Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Waterman as a shareholder in its San Diego office. Waterman’s practice focuses on land use, CEQA/NEPA environmental review, and water and natural resource issues. Well known for his expertise in permitting a wide range of complex projects, including renewable solar and wind energy, mixed use, and commercial projects, Waterman also counsels clients on compliance with Clean Water Act permitting, including California’s new Industrial Storm Water permit. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced Cecily Dumas, a highly regarded bankruptcy lawyer who also handles commercial transactions and litigation, is joining the firm’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.

Dumas is well known in the Bay Area and beyond for her representation of high-profile clients and bankruptcy trustees, as well as her frequent presentations on the latest developments in insolvency and restructuring. She has more than 25 years’ experience in bankruptcy and commercial law, most recently as lead name partner of her own firm, Dumas & Clark LLP. (more…)

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In a further expansion of its rapidly growing Whistleblower Practice, Constantine Cannon announced the opening of an office in San Francisco, and that well-known Bay Area qui tam whistleblower lawyers Eric Havian, Wayne T. Lamprey and Anne Hayes Hartman will be joining the firm. (more…)

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In a continued expansion of its corporate practice in California, King & Spalding has recruited Linda Lorenat as a partner to its Silicon Valley office. Lorenat joins King & Spalding from Latham & Watkins, where she worked in the firm’s emerging companies practice. Lorenat’s arrival brings to seven the total number of partners in the firm’s corporate practice in its Palo Alto and San Francisco offices (more…)

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DLA Piper represented NetBase, an enterprise-scale social media analytics company, in a US$24 million investment led by private equity firm Spring Lake Equity Partners and existing investors Thomvest Ventures, Altos Ventures, and WestSummit Capital (more…)

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The law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP announced today that Teresa “Terri” R. Tracy, a recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. (more…)

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Strengthening the firm’s commitment to the entertainment industry, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to welcome David Aronoff and Lincoln Bandlow as partners to its Los Angeles (Century City) office.

“We are very excited to have Lincoln and David join our team,” said Los Angeles Office Managing Partner and Entertainment Department Chair Darrell D. Miller. “Their first class entertainment practice and strong backgrounds in IP law and First Amendment work, will make them valuable assets to our clients across the country, our entertainment department and the firm at large.” (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Gould and Michael Wu have joined the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Gould will co-chair Winston’s financial services and investment management practice. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that J. David Bournazian has joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner in Orange County. He joins the firm from Baker Hostetler LLP. Bournazian is the third litigation partner to join the firm’s Orange County office in the past six months, with Edward Kim and Peter Villar arriving last fall. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Linda Smith, nationally recognized as a top woman litigator, has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. (more…)

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Covington will open a new office in Los Angeles on March 9. The office will be staffed by current firm lawyers and three new senior lawyers and will focus initially on insurance coverage, media and content distribution, patent litigation, public policy/government affairs and white collar defense. (more…)

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Building upon its existing three California offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, Novak Druce will enter Orange County on March 1. The new Orange County office will bring to 11 the number of Novak Druce offices across the country, with California having the highest concentration. (more…)

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