Six OCBA Members named to list of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Three OCBA Members, Jennifer Keller, Kay Anderle and Chase Scolnick were selected in the Super Lawyers 2021 edition of “Southern California Super Lawyers,” as well as Jay Barron, Nahal Kazemi and Anand Sambhwani in the 2020 edition of “Southern California Rising Stars.”

Jennifer Keller has been ranked the #1 attorney in Southern California by Southern California Super Lawyers for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021. Keller appears in the categories Business Litigation, Intellectual Property and White Collar Criminal Defense. Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank her among the top commercial litigators in the nation. She is a Fellow of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers. Keller is also a 2018 inductee into the California Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. Benchmark Litigation lists her as one of the “Top 100 Trial Attorneys in America” and among the “Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California,” calling her a “National Litigation Star.”

Kay Anderle, managing partner, has been named to the White Collar Criminal Defense category. With over two decades of experience and 100 cases to jury verdict, Anderle is among the region’s leading trial attorneys. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only organization limited to the top one-half of one percent of the nation’s attorneys. Anderle is listed in the elite “The Best Lawyers in America®” in both white collar and general practice criminal defense.

Chase Scolnick, partner, was named to the Civil LitigationDefense category. Having tried as lead counsel approximately fifty federal jury trials, he is among the most seasoned young trial attorneys in the United States. In separate years, Scolnick led three of the nation’s largest federal districts in both defense trials and wins. In 2019, he was honored with a “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” award for his role as co-lead counsel in Yellowstone Women’s First Step House, Inc., et al. v. City of Costa Mesa.

Jay P. Barron is an experienced and versatile business litigator. He has handled a wide array of matters, including contract and business tort disputes, real estate litigation, class actions, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary claims, false advertising and unfair competition cases, and corporate governance and partnership disputes.

Nahal Kazemi combines a strong background in broad, high-stakes litigation with extensive experience as a diplomat. She served as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., Budapest, Hungary; Baghdad, Iraq; and Casablanca, Morocco. Kazemi received her J.D. in 2004 from Harvard Law School.

Anand Sambhwani is an experienced trial attorney who has been solely responsible for litigating major cases throughout the country. Previously, he was with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., handling complex commercial disputes, financial fraud, class actions, and employment litigation.