San Francisco Business Times on April 29.

The ten women attorneys, which include managing partners of major San Francisco law firms are:

  • Mary Cranston, Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Pamela Duffy, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Nancy Geenan, Managing Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Rachel Krevans, Managing Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Betsy McDaniel, Administrative Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Mary Murphy, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel
  • Toni Rembe, Retired Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Shannon Spangler, Managing Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Wendy Tice-Wallner, Chair of Board, Littler Mendelson PC
  • Helane Morrison, District Director of the SEC, who was named one of 15 influential women in Bay Area Public Service

"We are very proud that women partners of so many of our sponsor firms and our Executive Director have been recognized for their important contributions to the Bay Area community, " said James Finberg, BASF President. "Women have been breaking the glass ceiling in many professions and this list makes clear how much leadership women provide throughout the Bay Area."

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104