David Tsai Serving as President of the Asian American Bar Association
BASF member David Tsai, Vinson & Elkins, serves as the 42nd President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and recently presided over the organization’s annual gala. At the gala, the AABA celebrated meeting its 20×20 challenge, set forth in 2015, to place 20 Asian-American General Counsel at Fortune 500 companies by 2020.
Paul Henderson Named Executive Director of Department of Police Accountability
BASF member Paul Henderson was unanimously confirmed as Director of the Department of Police Accountability (DPA) by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018. Henderson has been serving as Interim Director in this role since July 2017 and was appointed by Mayor Mark Farrell. Prior to his appointment, Henderson served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Public Safety Liaison for Mayor Ed Lee.
Daily Journal Announces CLAY Awards
The following BASF members were recognized by the Daily Journal with California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Awards in specific categories:
Consumer Protection: Elizabeth Cabraser, Kevin Budner, Wilson Dunlavey, and Phong-Chau Nguyen, of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Disability Rights: Lisa Ells, Michael Nunez, and Andrew Spore, all of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld; Immigration: Cody Harris and Daniel Purcell of Keker, Van Nest & Peters; Municipal Law: Brian Goldman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Lisa Mak Honored with AABA’s Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy
BASF Board Member Lisa Mak, Minami Tamaki, was honored with the Asian American Bar Association’s Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy for her advocacy on behalf of employees, including a $3.5 million verdict in 2016 on behalf of four female Sacramento Sheriff’s Department officers, and her commitment to serving the community.
Joe Morozumi was one of the first Asian American trial lawyers in the Bay Area and a role model of zealous advocacy for the poor and the powerless. In 1997, the Morozumi Award was established to recognize Asian American attorneys who exemplify his spirit of uncompromising legal advocacy in matters of conscience.
Managing IP Honors Fenwick for IP Work
Managing Intellectual Property recognized BASF Leader Circle firm Fenwick & West with several honors at its 2018 Americas IP Awards. The awards are presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market. Fenwick was named U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year; U.S. Transactional Firm of the Year; and Patent Prosecution: West Firm of the Year