Daily Journal Honors Top 100 Women Lawyers in California
The following BASF members were included in the Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal: Elizabeth Joan Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Lexi J. Hazam, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Quyen L. Ta, King & Spalding; Ruth M. Bond, Renne Public Law Group; Stephanie Anne Sheridan, Steptoe & Johnson; Nicole Lavallee, Berman Tobacco; Cheryl D. Orr, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath; Mary E. Alexander, Mary Alexander & Associates; Tessa J. Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster.
Daily Journal Announces Top Cyber Lawyers in California 2020
The following BASF members were included in the Top Cyber Lawyers in California 2020 by the Daily Journal: Michael H. Rubin, Latham & Watkins; Gretchen A. Ramos, Greenberg Traurig; Michael G. Rhodes, Cooley.
BASF Members Honored by Benchmark Litigation
The following BASF members were recognized among the Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California 2020, as well as the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, by Benchmark Litigation: Elizabeth Joan Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Daralyn J. Durie, Durie Tangri; Richard M. Heimann, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; and John W. Keker, Keker, Van Nest & Peters.
Janet Frankel Appointed to Marin County Superior Court
BASF member Janet Frankel was recently appointed to the Marin County Superior Court bench. Frankel is a past Chair of BASF’s Family Law Section and a certified family law specialist. She has been appointed to preside over the cases filed by the Department of Child Support Services involving the setting of child and family support orders, collection of arrearages and other issues related to family support. The appointment was effective November 1, 2020.
Brian Ferrall Appointed to San Francisco County Superior Court
BASF member Brian L. Ferrall has been appointed to serve as a judge in the San Francisco County Superior Court. Ferrall has been a partner at BASF Leaders Circle firm Keker, Van Nest & Peters since 1999 and was an associate there from 1995 to 1999. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charlene Kiesselbach.
Amee A. Mikacich Elected Treasurer of American Board of Trial Advocates, San Francisco Chapter
BASF member Amee A. Mikacich, Hinshaw & Culbertson, has been elected treasurer of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mikacich previously served as Chapter secretary, and takes office in December 2020.
Aviva Gilbert Honored With WWCDA Catherine M. O’Neil Mentoring Award
BASF member Aviva Gilbert, Farella Braun + Martel, received the Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s (WWCDA) Catherine M. O’Neil Mentoring Award, recognizing champions in white collar defense practice. The award will be presented on December 1 at the WWCDA 2020 Virtual Awards Gala.
Jeffrey Fisher Recognized as Top Trade Secret Lawyer
BASF member Jeffrey Fisher, Farella Braun + Martel, was recently recognized by the Daily Journal on its 2020 list of Top Trade Secrets Lawyers.