BASF Members Named 2023 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers recognized the following BASF members as “Lawyers of the Year”: Thomas R. Burke and Judith Droz Keyes, both of Davis Wright Tremaine; Jina Choi and Michael G. O’Bryan, and Penelope A. Preovolos, Morrison & Foerster; Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Graciela Michelle Ferreira, Greenberg Traurig; Michael A. Kelly, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; William D. Kissinger, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; David E. Lillevand, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Cynthia McGuinn, Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn; Stacie Nelson, Holland & Knight; Craig M. Peters, Altair Law; Barbara Schussman, Perkins Coie; and Gilda R. Turitz, Turitz Dispute Resolution.
BASF Members and Leaders Circle Firms Named California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation Awards by the Recorder
The following BASF members received the Recorder’s California Tech Law and Innovation Awards:
Women Leader in Tech Law
Christa Anderson, Keker, Van Nest & Peters
Daralyn J. Durie, Durie Tangri
Jamie Leigh, Cooley
Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Lawyers on the Fast Track (under 40)
Austin S. Pollet, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Aviva J. Gilbert, Farella Braun + Martel
Christopher Young, Joseph Saveri Law Firm
Janice W. Reicher, Farella Braun + Martel
Nioura Ghazni, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Qiaojing Ella Zheng, Sanford Heisler Sharp
“On the Radar” Award
Latham & Watkins (Corporate)
Cooley (Consumer Class Action Defense)
Davis Wright Tremaine (Trademark/Copyright)
The awards celebrate the achievements of lawyers and companies leading technology, innovation and the profession as a whole. The ‘On the Radar’ awards recognize go-to law firms representing tech sector clients based on analysis of data, ALM’s source for real time federal litigation and corporate deal updates. Winners were selected based on volume and significance of matters handled for leading technology companies during the contest period by California legal teams.
BASF Treasurer Teresa Johnson Being Honored as Lawyer of Distinction
BASF Treasurer Teresa Johnson, Arnold & Porter, is being honored as Lawyer of Distinction at the Women Lawyers of Alameda County Annual Judges’ Reception.
BASF Leaders Circle Firms Named Among Top 20 Firms on The American Lawywer‘s 2022 A-List
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Latham & Watkins
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
The annual A-List ranking aims to highlight those firms that are proving to do well for multiple stakeholders tp lead to true success. The A-List score ranks firms based on their average score across five key metrics, calculated throughout the year in various other surveys by ALM. These metrics are revenue per lawyer, associate satisfaction, diversity, pro bono and the percentage of female equity partners. Revenue and diversity data are double weighted.
BASF Members & Leaders Circle Firms Received LMG’s Life Sciences Awards Americas 2022
Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – California
Gargi Talukder, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Corporate Firm of the Year
Latham & Watkins
Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year
FDA Litigation & Enforcement Firm of the Year
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Branded
Patent Strategy Firm of the Year
Morrison & Foerster
The award categories cover the four main practice areas surveyed by the LMG Life Sciences research team, including regulatory, financial & corporate, intellectual property and litigation. The award results are determined through a rigorous research process involving in-depth firm submissions, practitioner interviews, client feedback and independent research.
BASF Members Named 2023 Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers (cont.)
Best Lawyers recognized the following BASF members as “Ones to Watch”: Christian R. Jagusch, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Brandon Kahoush and Nathan K. Low, both of Fisher & Phillips; Elle Kaiser, McDermott Will & Emery; Thomas Kearney, Winston & Strawn; Heidi G. Kim, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Mike LaPlante and Victor Liang, both of Morrison & Foerster; Carolyn J. Lee, Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski; Jessica L. Lewis and Sheila Menz, both of WilmerHale; Anne Li, Perkins Coie; Emily Lieban, Holland & Knight; Tyler S. Maffia, Davis Wright Tremaine; Lisa Mak, Minami Tamaki; and Conor McNamara, Nixon Peabody.
The 2023 edition honors recognitions and highlights the esteemed careers of lawyers rising up in the legal profession. It recognizes 19,798 lawyers in 79 practice areas and 190 metropolitan areas. Best Lawyers strives to bring the most representation of legal talent across the country, and the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America exemplifies the growth of the most elite up-and-coming lawyers in the profession.