March 2024 Members in the News

Hanson Bridgett Recognized by World Trademark Review 1000 2024

Leader Circle Firm, Hanson Bridgett, has been recently honored by World Trademark Review (WTR) for the seventh consecutive year in their WTR 1000 rankings. Firms are eligible for a WTR listing by demonstrating their scope of knowledge, market presence, and quality of work. The firm achieved a Silver ranking in Prosecution and Strategy, as well as Enforcement and Litigation categories. Individual partners, notably Raffi Zeerounian, received Gold and Silver rankings in various categories, reflecting the exceptional skill and expertise at Hanson Bridgett. Zerounian, praised specifically for his strategic advice, has been a standout litigator and portfolio manager. In addition, partners Noel Cook and Garner Wang were recognized for their proficiency in trademark and enforcement. Congratulations to Zerounian, Cook, Wang, and all at Hanson Bridgett for this accomplishment!

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Announces New 2024 Partner

Effective March 1st, Shook has announced a class of 12 new partners across seven cities nationwide. Many of these individuals have previously served as associate or senior counsel roles and have consistently shown dedication to their practice and clients. At the San Francisco office, the Bar Association of San Francisco congratulates Rodrigo Salas, whose expertise is in complex litigation, specifically in product liability claims and toxic torts. He als brings experience in many areas like product liability, personal injury, professional liability, and premises liability matters. Best of luck to Rodrigo on this advancement in the firm and wish Shook continued success!

New Appointment at Ogletree Deakins, San Francisco

The Bar Association of San Francisco extends congratulations to Richard Rahm on his recent appointment as shareholder at the Leader Circle firm Ogletree Deakins, in their San Francisco office. With over three decades of experience, Rahm has specialized in representing employers in wage and hour class action litigation, specifically in transportation, financial, and retail sectors. Lisa Hamasaki, office managing shareholder of Ogletree here in San Francisco, highlights Rahm’s success in handling complex litigation matters and increasing PAGA and class action filings in California. Rahm remains active in both legal and local communities, serving on the Board of Directors for the California Supreme Court Historical Society, the Northern District of California Historical Society, and Special Olympics of Northern California and Nevada.

Orrick’s Spotlight in Managing IP

The Managing IP feature highlighted Orrick’s IP team’s recent successes in high-profile courtroom battles, particularly in protecting tech and life sciences innovations and leading AI-related copyright litigation. Clement Seth Roberts, San Francisco partner of Intellectual Property and Patents, emphasized the firm’s focus on expanding into life sciences for IP protections and their strong track record in patent litigation. They also mentioned recent hires of IP partners. Clem highlighted the importance of innovation-driven sectors like technology and life sciences for IP legal services, while Alyssa stressed the significance of courtroom success as a key business development tool, showcasing the team’s excellence in IP litigation. Congratulations to both partners and the success overall of Orrick’s IP team.

Leader Circle Partner Selected for Law360 Advisory Board

Law360 has selected Lieff Cabraser partners Daniel Chiplock and Melissa Gardner to serve on its 2024 Editorial Advisory Boards. Melissa Gardner, a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, specializes in digital privacy and consumer protection complex litigation. She is renowned for her advocacy in precedent-setting class actions that have halted invasive corporate practices, leading to substantial consumer recoveries. Melissa’s expertise in digital privacy and consumer protection will enhance Law360’s coverage in these critical areas. Law360’s editorial advisory boards seek feedback and insights from top experts, shaping future coverage with additional story ideas and commentary sources. Congratulations to Melissa on her selection!