San Francisco Members Honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
The following is a list of San Francisco-based BASF members who received recognition as Lawyer of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers:
Cecily Talbert Barclay, Perkins Coie; Thomas R. Burke, Davis Wright Tremaine; Nathaniel M. Cartmell, III, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Conte C. Cicala, Clyde & Co; Robert R. Cross, Skootsky & Der; Charles M. Dyke, Nixon Peabody; Eric B. Fastiff, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Ellen A. Friedman, Friedman & Springwater; Meredith A. Jones-McKeown, Perkins Coie; Steven M. Katz, Sideman & Bancroft; Tara S. Kaushik, Holland & Knight; Jack W. Londen, Morrison & Foerster; Garry G. Mathiason, Littler Mendelson; Michael G. O’Bryan, Morrison & Foerster; Allison Rhodes, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Barbara Schussman, Perkins Coie; William I. Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster; Michael Walter Sobol, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Robert J. Stumpf, Jr., Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; and Timothy G. Tietjen, Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn.
BASF Leaders Circle Firms Named Best Workplaces for Parents
The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were included on the 2020 Best Workplaces for Parents list, compiled by Great Place to Work, based on confidential survey feedback representing more than 4.8 million employees:
Alston & Bird; Cooley; Perkins Coie; and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
BASF Leaders Circle Firms Receive 2020 Industry Awards from The American Lawyer
The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were honored with industry awards from The American Lawyer:
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein received the National Boutique/Specialty Litigation Department of the Year award; Latham & Watkins was named Regional Litigation Department of the Year in California; Cooley received recognition as a Specialty Category Finalists (Technology/Telecommunications); and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings received the Best Provider Collaboration award.
BASF Leaders Circle Firms and Board Member Recognized as Go-To Thought Leaders by National Law Review
The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were recognized as 2020 Go-To Thought Leaders by The National Law Review:
Greenberg Traurig, for its thought leadership in the category of Election and Legislative News; Mintz, Article of the Year; and Schiff Hardin, in the Product Liability Law category.
In addition, Greenberg Traurig attorney and BASF Board Member Charles O. Thompson received recognition as a thought leader for employment law.
Charles Birenbaum Appointed Chair of CalChamber Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
BASF Leaders Circle firm member and past JDC Board Member and Gala Chair Charles Birenbaum has been appointed as chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 2021 session. Birenbaum has served on the CalChamber Board of Directors since 2017.
BASF Leaders Circle Firms Recognized for Tipping the Scales Towards Gender Parity
The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were recognized for having fifty percent or more women in their 2020 U.S.-based new partner classes by the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance:
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Boies Schiller Flexner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Crowell & Moring
Davis Wright Tremaine
Foley & Lardner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
O’Melveny & Myers
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
BASF Leaders Circle Firms Honored with Who’s Who Legal Awards
The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were recognized with 2020 Who’s Who Legal Awards:
Latham & Watkins received the 2020 Country and State Awards (North America and California).
2020 winners of Law Firms of the Year awards include Baker McKenzie (Climate Change); Cooley (Life Sciences – Transactional); DLA Piper (Franchise and Real Estate categories); Greenberg Traurig (Entertainment); Latham & Watkins (Environment); Littler Mendelson (Labor, Employment & Benefits); and Shook Hardy & Bacon (Product Liability Defense).