Moves & Rearrangements

OCBA Member Kari Gibson Joins Fisher Phillips - 11/18/2019

OCBA member Kari Gibson joins the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, as an associate.

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OCBA Members Mark Powell and Charles Daff Expand Snell & Wilmer's Private Client Services in the OC - 10/17/2019

OCBA members Mark Powell and Charles Daff, a partner and associate at Snell & Wilmer respectively, expand the firm's Orange County private client services group.

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Klinedinst Opens New Expanded Office in Irvine, California - 9/16/2019

After two decades in Santa Ana, Klinedinst's Orange County group has moved to new, larger offices at Jamboree Center in Irvine, California.

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Scott Garner Selected for New Ethics Committee - 9/9/2019

​OCBA President-Elect Scott Garner, Partner at Umberg Zipser LLP, has been appointed as a member of the California Lawyers Association’s newly formed ethics committee.

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Dean Zipser Appointed to Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee - 9/9/2019

OCBA Past President Dean Zipser, co-founding partner of Umberg Zipser LLP, will serve on Governor Newsom’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.

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OCBA Member Genevieve Walser-Jolly Elected Member in Charge for Severson & Werson in Orange County - 6/27/2019

Congratulations to member Genevieve R. Walser-Jolly on being elected the new Member in Charge for Severson & Werson’s Orange County office.

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OCBA Member Elizabeth Weldon Achieves Board Certification in Franchise and Distribution Law - 6/7/2019

OCBA member Elizabeth Weldon, a partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been designated a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

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Womble Bond Dickinson Moves to Irvine’s 400 Spectrum Center - 6/6/2019

Womble Bond Dickinson has moved its Orange County office to 400 Spectrum Center in Irvine.

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OCBA Member Vikki Vander Woude Joins Umberg Zipser LLP - 6/6/2019

Umberg Zipser LLP announced the addition of OCBA member Vikki L. Vander Woude as its new business litigation partner.

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Fisher Phillips Announces Three OCBA Members to Lead Practice Group - 5/10/2019

Three OCBA members were announced as Practice Group leaders at Fisher Phillips, Karl Lindegren, Sheldon Blumling, and Robert Yonowitz.

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OCBA Member Jeremy Stamelman Joins Keller/Anderle LLP - 4/9/2019

OCBA member Jeremy Stamelman has joined Keller/Anderle LLP as its newest partner. He is an experienced business litigator who before coming to Keller/Anderle spent 16 years at the Los Angeles and New York offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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OCBA Member Kristin Walker-Probst Joins Womble Bond Dickinson as Partner - 4/5/2019

OCBA member Kristin Walker-Probst has joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Orange County office as its newest partner.

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OCBA Member Megan Gess Joins Haynes and Boone as New Partner - 3/11/2019

OCBA member Megan Gess has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the Orange County office.

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Brown Rudnick’s William Baldiga to Become Firm’s New Chief Executive Officer - 3/8/2019

Brown Rudnick LLP announced today that William R. Baldiga will become Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Firm's Management Committee, effective upon the retirement of current Chief Executive Officer Joseph F. Ryan on March 15, 2019.

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OCBA Member Deborah Gubernick Joins Snell & Wilmer - 2/25/2019

OCBA member Deborah Gubernick has joined Snell & Wilmers's Orange County office as a partner in the intellectual property and technology, and commercial litigation groups.

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OCBA Member Divya Gupta Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - 2/25/2019

OCBA member Divya Gupta, a partner in Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Costa Mesa office, has been selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2019 Fellows Program.

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Payne & Fears Promotes Two OCBA Members to Partner - 2/11/2019

Payne & Fears LLP announced that it elected two OCBA members Rihanna Hughes and Alejandro Ruiz as two of the firm's newest partners.

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OCBA Member Artin Betpera Promoted to Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson - 1/16/2019

Womble Bond Dickinson named member Artin Betpera as its newest partner, effective January 1, 2019.

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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Expands Firm Leadership - 1/16/2019

OCBA members Ashley Halberda and Nancy “Niki” Lubrano were named as two of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP's newest partners.

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Fisher Phillips Welcomes Andrew C. Crane in Irvine - 1/14/2019

OCBA member Andrew Crane joined Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, as an associate in its Irvine office.

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OCBA Member Brittany Horth Urig Joined Outwater & Pinckes, LLP - 1/14/2019

OCBA member Brittany Horth Urig joins Outwater & Pinckes, LLP as its newest litigation associate attorney. 

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J. Kyle Janecek Joined Newmeyer & Dillion - 1/14/2019

OCBA member J. Kyle Janecek joined Newmeyer & Dillion LLP, a business and real estate law firm, as a transactional associate.

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Michelle Huh Joins Wilson Tax Law Group, APLC - 1/14/2019

Michelle Huh, a tax attorney, joins the Yorba Linda office Wilson Tax law Group.

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OCBA Member Kevin Zen Named Newest Of Counsel at Snell & Wilmer - 1/14/2019

Snell & Wilmer announced 3 attorneys, including OCBA member Kevin Zen, have been elected to counsel, effective January 1, 2019.

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OCBA Member Steffi Gascón Hafen Named Newest Partner at Snell & Wilmer - 1/14/2019

Snell & Wilmer announced 10 attorneys, including OCBA member Steffi Gascón Hafen, have been elected to join the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

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Three OCBA Members Make Partner at Fisher Phillips - 1/14/2019

OCBA members Philip AzzaraLizbeth Ochoa, and Spencer Waldron were announced as new partners at Fisher & Phillips LLP.

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OCBA Member Bradley McGirr Re-Elected to Rancho Santa Margarita City Council - 11/9/2018

Congratulations to OCBA member Bradley J. McGirr!

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OCBA Member Brent Babcock Joins Womble Bond Dickinson - 11/9/2018

OCBA member Brent Babcock, an intellectual property litigation attorney, joins the growing Costa Mesa office of Womble Bond Dickinson.

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OCBA Member Thy Bui Appointed NAPABA Southern California Regional Governor - 11/9/2018

Congratulations to OCBA member Thy Bui.

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Newmeyer & Dillion Expands Newport Beach Office - 11/9/2018

OCBA members Scott Satkin, Jasmine Shams, and Stephanie Talavera join Newmeyer & Dillion LLP as its newest associates.

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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Announces New Orange County Location - 10/19/2018

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), an award-winning employment, labor and business immigration law firm recognized for protecting employers with workforces in California for nearly 25 years, has relocated its Orange County office. 

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OCBA Member James Yang Joins Klein, O’Neill & Singh, LLP - 9/18/2018

OCBA member James Yang joined the intellectual property law firm of Klein, O’Neill & Singh LLP as a Partner.

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OCBA Member Kristin Walker-Probst Elected Managing Partner for Severson & Werson in OC - 9/11/2018

OCBA member Kristin Walker-Probst was elected Managing Partner and new Member in Charge for Severson & Werson’s Orange County office. 

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Severson & Werson Elevates Three OCBA Members - 8/20/2018

Severson & Werson announced the elevation of six attorneys as its newest Members, three of whom are OCBA members David Berkley, Genevieve Walser-Jolly, and Matthew Garfinkle.

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National Association of Women Lawyers Names M.C. Sungaila to Board - 8/6/2018

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has named OCBA Board Member Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila, a partner and appellate litigator with Haynes and Boone, LLP, to a three-year term on its Board of Directors.

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Kimura London & White LLP Opens for Business - 8/3/2018

OCBA members Joshua M. Kimura and Darrell P. White have joined with William O. London to provide high-quality legal representation and results to the Southern California community and beyond through the formation of their new law firm of Kimura London & White LLP.

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OCBA Member Courtney Winzeler Joins Kahana & Feld LLP - 8/3/2018

OCBA member Courtney Winzeler joined Kahana & Feld LLP as a Partner in the construction/real estate, insurance defense, and general liability practice groups.

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Womble Bond Dickinson Adds OCBA Member Shane Micheil - 8/3/2018

Womble Bond Dickinson continues to build its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation team with the addition of experienced litigator and member Shane Micheil.

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Fisher Phillips Adds OCBA Member Jessica Thompson - 6/11/2018

Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announced the addition of OCBA member Jessica Thompson as an associate in its Irvine office.

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Umberg Zipser Continues to Grows IP Group - 6/11/2018

Umberg Zipser (U/Z) announced that OCBA members Mark Finkelstein and Priti Phukan, Ph.D. have joined the firm. The addition of Finkelstein and Phukan further expands the firm’s full-service Intellectual Property Practice Group. 

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OCBA Member Eric Troutman and Litigation Team Join Womble Bond Dickinson - 5/21/2018

OCBA member Eric J. Troutman joined Womble Bond Dickinson to lead the firm's financial services litigation team based in Costa Mesa. Troutman is joined by his litigation team, OCBA members Artin Betpera and Nicole Su.

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OCBA Member Steven Brower Forms Brower Law Group - 5/4/2018

OCBA member Steven Brower announced the formation of Brower Law Group. Read More..

Weiland Golden LLP Expands with OCBA Member David Goodrich - 5/4/2018

OCBA member David Goodrich join members Michael Weiland and Jeffrey Golden of Weiland Golden LLP to expand the insolvency boutique that is now named Weiland Golden Goodrich LLP. Read More..

OCBA Member Melinda Gomez Forms Law Office of Melinda Gomez - 5/4/2018

OCBA member Melinda Gomez announced the formation of Law Office of Melinda Gomez. Read More..

OCBA Member Suzanne V. Chamberlain forms Chamberlain Mediation Partners - 4/9/2018

OCBA member Suzanne V. Chamberlain announces the formation of Chamberlain Mediation Partners, offering mediation services for disputes involving business, employment, real estate, and trust and estate issues. Read More..

OCBA Member Derek Dundas Joins Pepper Hamilton LLP - 4/5/2018

OCBA member Derek D. Dundas has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the Orange County office. Read More..

Blank Rome Welcomes OCBA Member Julianna Simon to Los Angeles Office - 4/5/2018

OCBA member Julianna Simon has joined Blank Rome LLP's Los Angeles office as an associate in the Corporate Litigation group. Read More..

OCBA Member Naoki Kaneko Named Partner at Shook - 3/15/2018

Shook, Hardy & Bacon promoted OCBA member Naoki S. Kaneko as the firm's newest partner in its Orange County office. Read More..

Retiring OC Superior Court Judge Thierry Colaw Joins Judicate West - 3/8/2018

OCBA member and retiring Orange County Superior Court Judge Thierry P. Colaw has joined Judicate West as a neutrals. Read More..

OCBA Member Donald Morrow Joins JAMS - 2/22/2018

JAMS announced the addition of OCBA member Donald Morrow. He will be based in the JAMS Orange Resolution Center. Read More..

OCBA Member Dawn Knepper Joins Buchalter - 2/22/2018

Buchalter welcomed OCBA member Dawn Knepper to the firm's Labor & Employment Practice in its Orange County Office. Knepper joins Buchalter from Ogletree Deakins. Read More..

Buchalter Grows Patent Litigation Group With New IP Team - 2/22/2018

Buchalter announced that OCBA members and intellectual property team J. Rick Taché,  Erikson Squier, and Roger Scott will be joining the firm's Orange County office. Read More..

Murtaugh Treglia Stern & Deily LLP Announces Merger - 2/15/2018

Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP announced its merger with The Deily Law Firm, APC effective October 1, 2017 as Murtaugh Treglia Stern & Deily LLP. Read More..

Dorsey Names OCBA Member Eric Troutman as Southern California Office Head - 2/2/2018

OCBA Member Eric J. Troutman was named as head of international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Southern California office effective January 18, 2018. Read More..

Fisher Phillips Continues to Grow Irvine Office, Adds Four OCBA Members - 2/2/2018

OCBA members Heather MartoneDavid RashéLauren Stockunas, and Sara Zimmerman join the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips as its newest associates. Read More..

OCBA Member Matthew Buttacavoli Named Partner at Minyard Morris - 1/22/2018

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Matthew Buttacavoli was named partner at Minyard Morris Family Law. Read More..

Fisher Phillips Promotes Two OCBA Members to Partner - 1/5/2018

The OCBA is pleased to share that members Chris Ahearnformerly Of Counsel, and Colin Calvert have been promoted as two of the law firm's newest partners effective January 1. Read More..

OCBA Member Jeff Reeves Joins Umberg Zipser LLP - 1/4/2018

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Jeff Reeves joined Umberg Zipser LLP as its newest litigation partner. Read More..

OCBA Member Michael Balmages Joins ADR Services, Inc. - 11/16/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Michael Balmages has joined ADR Services, Inc. as a full-time neutral. Read More..

OCBA Member Josh Finkelstein Joins Lemon Law Aid - 11/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Josh Finkelstein has joined Lemon Law Aid as its newest associate. Read More..

OCBA Member David Troutman Named Counsel at Latham & Watkins - 11/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member David Troutman was promoted to counsel at Latham & Watkins effective Jan. 1, 2018. Read More..

OCBA Member Mark Powell Joins Dorsey & Whitney LLP - 11/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Mark Powell joins Dorsey & Whitney LLP as a partner of the firm's Tax, Trusts & Estates Group in Southern California.  Read More..

OCBA Member Marcus Bagley Joins Snell & Wilmer - 9/20/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member Marcus Bagley has joined Snell & Wilmer's  Orange County and Los Angeles offices as a commercial finance partner. Read More..

OCBA Member Krista deBoer Joins Bick Law LLP - 8/4/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member Krista deBoer has joined the boutique environmental law firm Bick Law LLP as Senior Associate. Read More..

OCBA Member-Firm Umberg/Zipser LLP Strengthens IP Law Practice - 8/4/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that Martin Fessenmaier, Ph.D., and Minyoung Shin, Ph.D. have joined Umberg/Zipser LLP in addition to OCBA Board Member Mei Tsang and member Ryan Dean.

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OCBA Board Member Autumn Spaeth Selected as Program Chair for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference - 7/28/2017

The OCBA is pleased to congratulate OCBA Board Member Autumn Spaeth, a partner at Smiley Wang-Ekvall, on her selection as Program Chair for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Read More..

OCBA member Anne E. Dwyer Elected to American Red Cross Board - 7/28/2017

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member Anne E. Dwyer, an associate in Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County office, has been elected to the board of directors the American Red Cross Serving Orange County.  Read More..

OCBA member James Scheinkman Elected to Orange County United Way Board - 7/21/2017

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member James Scheinkman, a partner in Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices, has been elected to the board of directors for Orange County United WayRead More..

Umberg/Zipser LLP Expands IP Law Practice - 6/29/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA Board Member Mei Tsang and member Ryan Dean have joined Umberg/Zipser LLPa premier law firm that offers business litigation and IP legal services, as its newest partners. Read More..

OCBA Past President Dean Zipser To Be Next CRF-OC Board President - 6/2/2017

OCBA Past President and 2016 Franklin G. West Honoree Dean Zipser, founding partner of Umberg/Zipser LLP, will step into the role of Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County President beginning July 1, 2017. Read More..

Fisher Phillips Grows Irvine Office with Addition of Two OCBA Members - 5/26/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA members Sean Kingston and Jenna Warden have joined the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips as its newest associates. Read More..

OCBA Member John Denny Installed As Collaborative Practice California President - 5/22/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member John Denny, Of Counsel to Hittelman Strunk Law Group LLP, was installed as 2017-2018 president of Collaborative Practice California President on April 30 in Redondo Beach.  Read More..

OCBA Member Corrie Plant Joins Bick Law LLP - 5/11/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member Corrie Plant has joined Bick Law LLP, a boutique environmental law firm based in Newport Beach, as its newest Partner and will continue to handle matters of environmental litigation and compliance counseling.  Read More..

OCBA Members Announced as New Partners of Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC - 4/13/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA members Ariana Hawbecker and John Littrell were named the newest partners of Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC, and Kevin Grochow joins BMK as an associate. Read More..

Brown & Streza LLP Named OCBA Member Stephen Stafford As Partner - 4/6/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that Brown & Streza LLP named OCBA member Stephen Stafford as the firm's newest Partner.  Read More..

OCBA Member Eva Weiler Named Managing Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon - 2/1/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that Shook, Hardy & Bacon named OCBA member Eva Weiler as the firm's newest Managing Partner for its Orange County office.  Read More..

Littler Elevates OCBA Maria Harrington to Shareholder - 2/1/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member Maria Harrington was one of the firm's California-based attorneys who was recently elevated to shareholder status at Littler Mendelson P.C. Read More..

OCBA Member Ryan Baron Joins BB&K - 2/1/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA member Ryan Baron recently joined Best Best & Krieger LLP of counsel in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group. Read More..

OCBA Past President Richard Millar, Jr. Joins Friedman Stroffe & Gerard - 1/20/2017

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA Past President and Orange County Lawyer columnist Richard W. Millar, Jr. has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard as the firm's Of Counsel. Read More..

Judge Gail Andler Joins JAMS - 1/20/2017

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.) has joined JAMS. Read More..

Snell & Wilmer Announces OCBA Member Ketan Vakil As Administrative Partner - 1/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Ketan Vakil, a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P, has assumed a new role as administrative partner for the firm's Orange County office.  Read More..

Two OCBA Members Make Partner at Fisher Phillips - 1/6/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that members Collin D. Cook and John A. Mavros were announced as new partners at Fisher & Phillips LLP. Read More..

Haynes and Boone, LLP Announces OCBA Member Kimberly Chase As Partner - 1/6/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Kimberly Chase was named one of the newest partners at Haynes and Boone, LLP. Read More..

OCBA Member Jeff Singletary Named Newest Partner at Snell & Wilmer - 1/6/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that member Jeff Singletary was elected to join as the newest partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.. His partnership was effective beginning January 1, 2017. Read More..

OCBA Member Renato Izquieta Promoted to LASOC Directing Attorney - 1/6/2017

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County recently announced the promotion of OCBA member Renato Izquieta to Directing Attorney. Read More..

Two OCBA Members Named Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP - 11/4/2016

The OCBA is pleased to share that members Andrew Gray and Daniel Rees have been named as two of the newest partners at Latham & Watkins LLP Read More..

OCBA Board Member Christina Zabat-Fran Promoted to General Counsel - 10/10/2016

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA Board Member Christina Zabat-Fran was promoted to General Counsel of St. John Knits Read More..

OCBA Members Kevin DeSantis and John Kendrick Jr. Launch New Law Firm - 10/6/2016

OCBA members Kevin DeSantis, formerly of Butz Dunn & DeSantis, APC, and John Kendrick, Jr., formerly of Kendrick, Jackson & Kearl, PLC, launched the new law firm of Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick, LLP on Sept. 1, 2016.  Read More..

Two OCBA Members Join Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP - 10/6/2016

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA members Christopher M. Robertson and Denisha P. McKenzie recently joined Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP.  Read More..

OCBA Member Michael LeBoff Joins Klein & Wilson - 9/23/2016

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member Michael LeBoff recently joined Klein & Wilson as the firm’s newest Senior Counsel. Read More..

OCBA Member Mark Foster Joins Snell & Wilmer - 9/23/2016

The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member Mark Foster has joined the Orange County office of Snell & Wilmer.  Read More..

OCBA Member Erica Swensson Joins Blank Rome LLP - 8/8/2016

Blank Rome LLP welcomed OCBA member Erica A. Swensson as a new senior associate. Read More..

OCBA Member Marc Miles Joins Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP - 7/20/2016

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP welcomed OCBA member Marc P. Miles as a new partner.  Read More..

Pedersen McQueen Announces Formation of SAFFIRE LEGAL and PEDERSEN LAW - 6/23/2016

Pedersen McQueen is pleased to announce the formation of SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC and PEDERSEN LAW, APLCRead More..

OCBA Member Patrick Gutierrez Joins Umberg Zipser LLP - 6/21/2016

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA member Patrick R. Gutierrez has joined the firm as a litigation associate. Read More..

OCBA Members Join Sedgwick - 5/27/2016

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA members Margaret “Peggy” Holm and Robert Zermeno have joined the firm as Partners, while Allyson Ascher and Christopher Hall have joined as Associates. Read More..

OCBA Member Firm Rebrands as TLD Law - 4/22/2016

Founded in 1961, the OCBA member firm formerly known as Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP has rebranded itself as TLD LawRead More..

OCBA Member Aaron McKown Joins Cozen O'Connor - 4/4/2016

Cozen O’Connor has expanded its Commercial Litigation Department with the addition of OCBA member Aaron McKownRead More..

OCBA Member Alan Bick Joins Boutique Environmental Law Firm - 3/28/2016

OCBA member Alan Bick has joined Bick Law Group as co-managing partner. Read More..

OCBA Member Shane Criqui Joins Stuart Kane - 2/1/2016

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce OCBA member Shane P. Criqui has joined the firm as a partner. Read More..

OCBA Member Emanuela Gentile Joins Morgan Law Group - 1/19/2016

Morgan Law Group is pleased to announce that OCBA member Emanuela “Ella” Gentile has joined the office as an Associate Attorney. Read More..

Friedman Stroffe & Gerard Names OCBA Members Jennifer Stroffe, Andrew Nelson Shareholder - 1/19/2016

Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. recently announced that OCBA members Jennifer Stroffe and Andrew Nelson have been promoted to Shareholder. Read More..

OCBA Member Elizabeth Weldon Elected President of Girls Inc. of Orange County Board - 1/12/2016

OCBA member and Snell & Wilmer Partner Elizabeth Weldon was recently elected as President of the Girls Incorporated of Orange County Board of Directors. Read More..

OCBA Member Alex Kim Joins Snell & Wilmer - 1/5/2016

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that OCBA member Alex Kim has joined the Costa Mesa office as an Associate. Read More..

OCBA Member Heather Peck Named Littler Shareholder - 1/4/2016

Littler has elevated OCBA member Heather Peck to shareholder status, effective Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Read More..

OCBA Member Harvey Moore Sworn in as President of NARCA - 12/21/2015

OCBA member and The Moore Law Group President Harvey Moore was recently sworn in as President of the National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA). Read More..

OCBA Members to Serve as Officers for OCBF Board, Associate Board - 12/18/2015

The OCBA is pleased to announce that member Kyle Kawakami of Irell & Manella LLP will serve as 2016 President of the Orange County Bar FoundationRead More..

OCBA Member, Board Member Join Umberg Zipser LLP - 11/23/2015

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA Board member Scott Garner and OCBA member Todd Smith have joined the firm as a partner and senior associate, respectively. Read More..

Glenn Dassoff Joins Orrick - 10/8/2015

OCBA member Glenn Dassoff has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Read More..

OCBA Members Sung and Guido Join Smiley Wang-Ekvall - 8/31/2015

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, a leading insolvency, real estate, and business litigation law firm is celebrating its first anniversary by expanding its business litigation practice as OCBA members Sharon O. Sung and Cristina A. Guido join the firm's office in Costa Mesa. Read More..

OCBA Member J. Michael Vaughn Joins Stuart Kane in Newport Beach - 8/17/2015

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA member J. Michael Vaughn has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Read More..

Sungaila Named Haynes and Boone Partner - 8/14/2015

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA member Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila has joined the firm as Partner in the Appellate Practice Group in the Orange County office. Read More..

OCBA Member James Parke Makes Partner, Firm Changes Name - 7/6/2015

Holstrom, Block & Parke APLC (formerly Holstrom, Sissung & Block APLC) recently announced that OCBA member James Parke has been named partner. Read More..

Denisha McKenzie Joins Fisher & Phillips - 5/28/2015

OCBA member Denisha McKenzie has joined national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP as an associate in the firm's Irvine office.


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Buchalter Orange County Office Grows with Two New Lawyers, Names One New Shareholder - 5/7/2015

Buchalter Nemer

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Gail J. Standish Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California - 4/15/2015

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Gail J. Standish as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Standish, who was sworn in on April 13, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’s Western Division. Read More..

Schachter joins Keller Rackauckas LLP as Associate attorney - 4/2/2015

Keller Rackauckas LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael A. Schachter has joined the firm as an associate.   Before joining Keller Rackauckas, Schachter was an associate at Paul Hastings in New York, where he gained significant experience in all phases of pretrial litigation. Read More..

OCBA Member Brent Colasurdo Joins Umberg Zipser - 3/13/2015

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA member Brent S. Colasurdo has joined the firm as a litigation associate. Read More..

Greenberg Traurig Announces Elevations of OCBA Members - 3/4/2015

Greenberg Traurig recently announced the elevation of OCBA members Craig C. Glorioso and Irene Pyun Kim to shareholder and of counsel, respectively, in the firm's Orange County office. Read More..

OCBA Member John Isaza Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Social Media Subcommittee - 2/24/2015

OCBA Member John Isaza of Rimon, P.C. has been appointed Co-Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee. Read More..

Hittelman Law Group Now Hittelman Strunk - 1/6/2015

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm formerly known as Hittelman Law Group has changed its name to Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP. Read More..

New OCBA Member Gabriel Padilla Joins Umberg Zipser - 11/11/2014

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Gabriel J. Padilla has joined the firm as an associate. Read More..

New Law Firm for OCBA Member Harlene Miller, Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law - 11/6/2014

With more than 25 years of experience practicing solely in Bankruptcy Law, OCBA member Harlene Miller is pleased to announce the opening of her new law firm: Harlene Miller Law, A Professional Law Corporation located in Irvine, Calif., near the John Wayne Airport. Read More..

OCBA Member to Serve as Team Leader for EU Access to Justice Project - 10/30/2014

Congratulations to Shelley Liberto on this exciting new position! Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court - 7/25/2014

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Thomas A. Delaney and Nancy E. Zeltzer to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

Western State College of Law Dean William Adams to Lead ABA Section of Legal Education - 7/25/2014

William Adams, dean and vice chancellor at Western State College of Law is joining the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar as deputy managing director. Read More..

Archer Norris Welcomes OCBA Members McNulty, Prietto, to Expanding Newport Beach Office - 6/5/2014

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Newmeyer & Dillion Hires Jonathan Terry as Partner - 5/6/2014

OCBA member Jonathan Terry has been hired as a partner in Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP's Newport Beach office. Read More..

OCBA Past President Joel S. Miliband Appointed Brown Rudnick General Counsel - 4/22/2014

Long-time OCBA member and Past President Joel S. Miliband has been appointed General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Brown Rudnick LLPRead More..

Mayte Santacruz Joins AlvaradoSmith - 4/18/2014

OCBA member and OCHBA Immediate Past President Mayte Santacruz recently joined AlvaradoSmith APC's Orange County office. Read More..

Campuzano, Mooney, Skorheim Join Minyard Morris - 4/7/2014

Three OCBA members recently joined the staff at Minyard Morris LLP. Read More..

OCBA Member Named State Bar GC - 4/3/2014

OCBA member Thomas A. Miller has been named the new General Counsel of the California State Bar. Read More..

OCBA Member Allan Litovsky Named Stradling Yocca Shareholder - 4/3/2014

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. announced that litigator and intellectual property attorney Allan Litovsky has joined the firm as Shareholder where he will be practicing out of its main office in Newport Beach, Calif. Read More..

Knobbe Martens' Orange County Office Promotes Eight OCBA Members to Partner for 2014 - 4/3/2014

The new partners include OCBA members Michael R. Christensen, Ben J. Everton, Jason A. Gersting, Ph.D., Jeffery L. Hallstrom, Baraa Kahf, Alan G. Laquer, Bridget A. Smith and Vlad Teplitskiy. Read More..

OCBA Member Matthew Ward Named to Archer Norris Partnership - 12/27/2013

Archer Norris announced that the firm has named Matthew T. Ward a partner in their Newport Beach Office effective January 1, 2014. Read More..

Five OCBA Members Hired by Greenberg Gross LLP - 12/27/2013

Costa Mesa law firm Greenberg Gross LLP announced the hiring of five associates - Jesse K. Bolling, Leanna C. Costantini, Daniel R. Gutenplan, Frank Mickadeit, and Adam M. Sechooler. Read More..

Michael R. Williams Joins Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC as Partner - 11/12/2013

Mike is a business litigator and trial lawyer with a 15-year track record of success in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of state and federal litigation. Read More..

OCBA Member Penelope Parmes Joins Troutman Sanders’ Orange County Office - 9/9/2013

OCBA Member Penelope Parmes Joins Troutman Sanders’ Orange County Office Read More..

O'Melveny & Myers Names New Managing Partner - 6/27/2013

Elizabeth McKeen takes over for Jeff Walbridge, who now chairs the firm's tax practice. Read More..

Rus, Miliband & Smith Combines with Brown Rudnick - 4/9/2013

Brown Rudnick LLP, an international AM Law 200 law firm, has announced that it is expanding its global footprint to Southern California, combining with litigation boutique Rus, Miliband & Smith.

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Nossaman Names OCBA Member E. George Joseph Managing Partner - 4/2/2013

“I am extremely honored and humbled by this election and by my partners’ faith in my abilities,” said Joseph. “Michael [Heumann] has been< Read More..

OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair Joins Hittelman Law Group - 3/14/2013

Congratulations to Michelle Tran on her new position! Read More..

Jeffrey Howell Joins Chicago Title - 2/15/2013

OCBA member Jeffrey Howell recently joined Chicago Title's Major Accounts Sales Team as Vice President/Associate Counsel. Read More..

Jason Anderson Joins Stradling's Newport Beach Office - 11/29/2012

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. recently announced that OCBA member Jason Anderson has joined the firm's main office as a litigation shareholder. Read More..

Dimetria Jackson Named Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability of Golden State Foods - 11/29/2012

Golden State Foods is pleased to announce the appointment of 2012 OCBA President Dimetria Jackson as director of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Read More..

Dou, Shukla Join Knobbe Martens - 9/25/2012

OCBA members Yimeng Dou and Harnik Shukla recently joined the Orange County office of Knobbe Martens Read More..

Hon. David Thompson Appointed to 4/3 - 5/18/2012

Kudos to Hon. David Thompson on his new position! Read More..

Bailey, Clapp Appointed to Bench - 5/18/2012

Congratulations to OCBA members Julian W. Bailey and Lewis W. Clapp on their recent judicial appointments with the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

Elizabeth Kim Joins Blank Rome - 12/14/2011

Prior to joining Blank Rome, OCBA member Elizabeth B. Kim was an Associate at Jones Day. Read More..

Bryan Cave Merges with Holme Roberts & Owen - 12/7/2011

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Denver-based Holme Roberts & Owen LLP will merge with Bryan Cave LLP; the firm will continue to operate as Bryan Cave LLP. Read More..

Morgan Law Group Announces Office Move, New Hire - 11/14/2011

Effective immediately, Morgan Law Group's new contact information is 1500 Quail St, Ste 540 Read More..

Martha Gooding Joins Jones Day - 11/9/2011

A new partner at Jones Day, Gooding's practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Read More..

OCBA Member Jeffrey Astarabadi Makes Partner - 6/21/2011

Much Shelist recently elevated OCBA member Jeffrey Astarabadi from special counsel to principal in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Read More..

Christina Dallen Joins Allen Matkins - 4/25/2011

Allen Matkins expands labor and employment practice group with addition of OCBA member. Read More..

Outwater & Pinckes Announces Move, Celebrates Anniversary - 3/7/2011

Prior to its seventh anniversary, Irvine-based Outwater & Pinckes, LLP announces its new contact information. Read More..

OCBA Member Mark E. Powell Named Managing Partner - 2/3/2011

OCBA member Mark E. Powell has been named as managing partner of Albrecht & Barney. Read More..

OCBA Member Launches New Firm - 1/5/2011

OCBA member Meldie Malone Moore has partnered with Renee Gurwitz to launch a new firm in Irvine. Read More..

OCBA Member Joins Snell & Wilmer - 12/22/2010

Snell & Wilmer today announced that Orange County Bar Association member Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila has joined its Orange County, Calif. office, where she will assist in expanding the firm's appellate practice. Read More..

OCBA Member Ryan Stottlemyer Makes Partner - 12/9/2010

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Orange County Bar Association member Ryan Stottlemyer will assume the role of partner in Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP's Orange County office, the firm announced Wednesday, Dec. 8. Read More..

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Hires BK Shareholder - 12/6/2010

Julia "Julie" W. Brand has been tapped as a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's corporate bankruptcy and restructuring group. Read More..

Karol Denniston Named Managing Partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck - 11/29/2010

Firm shareholder Karol K. Denniston was recently named managing partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber SchreckRead More..