May 2024 Members in the News

BASF Members Honored in 2024 San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40

The Bar Association of San Francisco extends heartfelt congratulations to our members Chambord Benton Hayes, Isaac Chaput, Lidia Lopez, and Jacqueline Simonovich for being named in the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2024. These exceptional individuals were honored for their remarkable contributions to the legal field and the local business community. A celebration was held on Thursday, April 25th at the West St. Francis Hotel, recognizing their achievements alongside other promising young talent. Congratulations to all who are shaping the future of the Bay Area!

Maya Barba Joins Leader Circle Firm

Leader Circle firm Ogletree Deakins has welcomed Maya Barba to the San Francisco office as an associate. Specializing in Cross-Border employment law, Maya advises multinational clients on establishing and managing international workforces. She joins Ogletree with experience at other San Francisco law firms and a J.D. earned at University of California College of the Law.

Brett Schuman Named Top IP Lawyer by Daily Journal

Goodwin Procter’s Brett Schuman, former Chair of their San Francisco office and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, has been named a Top IP Lawyer by Daily Journal 2024. His expertise in patent infringement, copyright, and trade secret litigation, including work in the cannabis sector, has earned him recognition for the fourth consecutive year. Congratulations to Schuman and the team at Leader Circle firm Goodwin!

Manita Rawat Listed as Top IP Lawyer by Daily Journal

The Daily Journal has named Manita Rawat of Leader Circle firm Morgan Lewis among the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California for 2024. This annual recognition spotlights California-based lawyers who have made significant contributions in their field. Manita advises on patent prosecution, licensing, and infringement, and supports IP issues in corporate transaction due diligence and patent litigation. Congratulations to Manita and those at Morgan Lewis!

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Minami Tamaki Partner

Olivia Serene Lee, Partner at Minami Tamaki, was recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) in their “WWL: Corporate Immigration” edition. This acknowledgement affirms Olivia as a top legal practitioner in immigration law, based on WWL’s rigorous and independent research process. This edition focuses on experts in corporate immigration globally, highlighting their work in visa applications, immigration strategy, employee transfers, skilled worker naturalization, and regulatory issues. WWL’s publications showcase leading lawyers and experts worldwide across various practices.

Joe McMonigle Named Distinguished Defense Attorney of the Year

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) has honored Joe McMonigle of Long & Levit as the Distinguished Defense Attorney of the Year. The SFTLA promotes civil justice through education and trial advocacy and annually recognizes a defense attorney who exemplifies excellence in skill, ethics, and character. Joe is celebrated for his passion, storytelling ability, and humor in trial advocacy. He has years of experience in legal malpractice actions and various civil cases. Congratulations to Joe and to the attorneys of Long & Levit!