April 2024 Members in the News

Partner at MoFo featured in Wall Street Journal

Susan Mac Cormac, partner at Morrison Foerster specializing in ESG + Sustainability, commented in a recent Wall Street Journal article on the financial implications of the SEC’s new climate disclosure rules for public companies. Specifically noting that ““Retaining an accounting or consulting firm to provide those verifications would be an additional cost for companies that aren’t already doing so.”

Mark Punzalan Featured in EaterSF Discussing San Francisco Trademark Dispute

Mark Punzalan, partner at Chan + Punzalan, recently shared insights on a trademark dispute between San Francisco’s Michelin-starred restaurant Quince and online retailer Quince.com, featured in EaterSF. The ongoing legal battle centers around brand confusion and trademark infringement, highlighting Mark’s expertise in trademark litigation. Chan + Punzalan has extensive experience representing companies in trademark litigation and assisting them with brand protection through trademark clearance and registration services.

Former JDC Board Member now 2024 Rainmaker

Tiffany Cheung, a partner at Morrison Foerster has been honored as a 2024 Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCAA). With a background as the former co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, Tiffany is widely recognized for her expertise in defending class action claims. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, currently serving on MoFo’s Women’s Strategy Committee and as a former Board Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center. Tiffany’s accomplishments and leadership underscore her significant contributions to the legal profession and her steadfast commitment to diversity and community initiatives.

WilmerHale’s Stand on California’s Death Penalty

WilmerHale has joined a coalition challenging California’s racially biased death penalty, as featured in a press release originally distributed by the Legal Defense Fund (LDF). The petition highlights disparities, with Black individuals being five times more likely to receive death sentences. Advocacy groups emphasize the urgent need for systemic change to confront historical racial violence in the administration of the death penalty. By challenging the unequal treatment of Black and Brown lives in the justice system, this petition aims to uphold California’s constitutional values.

Bradley R. Marsh on San Francisco’s Tax Landscape

Greenberg Traurig’s Bradley R. Marsh was featured in the San Francisco Examiner’s article titled, “Costly Legal Disputes Increase in Wake of Recent Voter-Approved Business Taxes.” His expertise and advocacy for clarity in tax rules stand out, especially regarding gross-receipts taxes which he describes as a “compliance nightmare.” The city is now considering tax reforms to simplify rates and rules and reduce litigation, aiming for a fairer and more efficient tax system. We commend both Marsh and Greenberg Traurig for their commitment to fair and equitable tax practices, demonstrating their dedication to client advocacy.