Four OCBA Members Elected to Partner and One Member Promoted to Of Counsel at Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer announced four OCBA members have been elected to join the firm’s partnership and one was promoted to the role of counsel.

The four OCBA members elected to the partnership, effective March 1, 2022, are:

Anthony J. Carucci, Commercial Litigation, Orange County
Carucci has a multi-faceted general and complex commercial litigation practice concentrated in the areas of general business matters, class actions, and business litigation. He has significant experience representing clients in matters involving real estate, breach of contract, consumer class actions, trade secrets, business competition torts, corporate governance issues, construction, franchise, and partnership disputes. He also has experience with fraud and fraudulent transfer litigation, judgment collection against domestic individuals and companies, and advising U.S. and foreign-based gaming companies in complying with U.S. gaming laws and regulations. Carucci is a member of the firm’s class action litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, financial services litigation, gaming, and Native American affairs practice groups. Carucci is a 2014 graduate of Notre Dame Law School.

Andrew S. Flior, Intellectual Property, Orange County
Flior's practice is concentrated in intellectual property protection and litigation. He has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of industries, including financial services and technologies, medical devices, software and business products, and mechanical devices. In addition, Flior has experience in preparing and prosecuting trademarks, performing due diligence work related to the possible purchase of patents, preparing infringement and validity opinions, and has counseled clients on patent strategies and how to best maximize a patent portfolio budget. He has litigation experience in patent and trademark matters at the U.S. District Court level, and in patent matters before the International Trade Commission. Flior is a 2009 graduate of University of San Diego Law School.

David P. Hansen, Product Liability Litigation, Orange County
Hansen concentrates his practice on defending companies against product liability, negligence, and general liability claims in state and federal courts, involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death allegations. He represents clients from a wide array of industries, including automobile, motorcycle, off-road vehicle and watercraft manufacturers; amusement parks; film studios and live entertainment producers. Hansen also has experience defending consumer product manufacturers in class action litigation and representing construction industry professionals in cases involving alleged construction and building product defects, including manufacturers of air conditioning units, water heaters and boilers, and building wrap products. He is a 2014 graduate of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law.

Joshua K. Partington, Commercial Finance and Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Orange County
Partington focuses on providing lenders and other institutional clients with guidance on commercial finance and real property–related matters. With more than a decade of experience across a comprehensive range of practices, Partington is able to combine his litigation and transactional knowledge to help meet his clients’ broad range of needs. From real property disputes to regional, middle-market lending transactions, to national lender bankruptcy representation, he represents clients from a range of sectors and in a variety of venues. Partington is a 2011 graduate of Chapman University School of Law.

In addition, the OCBA Member promoted to counsel, effective January 1, 2022, is:

Sarah G. Odegaard, Product Liability Litigation, Orange County
Odegaard focuses her practice in product liability litigation, defending companies in complex negligence and products liability cases involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. Odegaard also handles consumer warranty and consumer fraud-based litigation for automobile manufacturers. She has litigated a wide range of disputes in state and federal courts. Odegaard currently serves as the Board Vice Chair for The Raise Foundation, Orange County’s child abuse prevention council. She is also a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Before joining Snell & Wilmer, Odegaard represented common interest developments in litigation and transactional matters. Prior to that, she litigated childhood sexual abuse cases at a national firm based in Minnesota. Odegaard is a 2008 graduate of University of Minnesota Law School.