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believed to be one of the largest blowouts in U.S. history. “We litigate cases across a broad spectrum,” says Frantz. “There’s not a whole lot that we can’t take on.” Indeed, their cases run the gamut from injuries and deaths caused by the misconduct of tractortrailer drivers to deaths and injuries caused by the manufacturers of defective products to public utilities that have failed to maintain their electrical equipment. With this breadth and depth of experience, it is also no surprise to learn that Frantz has repeatedly been honored and recognized by various peer-to-peer organizations and publications, including The Best Law yers in America © , Super Lawyers, the Daily Transcript Top 10, and others. Frantz himself is a respected trial lawyer who is a Fellow and Associate of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and a Master in the William B. Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

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OR THE PAST THREE DECADES, Greg Bentley and Keith More have made it their mission to help people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. Their ability to connect with clients and tell their stories has allowed them to achieve some of the most significant results in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation. Indeed, their firm, Bentley & More LLP, has obtained $30-million, $26-million, and $12-million recoveries in the last few years alone. “We meet people at the worst moment of their life—they’ve suffered a tragedy, and it’s our job to provide comfort and guidance while doing everything we can to secure compensation that will help them get some semblance of their lives back,” Bentley says. “You can’t turn the clock back, but we do our best to try to help them get to a better place in life following these terrible circumstances.” Through their experience in product liability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury, the attorneys of Bentley & More LLP have been able to make a real difference in their clients’ quality of life. Bentley, for example, is a nationwide leader in e-cigarette explosion cases, having handled more than 300 matters in the area and achieved more than $30 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients. Meanwhile, More obtained one of the largest awards in California workers’ compensation

history, and he regularly takes on some of the largest corporations in the world. Their firm is currently handling a number of high-profile matters, including cases involving the Santa Rosa wildfires and the Allergan cancer-causing breastimplant recall. Recognizing their respective achievements, Bentley and More are included in The Best Lawyers in America © and serve as leaders in a number of prestigious legal organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Bentley was also recently appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for Orange County, which reviews and evaluates judicial candidates. Still, More notes that the firm and its attorneys measure success in far more than awards, verdicts, and peer recognition: “The most rewarding thing for me is when clients will call me up after we’ve resolved their case or send me notes on my birthday, just to let me know how well they’re doing,” he says. “I pride myself on going the extra mile to secure medical treatment for individuals who are dealing with the broken workers’ compensation system, so receiving a video, for example, from a double amputee we represented who’s taking his first steps with his new prostheses is a clear measure of success in our practice.”

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OUNDED BY DOUG EASTON, A 50-YEAR VETERAN of Southern California’s legal community, Easton & Easton has grown over the past 30 years into a trailblazing team that has secured more than $100 million for their clients in the past 10 years alone. Doug’s sons— Brian, Matt, and Travis— are now his partners and have expanded the firm’s legacy of success for victims and their loved ones affected by all types of personal injury incidents. “When an injured person or a family hires us, they get my whole family, even if only one or two of us leads the litigation,” Doug Easton said. “Clients often tell us how the firm’s family dynamic puts them at ease and builds their confidence during the difficult times of their recovery and the litigation process.” Each of the past five years has been better than the last for the Eastons, highlighted this year by a remarkable $20 million confidential settlement for a client who was severely injured on the defendants’ premises by a third party. After three years of hard-fought litigation, the Eastons convinced the well-funded defendants, who had initially vowed to spend millions to defend the case, that their negligence was the primary cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. This led to the exceptional settlement in early 2019 just prior to trial. Another standout result this year was on behalf of a woman who suffered severe neck and back injuries in an automobile collision. She hired the Eastons after firing her first lawyer, who tried to settle the case for just $25,000. Six months later, the Eastons obtained $1.25 million for

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this client—50 times what the first lawyer was willing to accept. While the Eastons’ clients come from all walks of life, many have been referred by former clients, peers, doctors, judges, and even defense lawyers that the firm has litigated against in court. “It’s one of the greatest compliments we can receive,” said Brian Easton, “to have the attorneys who we faced off against in hard-fought litigation turn around months or years later and refer their family or friends to us for representation when the shoe has flipped.” Their victories in and out of the courtroom, coupled with their commitment to client-first service, has earned the firm a Tier 1 ranking in Orange County for Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs by U.S. News– Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” each of the past two years. They were also selected by the LA Times’ Reader’s Choice Poll last year as “Orange County’s Best Personal Injury Law Firm.” Unparalleled accolades like these are a testament to the firm’s exceptional results in recent years, which the Eastons believe directly stem from the familial synergy and “client-first” mentality instilled by their patriarch and now shared throughout the firm. “From the first day my dad opened the doors to the firm,” Matt Easton noted, “he operated with a ‘client-first’ mentality that now pervades everything we do and serves as the foundation for our increasing success all these years later.” As a family dedicated to justice for their clients, the Eastons continue to march forward determined to make next year even better than the last.


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egal experience, credibility, and personalized attention: The Law Offices of DiMarco A raujo Montev ideo rely on t hese important attributes to ensure their clients always come first. Serving the Southern California and Orange County communities for more than 40 years, the firm guides clients through the nuances of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and work injury cases by keeping one goal in mind. Partner John Montevideo says it is “to fight for our clients in any way that we can.” With a firm of 10 attorneys, 35 bilingual support staff, and a team that may include physicians, economists, vocat ional experts, and accident reconstructionists, resources for clients are readily available. Montevideo knows this helps the firm focus on “a commitment to spend the time to educate clients on questions or concerns that occur during their cases.”

The firm embraces open communication and conversation dedicated to one important maxim. “Attorneys should be part of the solution, not the problem,” says Montevideo who is past president of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He adds that the firm believes “in protecting the client’s rights, health, and safety.” With complicated third-party claims that may

“Attorneys should be part of the solution, not the problem.” involve product liability, car accidents, catastrophic injury, brain injury, wrongful death, and other serious issues, the firm “understands what is at stake and want their clients to recover and heal, while the attorneys do what is necessary to facilitate the best possible legal outcome.” With an eye toward advocacy and community, the firm’s philosophy lends to its longevity. DiMarco Araujo Montevideo

are the official legal counsel for the Mexican and El Salvadoran consulates in Orange County. Since 1979, the firm has consistently established a stellar and ethical reputation that is recognized by their peers, earning an AV-rated designation, as well as a MartindaleHubbell selection as Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Montevideo has been recognized as the Best Lawyers ® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Orange County, and by Super Lawyers. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. With a credible reputation, it isn’t surprising to understand why clients feel an immediate ease with this firm. It is easy to point to these objective measures to cement the firm’s legacy, but ultimately, Montevideo says it is cultivating “compassion for people” that keeps the firm connected with its goal of always prioritizing the client.


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Nelson Hardiman: Harry Nelson (AdministrativeRegulatory Law; Health Care Law, 2018) authored The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating a Nation in Pain and provided insight on the drug-related death of former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Appearing on Spectrum News 1 on August 30, 2019, Nelson described opioids as an “equal opportunity killer.” Nelson also noted the addictive nature of opioid medication and that it has become harder to get them from doctors, so people are turning to the streets. “The government estimate of what it will cost to stop overdoses is approaching half a trillion dollars,” Nelson stated when talking about recent settlements and judgments involving pharmaceutical companies. “When we look back at big settlements like in the tobacco cases, sadly we can’t see there was much effect and the question here is can we do anything different with opioids?”

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Panish Shea & Boyle: Robert Glassman (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2020) is representing the family of 15-year-old Manny Perez who died after a golf cart accident on the campus of his high school. Perez, a special-needs student with autism, found a golf cart idling with the key in the ignition and proceeded to go for a ride. The school has stated that an aide who was monitoring Perez was unable to stop him from jumping into the cart. The cart crashed into a wall, Perez suffered severe injuries, and he later died after being rushed to a local hospital. “He was on the severe end of the autism spectrum,” Glassman said. “And the school knew that, everyone knew that, and that’s why it’s completely unacceptable that they left him unattended where he would be in a position to do this kind of thing.” Taylor & Ring: John ► C. Taylor (Personal Injury

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llred, Maroko & Goldberg: prosecutors are expanding their Gloria Allred (Employment investigation into a sex trafficking Law–Individuals; Litigation— network that Epstein was rumored Labor & Employ ment, 2017) is to lead. representing several women who will On August 10, 2019 he was found file suit against the estate of accused dead in his jail cell. The Manhattan pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. It is alleged medical examiner ruled Epstein hung that Epstein sexually himself in the cell. The abused and assaulted “We are interested incident has sparked dozens of minors at his n at ion a l at tent ion New York apartment in anyone else who and prompted many may have enabled t o q u e s t i o n h o w and Florida mansion. Mr. Epstein.” It is unknown how Epstein could have many women Allred killed himself since is representing. Many of the women he was on suicide watch. Attorney are requesting anonymity or simply General William Barr is overseeing referring to themselves as “Jane Doe.” the circumstances of Epstein’s death at Epstein had previously served 13 the Metropolitan Correctional Center months in jail based on a controversial in New York City. 2008 plea deal in Florida. He pleaded In an interview with MSNBC, Allred guilty to solicitation of prostitution stated that many of her clients were “in involving a minor. He shock” and “feeling sick” over the news wa s a r rested aga i n of Epstein’s apparent suicide. “We are on Ju ly 6, 2019 on interested in anyone else who may have federal charges for sex enabled Mr. Epstein, who assisted Mr. trafficking of minors in Epstein, who may have conspired with Florida and New York. Mr. Epstein, so that he could commit On July 29 outside of his crimes against children,” Allred JEFFREY EPSTEIN the Manhattan federal said. “If they did that knowingly, then court, Allred insinuated they are going to be the subject of the that she had information regarding criminal investigation and they may be a nu m b e r of h i g h-pr of i le a nd the subject of civil cases. powerful individuals tied to Epstein’s “We want the truth to be known and inner circle and enablers. Federal we want justice.”

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Litigation – Plaintif fs, 2017) is representing the family of Melyda Maricela C orado, a Trader Joe ’s assistant manager who was fatally shot during a gunfight involving a suspect and police. Corado, 27, was shot by a police officer after Gene Evin Atkins allegedly started the chain of John C. Taylor events. Atkins allegedly shot his grandmother and girlfriend before leading officers on a chase and holding the Trader Joe’s employees and customers hostage. Atkins exchanged gunfire with of ficers that led to several bystanders’ injuries and Corado’s death. The LAPD has refused to provide answers to Corado’s family. Taylor called the shooting “out-ofpolicy” and said that Trader Joe’s “was as much a victim as Mely Corado.” The officer who fired toward the crowded store was ruled to have not violated department policy according to the Los Angeles Police Commission.


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IN FEBRUARY 1978, Robinson Calcagnie founding partner, Mark Robinson, Jr., took on a case that would become almost iconic in the world of product liability litigation. His client, Richard Grimshaw, suffered extreme burns in an accident involving his Ford Pinto, which was known by auto manufacturer Ford to literally burst into flames in even minor rear-end collisions. At the high-profile trial, an Orange County, California, jury awarded Grimshaw close to $128 million in damages—at the time, the largest product liability verdict ever awarded. More than 40 years later, the legacy of the Grimshaw case is a strong as ever, with the Pinto standing as a lasting symbol of corporate wrongdoing. And Robinson’s firm is as committed today as it was at its founding to the idea that strong representation for injured parties matters; if it didn’t, corporate malfeasance and greed would go unchecked, he says. “Every case we take on is a reminder

that human lives can never be calculated as costs on a balance sheet,” Robinson says. “When companies deliberately cut corners on safety, we’re there to keep them in check.” Indeed, Robinson Calcagnie is known for taking on formidable opponents with the resources to match—and winning. In 2017, for example, a Los Angeles jur y awarded a terminally ill client a $417 million verdict (punitive and compensatory damages) in a product liability case involving Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, the use of which has been connected to ovarian cancer. But it’s all in a day’s work for Robinson and his partners, whose list of victories stretches over the course of his career. “Our firm was built on the idea that the right combination of evidence, scientific knowledge, and hard work can win cases, but there’s more to it than that,” he says. “We’re driven by a deeply ingrained sense of right and wrong.”

Protecting rights for over 40 years TODAY’S COURTROOMS demand technical and legal expertise, especially in litigation involving substantial economic loss and damages. For decades, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. has helped level the playing field for its clients. RECENT SUCCESSES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: • $735M settlement • $118M settlement • $417M verdict • $46M verdict

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FIGHTING FOR A JUSTICE By Johanna Marmon

FTER 40 YEARS, Frant z L aw G roup, APLC has just about seen it all. But since the legendary California law firm has litigated, tried to verdict, or settled nearly every imaginable type of personal injury, professional negligence, commercial, and mass tort claim, it doesn’t mean Frantz Law Group and its attorneys have lost sight of what drew them to the practice in the first place. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Through careers spent righting the wrongs of carmakers, trucking companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, public utilities and more, the attorneys of Frantz Law Group are doing what they can to make sure the playing field becomes ever more level for everyday people facing a significant tragedy in their lives caused by the recklessness of corporate entities and/or individuals. But while fighting corporate and individual misconduct is at the core of the firm’s philosophy, a principal driver of the work anchored by Frantz and his colleagues centers around the concept of broader accountability—in other words, instituting change at the regulatory level to ensure catastrophic events are not reoccurring. For example, the firm has been directing (with other firms) the litigation stemming from the largest mass tort gas well leak in United States history. Since 2015, the firm has been representing over 8,000 plaintiffs against Southern California Gas Company (and its parent, Sempra Energy) in lawsuits after an underground storage gas well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility suffered an uncontrollable blowout, causing some residents of the Porter Ranch community to allegedly suffer death as well as experiencing significant respiratory and neurological problems and other health issues as well as significant real property

devaluation. The unfortunate thing about this catastrophe is that these public utilities knew that the gas wells were in disrepair and that this was a disaster waiting to happen. “We want SoCalGas to repair its wells and inspect and maintain its facilities properly, so this type of gas well blowout never happens again,” says Frantz, who sits on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee that guides the litigation. “We’re always looking at the broader implications of the cases we’re involved in. What happened in Porter Ranch was entirely preventable, and that is a big part of the tragedy of this event.” Frantz Law Group is certainly no stranger to forcing corporate hands and was part of the impetus behind the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to permanently ban the sale of ephedra-based dietary supplements because of the link to heart attacks and stroke. In fact, Frantz was asked to testify at the Congressional Hearings about what he uncovered during his litigation against the ephedra manufacturers on behalf of his clients that had incurred significant injuries from the drugs. Moreover, the $18.5 million verdict Frantz Law Group won in related litigation (against an ephedra manufacturer) was incorporated into the Congressional record at the request of Congress during Frantz’s testimony at the hearing—another result of spending decades honing the art and science of trial law—is just icing on the cake †. “Every case we take is significant,” Frantz says. “There’s a lot at stake for our clients, whether we are working on a case for parents who have lost a child or if there are millions on the line in a business dispute. We’re methodical in how we prepare our cases and leave no stone unturned in our strategy and efforts to win.”

“EVERY CASE WE TAKE IS SIGNIFICANT”

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KLEE, TUCHIN, BOGDANOFF & STERN Lee R. Bogdanoff, Daniel J. Bussel, David A. Fidler, Whitman L. Holt, Kenneth N. Klee, Thomas E. Patterson, David M. Stern, Michael L. Tuchin LATHAM & WATKINS Jeffery E. Bjork, Peter M. Gilhuly LAW OFFICES OF DAVID A. TILEM David Tilem LEVENE, NEALE, BENDER,YOO & BRILL Eve H. Karasik, Gary E. Klausner LOEB & LOEB Marc S. Cohen, Lance Jurich MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Ivan L. Kallick MILBANK Paul S. Aronzon, Gregory A. Bray, Thomas R. Kreller, Mark Shinderman MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Richard W. Esterkin MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Thomas B. Walper MUSICK PEELER Brian L. Holman O’MELVENY & MYERS Evan M. Jones, Ben H. Logan III, Stephen H. Warren OWENS & GACH RAY Stephan M. Ray PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES David J. Barton, Gina F. Brandt, Andrew W. Caine, Linda F. Cantor, Shirley S. Cho, Jeffrey H. Davidson, Jeffrey W. Dulberg, Gabriel I. Glazer, Stanley Goldich, Richard Gruber, Harry Hochman, James Hunter, Steven J. Kahn, Jeffrey Kandel, Teddy M. Kapur, Ira D. Kharasch, Jonathan Kim, Alan J. Kornfeld, Iain A.W. Nasatir, Jeffrey P. Nolan, Robert B. Orgel, Isaac M. Bankruptcy and Pachulski, Richard M. Pachulski, Creditor Debtor Rights Malhar S. Pagay, Daryl G. Parker, / Insolvency and Jason S. Pomerantz, Jeffrey N. Reorganization Law Pomerantz, William Ramseyer, Jeremy V. Richards, Robert M. Saunders, AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD James I. Stang, Elissa A. Wagner, David P. Simonds Dean A. Ziehl ARENT FOX POLSINELLI Aram Ordubegian Randye B. Soref BAKER & HOSTETLER Cecily A. Dumas, Robert A. Julian, Eric PROSKAUER ROSE Peter J. Young E. Sagerman BRUTZKUS GUBNER ROZANSKY SEROR QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN WEBER Bennett J. Murphy, K. John Shaffer, Ronald P. Abrams, Jessica L. Eric Winston Bagdanov, Jerrold L. Bregman, Richard D. Burstein, Michael W. Davis, RL FEIN Lawrence Gabriel, Steven T. Gubner, Ronald L. Fein Talin Keshishian, Susan K. Seflin, ROBINS KAPLAN David Seror, Robyn B. Sokol, Corey Scott F. Gautier, James Menton, Jr., R. Weber Howard J. Weg BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER SHEMANOLAW Sharon Z. Weiss David B. Shemano BUCHALTER SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & Bernard D. Bollinger, Jr., Joel G. HAMPTON Samuels, Pamela Kohlman Webster Richard W. Brunette, Jr., Alan M. Feld, CLARK & TREVITHICK Kyle J. Mathews Kimberly S. Winick SIDLEY AUSTIN DENTONS U.S. Joshua E. Anderson, Jennifer C. Hagle Samuel R. Maizel, John A. Moe II SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER DLA PIPER & FLOM Eric D. Goldberg, Robbin L. Itkin Van C. Durrer II ERVIN COHEN & JESSUP STRADLING YOCCA CARLSON & RAUTH Peter A. Davidson, Byron Z. Moldo Fred Neufeld FOX ROTHSCHILD STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Mette H. Kurth Frank A. Merola FREEMAN, FREEMAN & SMILEY SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Theodore B. Stolman Robert A. Sacks GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER SULMEYERKUPETZ Dennis B. Arnold, Robert A. Klyman, Howard M. Ehrenberg, Mark S. Jeffrey C. Krause Horoupian, David S. Kupetz, Victor A. Sahn GOULD & GOULD David Gould WHITE & CASE GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN Craig H. Averch & MACHTINGER WINSTON & STRAWN Brian L. Davidoff, Jeffrey A. Krieger Justin E. Rawlins GREENBERG TRAURIG Howard J. Steinberg Bet-the-Company Litigation HOGAN LOVELLS US Richard L. Wynne CARLTON FIELDS Mark A. Neubauer IRELL & MANELLA Milton B. Hyman DENNIS A. FISCHER Dennis A. Fischer JEREMY E. ROSENTHAL Jeremy E. Rosenthal GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. JONES DAY Bruce Bennett, James O. Johnston GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER KATTEN Harvey R. Friedman William B. Freeman GREINES, MARTIN, STEIN & RICHLAND Robin Meadow, Kent L. Richland IRELL & MANELLA Morgan Chu

JAMS Robert A. Meyer KENDALL BRILL & KELLY Bert H. Deixler, Richard B. Kendall KIRKLAND & ELLIS Mark C. Holscher KLEE, TUCHIN, BOGDANOFF & STERN David M. Stern LATHAM & WATKINS Thomas J. Nolan MCKOOL SMITH J. Michael Hennigan MORRISON & FOERSTER Seth M. Hufstedler MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Brad D. Brian, Ronald L. Olson, Glenn D. Pomerantz, John W. Spiegel, Gregory P. Stone, Jeffrey I. Weinberger O’MELVENY & MYERS Seth Aronson, Daniel M. Petrocelli ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Marshall B. Grossman QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN James R. Asperger, A. William Urquhart RICHARD R. MAINLAND Richard R. Mainland SIDLEY AUSTIN Douglas A. Axel SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Robert A. Sacks

CLARK & TREVITHICK Alexander C. McGilvray, Jr. DOUGLAS L. THORPE Douglas L. Thorpe EARLY SULLIVAN WRIGHT GIZER & MCRAE Eric Early, Scott E. Gizer, Sophia S. Lau FRIEDMAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION Alan E. Friedman GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Christopher Chorba, Douglas M. Fuchs, Kevin S. Rosen, Steven E. Sletten GIRARDI KEESE Thomas V. Girardi GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Michael L. Cypers, Patricia L. Glaser, Adam Pines, Sean Riley GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Calvin E. Davis GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER Bonnie E. Eskenazi, Harvey R. Friedman, Norman H. Levine GREENBERG GROSS Alan A. Greenberg GREENBERG TRAURIG Frank E. Merideth, Jr., Jeff E. Scott GREENSPOON MARDER James H. Turken GUMPORT LAW FIRM Leonard L. Gumport Biotechnology and Life HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Sciences Practice Robert Hess ARNOLD & PORTER HOGAN LOVELLS US Pamela J. Yates Paul B. Salvaty MORRISON & FOERSTER HOWARD RUBINROIT Kenneth E. Kohler Howard Joel Rubinroit NIXON PEABODY HUESTON HENNIGAN Seth D. Levy Brian J. Hennigan, Moez M. Kaba PERKINS COIE IRELL & MANELLA Michael J. Wise Richard M. Birnholz, Morgan Chu, PROSKAUER ROSE Daniel P. Lefler, Steven A. Marenberg, Siegmund Gutman Bruce A. Wessel JAMS Civil Rights Law Robert A. Meyer JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL GREENE BROILLET & WHEELER Robert E. Mangels Browne R. Greene JONES DAY page 36 Daniel J. McLoon K&L GATES SCHONBRUN SEPLOW HARRIS & Daniel J. Stephenson HOFFMAN KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Paul L. Hoffman Michael M. Gless, Samuel A. Keesal, Jr. Closely Held KENDALL BRILL & KELLY Companies and Family Robert L. Corbin, Bert H. Deixler, Businesses Law Richard B. Kendall, Janet I. Levine GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & & MACHTINGER ALDISERT Bruce D. Andelson Dale F. Kinsella, Michael J. Kump, JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL Suann C. MacIsaac, Nicholas Soltman, Timothy Lappen Howard L. Weitzman ROLAND M. ATTENBOROUGH KIRKLAND & ELLIS Roland M. Attenborough Jeffrey S. Davidson, Mark C. Holscher KLEE, TUCHIN, BOGDANOFF & STERN Commercial Finance Law David M. Stern MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LANDAU GOTTFRIED & BERGER Lessing E. Gold Jennifer Altfeld Landau LARSON O’BRIEN Commercial Litigation Stephen G. Larson, Robert C. O’Brien BAKER & HOSTETLER LATHAM & WATKINS Robert A. Julian Thomas J. Nolan BARON & BUDD LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Roland K. Tellis Craig E. Holden BIRD, MARELLA, BOXER, WOLPERT, LOEB & LOEB NESSIM, DROOKS, LINCENBERG Karl E. Block, Andrew S. Clare & RHOW MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Terry W. Bird, Paul S. Chan, Mark T. Craig J. de Recat, Robert H. Platt, Brad Drooks, Ronald J. Nessim, Thomas V. W. Seiling Reichert, Dorothy Wolpert MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY BLANK ROME Gordon A. Greenberg Frank M. Kaplan MCKOOL SMITH BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Kirk D. Dillman, J. Michael Hennigan, Susan Estrich Michael H. Swartz BROWN WEGNER MICHELMAN & ROBINSON William E. Wegner Sanford L. Michelman BRUTZKUS GUBNER ROZANSKY SEROR MOORE RUDDELL WEBER Bonita D. Moore Nicholas A. Rozansky MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS BUCHALTER Seth M. Gerber Terese A. Mosher Beluris MORRISON & FOERSTER BURRIS, SCHOENBERG & WALDEN Seth M. Hufstedler E. Randol Schoenberg MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON CARLSON & MESSER Brad D. Brian, Michael R. Doyen, June D. Coleman Glenn D. Pomerantz, John W. Spiegel, CARLTON FIELDS Gregory P. Stone, Jeffrey I. Weinberger Mark A. Neubauer

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he family of personal injury litigators at Easton & Easton, LLP enjoys a challenge. Even when the odds seem insurmountable, the firm continually demonstrates that their knowledge of the law, family synergy, and stamina for years-long litigation is a combination for success in the competitive Southern California landscape. “We have a combined level of experience in the courtroom that many other small or boutique law firms do not have,” says founding partner Doug Easton. Doug began the firm more than 30 years ago and it has grown to seven attorneys, including his sons Brian, Matt, and Travis (who are all now partners). “Our 100 years combined litigation experience is a major advantage and the reason we can win important cases against some of the Goliaths out there.” This was exemplified earlier this year when the firm secured $20 million in a confidential premises liability settlement on behalf of a critically injured client. The firm spent three years litigating against the property owners, who vehemently fought the lawsuit. “After spending millions trying to defend the case, filing countless motions to dismiss, and taking more than 20 depositions,” Brian Easton says, “the defendants recognized shortly before trial that we were likely to prevail, and they requested a mediation.” Matt Easton adds, “In addition to the $20 million in damages for our client, we were adamant that the defendants agree to make substantial remedial modifications to their property as one of the settlement terms to ensure that an incident like this could never happen again.” In this way, the Eastons see much of their work as not just rectifying the wrongs committed against their clients but also helping to make the world a safer place for everyone. As the f irm continues to ma ke important strides in all areas of personal injury accident matters, they are often hired to succeed where others could not. Matt and Travis Easton were recently retained by a woman whose neck and back were severely injured in an automobile collision. After she experienced a rare complication due to an epidural injection, she required several intricate surgeries to repair the condition and resolve her pain. The client’s prior attorney focused his efforts on pursuing a misguided medical malpractice claim against the doctors that were trying to help her (which was ultimately dismissed by the court) and offered to settle her case against the auto defendant for $25,000. Fortunately, the offer was not accepted by the defendant’s insurance carrier and the client eventually dismissed her first lawyer after more than two years of dithering. In less than six months later after hiring the Eastons, they were able to obtain $1.25 million for the client’s injuries and treatment from the auto defendant’s insurance carrier—50 times what the first lawyer had offered to accept from the same defendant. “This case was a pretty stark reminder of t h e i m p or t a n c e of q u a l it y l e ga l

Matthew D. Easton, W. Douglas Easton, Travis R. Easton, Brian W. Easton

NO CHALLENGE TOO BIG Following its most successful year to date, Easton & Easton continues its streak of notable victories for California’s injured By Justin Smulison represent at ion ,” notes M at t Ea ston. “Thankfully, the insurance company didn’t accept the prior attorney’s ridiculous offer, and we were able to come in and get this poor woman the justice she deserved so she could start putting her life back together.” Easton & Easton also stands out among Southern California’s plaintiff’s firms in its understanding of how injury law intersects with the emergence of new industries and enterprises, such as the increasing number of vape explosion and ridesharing accident cases. Earlier this year, the Eastons were brought in to assist another law firm struggling to make headway against a major ridesharing company in a potential underinsured motorist (UIM) claim on behalf of the rideshare driver. He had suffered life-threatening injuries and incurred $200,000 in medical bills, but the rideshare company contended that there was no UIM coverage because he was not engaged in carrying a passenger at the time of the accident.

Once Easton & Easton was hired, they gathered evidence to prove that the client was on his way to pick up a passenger at the time of the collision, even though the rideshare service’s internal data disagreed. With this evidence, they were able to trigger $1 million in underinsured motorist coverage for the rideshare driver, which was tendered in full shortly thereafter. “We turned a terrible $15,000 third-party settlement into a terrific million-dollar settlement in a case that wouldn’t have existed five years ago,” notes Brian Easton. “Injury law continues to evolve, and our firm is nimble enough to evolve with it. We learn something from every case and take that with us as a group moving forward.” Doug Easton adds, “As a family of litigators, we are great at combining our collective knowledge and experience to build a special synergy for our clients, even in emerging and complex areas of personal injury law.” Their results this year stand as compelling proof. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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2020 RECOGNITIONS

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Peter H. Mason O’MELVENY & MYERS Seth Aronson, Daniel M. Petrocelli ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Marshall B. Grossman PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES Andrew W. Caine, Richard M. Pachulski, Dean A. Ziehl PAUL HASTINGS Thomas A. Zaccaro PEPPER HAMILTON Alan J. Kessel, Pamela S. Palmer PERKINS COIE David T. Biderman, Charles H. Samel PIERCE BAINBRIDGE BECK PRICE & HECHT Thomas D. Warren PROSKAUER ROSE Scott P. Cooper, Michael A. Firestein, Bart H. Williams QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN James R. Asperger, John B. Quinn, A. William Urquhart REED SMITH Douglas C. Rawles RICHARD R. MAINLAND Richard R. Mainland ROBINS KAPLAN Roman M. Silberfeld SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Joseph F. Coyne, Jr., James E. Curry, Sascha Henry, Fred R. Puglisi SIDLEY AUSTIN Douglas A. Axel, Lisa Gilford, Chad S. Hummel, Jodi E. Lopez, Debra E. Pole SPILLANE LAW GROUP Jay M. Spillane STOLPMAN LAW GROUP Thomas G. Stolpman STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Julia B. Strickland STUBBS ALDERTON & MARKILES Michael A. Sherman SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Robert A. Sacks, Michael H. Steinberg SUSMAN GODFREY Marc M. Seltzer THE COOK LAW FIRM Philip E. Cook THE QUISENBERRY LAW FIRM John N. Quisenberry TROYGOULD Peter S. Selvin VENABLE Michael J. O’Connor, Alex M. Weingarten WHITE & CASE Bryan Merryman WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER David S. Eisen, Patrick M. Kelly WINSTON & STRAWN David L. Aronoff WRIGHT KIM DOUGLAS Lauriann C. Wright

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Nathan J. Hochman MORRISON & FOERSTER Dan E. Marmalefsky MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Brad D. Brian, Luis Li, Ronald L. Olson NIXON PEABODY Jason P. Gonzalez PAUL HASTINGS Thomas A. Zaccaro PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Aaron S. Dyer Criminal Defense: PROSKAUER ROSE White-Collar Bart H. Williams ANDRUES/PODBERESKY QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & Mary Carter Andrues, Richard G. SULLIVAN Hirsch, Michael D. Nasatir, Vicki I. Christopher Tayback Podberesky REED SMITH ARENT FOX James L. Sanders Terree A. Bowers SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & BIRD, MARELLA, BOXER, WOLPERT, HAMPTON NESSIM, DROOKS, LINCENBERG Bryan D. Daly, Charles L. Kreindler & RHOW SIDLEY AUSTIN Terry W. Bird, Thomas R. Freeman, Douglas A. Axel, Ellyce R. Cooper Benjamin N. Gluck, Gary S. Lincenberg, Vincent J. Marella, Jeremy SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM D. Matz, Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer, Matthew E. Sloan Ronald J. Nessim SPERTUS, LANDES & UMHOFER BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER James W. Spertus, Matthew D. Christopher G. Caldwell, David K. Umhofer Willingham STANLEY I. GREENBERG BRAUN & BRAUN Stanley I. Greenberg Harland W. Braun TARLOW & BERK BROWNE GEORGE ROSS Barry Tarlow Thomas P. O’Brien VEDDER PRICE COVINGTON & BURLING Anthony Pacheco Carolyn June Kubota, Aaron M. Lewis, Dan Shallman ZWEIBACK, FISET & COLEMAN C. Michael Zweiback DLA PIPER Joel M. Athey Derivatives and DONALD M. RE Donald M. Re Futures Law DURIE TANGRI PAUL HASTINGS Michael J. Proctor William F. Sullivan FOLEY & LARDNER Jaime B. Guerrero, Pamela L. Johnston Elder Law GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER COX LAW GROUP Michael M. Farhang, Douglas M. Consumer Law Cynthia R. Pollock Fuchs, Marcellus A. McRae, Maurice GIRARDI KEESE M. Suh, Debra Wong Yang Eminent Domain and Thomas V. Girardi GREENBERG GROSS Condemnation Law Wayne R. Gross Consumer Protection Law CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW HOLLAND & KNIGHT GROUP LAW OFFICE OF ALEXIS DJIVRE Vincent Farhat Arthur J. Hazarabedian Alexis B. Djivre HUANG YBARRA GELBERG & MAY HILL, FARRER & BURRILL Grant B. Gelberg Kevin H. Brogan Corporate Governance HUESTON HENNIGAN and Compliance Law MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Brian J. Hennigan Michael M. Berger, Edward G. Burg, LATHAM & WATKINS George M. Soneff JAN LAWRENCE HANDZLIK Paul D. Tosetti (G) Jan Lawrence Handzlik MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS PETERSON LAW GROUP Criminal Defense: JONES DAY John L. Filippone (G) Brian Hershman, Brian A. Sun John S. Peterson General Practice MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON page 35 KAPLAN MARINO ANDRUES/PODBERESKY Brad D. Brian (C, G) Nina Marino Richard G. Hirsch, Michael D. Nasatir, SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER Vicki I. Podberesky KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES & FLOM Employee Benefits Daniel A. Saunders DONALD M. RE Brian J. McCarthy (C, G) (ERISA) Law Donald M. Re KENDALL BRILL & KELLY STEVEN K. HAZEN AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Robert L. Corbin, Janet I. Levine, EISNER GORIN Steven K. Hazen (G) Robin M. Schachter Jeffrey H. Rutherford Dmitry Gorin SULLIVAN & CROMWELL BRUCKER & MORRA KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & JOHN YZURDIAGA Commercial Transactions Stanley F. Farrar (G) Alex M. Brucker ALDISERT John Yzurdiaga / UCC Law WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN Shawn Holley, Howard L. Weitzman DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH KENDALL BRILL & KELLY & DICKER Bruce L. Ashton, Jeremy M. Pelphrey, EARLY SULLIVAN WRIGHT GIZER & KIRKLAND & ELLIS Janet I. Levine William Tolin Gay (C, G) C. Frederick Reish MCRAE Mark C. Holscher KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & Bryan M. Sullivan FOX ROTHSCHILD LARSON O’BRIEN ALDISERT Corporate Law Mark H. Hess PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES Stephen G. Larson Shawn Holley, Howard L. Weitzman AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD James E. Mahoney, Daryl G. Parker GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LATHAM & WATKINS LAW OFFICE OF BRADLEY W. BRUNON C.N. Franklin Reddick III Sean C. Feller Manuel A. Abascal, Thomas J. Nolan, Bradley W. Brunon Communications Law ARNOLD & PORTER LITTLER MENDELSON LAW OFFICES OF ALVIN S. MICHAELSON David J. Schindler James R. Walther Mark J. Grushkin JUDITH A. ENDEJAN LAW OFFICE OF BRADLEY W. BRUNON Alvin S. Michaelson Judith A. Endejan BARNES & THORNBURG Bradley W. Brunon MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS LAW OFFICES OF JOEL R. ISSACSON Mary J. Garnett MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LAW OFFICES OF ALVIN S. MICHAELSON Donald W. Meaders Joel R. Isaacson Henry Weissmann BLANK ROME Alvin S. Michaelson MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LAW OFFICES OF VICTOR SHERMAN Robert L. Kahan, Jeffrey R. Richter Robert J. Lowe, Jean P. Nogues LAW OFFICES OF EVAN A. JENNESS Victor Sherman Construction Law COOLEY Evan A. Jenness MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LEVINE, FLIER AND FLIER C. Thomas Hopkins ALSTON & BIRD LAW OFFICES OF STANLEY L. FRIEDMAN Michelle McCarthy Leonard B. Levine John D. Hanover, Joseph S. Sestay DUANE MORRIS Stanley L. Friedman MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON MARCIA A. MORRISSEY Robert W. Kadlec Robert K. Johnson BERGMAN DACEY GOLDSMITH LIGHTFOOT STEINGARD & SADOWSKY Marcia A. Morrissey John P. Dacey FOLEY & LARDNER Richard M. Steingard PAUL HASTINGS MATTHEW LOMBARD LAW OFFICE Richard W. Lasater II Stephen H. Harris CHAPMAN, GLUCKSMAN, DEAN, ROEB MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Matthew Lombard & BARGER GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER John F. Libby PROSKAUER ROSE MESEREAU LAW GROUP Glenn T. Barger, Richard H. Glucksman J. Keith Biancamano, Jonathan K. Colleen M. Hart MATTHEW LOMBARD LAW OFFICE Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr. Layne, Kevin S. Masuda CLARK HILL Matthew Lombard ROLAND G. SIMPSON James C. Earle GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Roland G. Simpson MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Aaron S. Dyer & MACHTINGER DEMLER, ARMSTRONG & ROWLAND Gordon A. Greenberg, Russell Hayman SEYFARTH SHAW Bruce D. Andelson SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & Bjorn C. Green Nicholas J. Waddles, Mitchel D. MESEREAU LAW GROUP HAMPTON IRELL & MANELLA Whitehead Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr. Bryan D. Daly Louis M. Castruccio, Joan L. Lesser, SHELLY YOUREE, ATTORNEY AT LAW Ashok W. Mukhey, Richard C. Wirthlin Shelly A. Youree

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GIBBS GIDEN LOCHER TURNER SENET & WITTBRODT Barbara R. Gadbois, William D. Locher, Victor F. Luke, Theodore L. Senet, Glenn E. Turner III GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Steven E. Sletten GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Peter M. Weil HOLLAND & KNIGHT Alan J. Watson JONES DAY Daniel D. McMillan K&L GATES Timothy L. Pierce KAMINE LAW Bernard S. Kamine, Marcia Haber Kamine KEVIN COLLINS Kevin S. Collins LAW OFFICES OF TIMOTHY M. TRUAX Timothy M. Truax MONTELEONE & MCCRORY Patrick J. Duffy III, Jeffrey S. Hurst, William J. Ingalsbe, Michael F. Minchella PARKER MILLIKEN CLARK O’HARA & SAMUELIAN Brenton F. Goodrich PECKAR & ABRAMSON Alex R. Baghdassarian PEPPER HAMILTON Ted R. Gropman, Marion T. Hack PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Robert B. Thum RAISIN & KAVCIOGLU Armenak Kavcioglu ROBINS KAPLAN David C. Veis SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Harold E. Hamersmith, Candace Matson SMTD LAW Marilyn Klinger

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

JUZWIAK & LEE PARTNERS Peter M. Juzwiak KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Robert J. Stemler KIRKLAND & ELLIS Michael A. Woronoff LAMB AND KAWAKAMI Andrew J. Demetriou LATHAM & WATKINS Steven B. Stokdyk, Paul D. Tosetti LOEB & LOEB Kenneth R. Benbassat, Allen Z. Sussman MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Gordon M. Bava, Blase P. Dillingham, Lisa Specht MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Mark J. Mihanovic MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS John F. Hartigan NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Tim C. Bruinsma ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Marshall B. Grossman PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES David J. Barton PAUL HASTINGS John F. Hilson REED SMITH Moshe J. Kupietzky RICHARD A. SHORTZ Richard A. Shortz RL FEIN Ronald L. Fein SEYFARTH SHAW Ofer Lion SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Lawrence M. Braun, David H. Sands SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Jeffrey H. Cohen, David C. Eisman, Michelle Gasaway, Brian J. McCarthy STEVEN K. HAZEN Steven K. Hazen STUBBS ALDERTON & MARKILES Scott Alderton SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Stanley F. Farrar, Alison S. Ressler THE LAW OFFICE OF ADAM SCHORR Adam W. Schorr THOMPSON COBURN Brad S. Markoff WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER William Tolin Gay WINSTON & STRAWN Eva Davis

SIDLEY AUSTIN Douglas A. Axel SPERTUS, LANDES & UMHOFER Matthew D. Umhofer STANLEY I. GREENBERG Stanley I. Greenberg TARLOW & BERK Blair B. Berk, Barry Tarlow WERKSMAN JACKSON HATHAWAY & QUINN Mark J. Werksman

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Martin J. Smith

Energy Law

ALSTON & BIRD David S. MacCuish GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Terry D. Avchen, Gregory R. McClintock JERRY R. BLOOM Jerry R. Bloom LATHAM & WATKINS Charles C. Read MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Craig A. Moyer MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON John W. Spiegel, Henry Weissmann

Entertainment Law

ADR SERVICES Gail Migdal Title (F) AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD P. John Burke (F), Marissa Román Griffith (F) DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Kelli L. Sager (F), Alonzo Wickers IV (F), Robert A. Wyman (F) DEL, SHAW, MOONVES, TANAKA, FINKELSTEIN & LEZCANO Ernest Del (F), Jonathan D. Moonves (F), Nina L. Shaw (F) DONALDSON + CALLIF Michael C. Donaldson (F) EARLY SULLIVAN WRIGHT GIZER & MCRAE Eric Early (F, M), Sophia S. Lau (M), Stephen Y. Ma (M), Devin A. McRae (F), Christopher I. Ritter (F), Bryan M. Sullivan (M) EISNER Michael Eisner (F), Jeremiah T. Reynolds (F), Richard R. Ross (F), Owen J. Sloane (M), Andrew G. Tavel (M) ERIC WEISSMAN Eric Weissmann (F) FOX ROTHSCHILD David Aronoff (F), Darrell D. Miller (F) FRANKFURT KURNIT KLEIN & SELZ Andrew Hurwitz (F), Joseph R. Taylor (F) GANG TYRE RAMER BROWN & PASSMAN Donald S. Passman (M), Bruce M. Ramer (F) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Scott A. Edelman (F) GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Patricia L. Glaser (F), Barbara M. Rubin (F) GOODMAN SCHENKMAN & BRECHEEN Jacob A. Bloom (F), Carlos K. Goodman (F), Richard D. Thompson (F) GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER Bonnie E. Eskenazi (F), Bertram Fields (F), Schuyler M. Moore (F) GREENBERG TRAURIG Daniel H. Black (F), Vincent H. Chieffo (F, M), Jay L. Cooper (F, M), Steven M. Katleman (F), Gary S. Stiffelman (F) HANSEN, JACOBSON, TELLER, HOBERMAN, NEWMAN, WARREN, RICHMAN, RUSH, KALLER & GELLMAN Thomas M. Hansen (F, M), Craig A. Jacobson (F), Jeanne Newman (F), Ken Richman (F), Steve Warren (F) HENRY JAMES TASHMAN Henry J. Tashman (F) HIRSCH WALLERSTEIN HAYUM MATLOF + FISHMAN Barry L. Hirsch (F, M) HOLMES WEINBERG Hillary Bibicoff (F) IRELL & MANELLA Steven A. Marenberg (F) JACKOWAY TYERMAN WERTHEIMER AUSTEN MANDELBAUM MORRIS & KLEIN James R. Jackoway (F), Barry W. Tyerman (F) KATTEN Susan A. Grode (F), David Halberstadter (F), Michael S. Hobel (F), Zia F. Modabber (M), Joel R. Weiner (F) KENDALL BRILL & KELLY Bert H. Deixler (F, M), Richard B. Kendall (F)

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A COHESIVE TEAM

By combining expertise in personal injury and workers’ compensation, Bentley & More LLP provides powerful advocacy on behalf of the injured. By Sean Stonefield

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reg Bentley and Keith More first met through their local bar organization, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, where they quickly bonded over their shared passion for advocating on behalf of the injured. Both are leaders in their field—Bentley is past president of the Consumer Attorneys of California and More is past president of OCTLA—and they decided to join forces. Just three years later, their firm, Bentley & More LLP, has become one of the region’s premier law firms for product liability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury law. “By combining our practices, we have created a diverse firm that is committed to helping clients secure compensation for the harm they’ve suffered,” Bentley says. “We started the firm in 2016 with seven lawyers, and in the time since then, we’ve doubled in size, growing to a team of 15 energetic, skilled trial lawyers, who take seriously the responsibility of representing clients in catastrophic injury cases.” At the firm, Bentley focuses his practice on personal injury, product liability, and insurance bad-faith matters, while More mainly handles workers’ compensation cases. The combination of this expertise has proved vital to the firm’s success, as the firm’s attorneys can tackle the full range of issues associated with injury claims—from thirdparty liability components of workers’ compensation cases

to workers’ compensation aspects of personal injury cases. “Rather than have two separate firms handle a workers’ compensation matter and a third-party liability case—with potentially conflicting interests—we’re able to handle both in-house,” More notes. “We work together as a cohesive team to get the best result for the individual and his or her family.” The outcome of this collaboration has been a steady track record of notable results, including several sevenand eight-figure recoveries. The firm also recently moved into a new open-space office in Newport Beach, where, as part of its Side Bar initiative, it frequently hosts community fundraisers, board meetings, bar organization events, and continuing legal education training for young lawyers. In addition, More has served as an auctioneer for Orange County Women Lawyers Association and the Constitutional Rights Foundation fundraising events, and he frequently raises money for the selected charities of OCTLA. “We take the time to give back,” More says. “After 30 years of practice for both Greg and I, we’re still active about giving back to the community by not only helping our clients but also younger attorneys and those who are less fortunate.”

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KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & ALDISERT Shawn Holley (F), Lawrence Y. Iser (F, M, T), Dale F. Kinsella (F, M), Gregory Korn (F), Michael J. Kump (F), Kristen Spanier (F), Howard L. Weitzman (F, M) KLEINBERG LANGE CUDDY & CARLO Candace Carlo (F), Christine S. Cuddy (F, M), Kenneth A. Kleinberg (F, M), Marko Kuo (F), Robert M. Lange (F, M), Jill L. Smith (F) LATHAM & WATKINS Joseph Calabrese (F), Kenneth T. Deutsch (F), Glen G. Mastroberte (F) LAVELY & SINGER Martin D. Singer (F), Michael Weinsten (F) LAW OFFICES OF DAVID A. HELFANT David A. Helfant (F, M) LAW OFFICES OF GORDON P. FIREMARK Gordon P. Firemark (T) LESLIE B. ABELL Leslie B. Abell (F) LICHTER GROSSMAN NICHOLS ADLER FELDMAN & CLARK Michael Adler (F), Stephen Clark (F), James Feldman (F), Peter C. Grossman (F), David Jelenko (F), Linda Beth Lichter (F), Melissa Rogal (F), Jonathan Shikora (F) LOEB & LOEB Ivy Kagan Bierman (F), Scott Edel (F), John T. Frankenheimer (M), Kenneth L. Kraus (M), Barry E. Mallen (F, M) MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Charles J. Biederman (F, M), Jordan Bromley (M), Lindsay A. Conner (F), Gary L. Gilbert (F, M), L. Lee Phillips (M), Sophia K. Yen (F) MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP Alan M. Brunswick (F), William L. Cole (F), Russell J. Frackman (F, M) MURPHY ROSEN Edward A. Klein (M) MYMAN GREENSPAN FOX ROSENBERG MOBASSER YOUNG & LIGHT Eric Ross Greenspan (M), Robert M. Myman (F) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Marshall B. Grossman (F) PAUL HASTINGS Craig A. Emanuel (F), Mickey A. Mayerson (F), Susan Zuckerman Williams (F) PLONSKER LAW Michael J. Plonsker (F) PROSKAUER ROSE Sandra A. Crawshaw-Sparks (M) PRYOR CASHMAN Michael L. Novicoff (F), Karen M. Robson (F) QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Robert M. Schwartz (F) RAINES FELDMAN Miles J. Feldman (F) RICHARD I. LEHER Richard I. Leher (F, M) ROBINS KAPLAN Marcia J. Harris (F) ROSENFELD, MEYER & SUSMAN Jeffrey L. Nagin (F) RUSS AUGUST & KABAT Stanton L. Stein (F, M) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Shaun C. Clark (F), Robert A. Darwell (F), Sidney S. Fohrman (F, M), Martin D. Katz (F), Thomas Glen Leo (F), Linda Giunta Michaelson (F) SIDLEY AUSTIN Matthew C. Thompson (F) SIGNATURE RESOLUTION Bruce A. Isaacs (F) THE POINT MEDIA Aviva M. Bergman (F), Harold Brook (F), Richard Marks (F) VENABLE David E. Fink (F) YOUNGBLOOD GROUP Juliette Youngblood (F) ZIFFREN BRITTENHAM John G. Branca (F, M), Harry M. Brittenham (F, M), Melanie K. Cook (F), Samuel N. Fischer (F), Clifford W. Gilbert-Lurie (F), Matthew M. Johnson (F), Wendy M. Kirk (F, M), David Lande (M), David Nochimson (F, M), Bryan L. Wolf (F), Kenneth Ziffren (F, M)

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ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS John J. Allen ALSTON & BIRD Paul J. Beard II, Ward L. Benshoof, Nicki Carlsen, Maureen F. Gorsen BEST BEST & KRIEGER Eric L. Garner, John H. Holloway BIRD, MARELLA, BOXER, WOLPERT, NESSIM, DROOKS, LINCENBERG & RHOW Dorothy Wolpert BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Michael R. Leslie CERMAK & INGLIN John F. Cermak, Jr. COX, CASTLE & NICHOLSON Preston W. Brooks COZEN O’CONNOR Donald C. Nanney DOLL AMIR & ELEY Brett H. Oberst EARLY SULLIVAN WRIGHT GIZER & MCRAE David A. Giannotti GENE A. LUCERO Gene A. Lucero GIRARDI KEESE Thomas V. Girardi GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Terry D. Avchen, Gregory R. McClintock GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER David E. Cranston, Peter A. Nyquist KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Elizabeth P. Beazley KING & SPALDING Peter Hsiao LATHAM & WATKINS James Arnone, Robert A. Wyman, Jr. MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Craig J. de Recat, Peter Duchesneau, Craig A. Moyer MEYERS NAVE Shiraz Tangri MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS James J. Dragna, Deanne L. Miller, Rick R. Rothman, David L. Schrader NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Jeffrey Brian Margulies, Elizabeth M. Weaver O’MELVENY & MYERS Martin J. McTigue PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Chris M. Amantea, Mark E. Elliott, Thomas L. Van Wyngarden SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Jeffrey J. Parker, Randolph C. Visser SIDLEY AUSTIN Debra E. Pole, Judith M. Praitis

Equipment Finance Law PROSKAUER ROSE Steven O. Weise WHITE & CASE Richard K. Smith, Jr.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT Allison Martin Rhodes KARPMAN & ASSOCIATES Diane L. Karpman

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BERGMAN LAW GROUP Daniel A. Bergman BLANK ROME Glenn S. Buzard, Stacy D. Phillips BROT GROSS FISHBEIN Ronald F. Brot CUNEO & HOOVER J. Nicholas Cuneo DECAROLIS FAMILY LAW GROUP Patrick DeCarolis, Jr. DLA PIPER Scott K. Robinson ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN GARTSIDE Thomas Paine Dunlap, Anne C. Kiley FEINBERG, MINDEL, BRANDT & KLEIN Ronald W. Anteau, Robert C. Brandt, Wallace S. Fingerett, Steven A. Mindel FOX ROTHSCHILD Scott N. Weston

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Relations Practice LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT M. HERTZBERG Robert M. Hertzberg MAYER BROWN Philip R. Recht

Immigration Law

CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Peter A. Schey FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN & Family Law Arbitration LOEWY Health Care Law Michael Boshnaick ENENSTEIN PHAM & GLASS ARENT FOX Ruth Lynn Estep LAW OFFICES OF CARL SHUSTERMAN Sarah G. Benator, Lowell C. Brown, Carl Shusterman Thomas E. Jeffry, Jr. Family Law Mediation LAW OFFICES OF HENRY A. POSADA BAKER & HOSTETLER Henry Posada DLA PIPER Mark Anthony Kadzielski Scott K. Robinson LOKE WALSH IMMIGRATION LAW BIRD, MARELLA, BOXER, WOLPERT, Tien-Li Loke Walsh ENENSTEIN PHAM & GLASS NESSIM, DROOKS, LINCENBERG David J. Glass LUCAS & BARBA & RHOW Cynthia Lucas GARFIELD AND TEPPER Benjamin N. Gluck, Nicole Rodriguez Franklin R. Garfield Van Dyk MARK IVENER, A LAW CORPORATION Mark A. Ivener LAW AND MEDIATION OFFICE OF HEIDI BUCHALTER S. TUFFIAS Andrew H. Selesnick MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP Heidi S. Tuffias Frida P. Glucoft, Howard D. Shapiro CROWELL & MORING LAW AND MEDIATION OFFICES OF JOAN Kevin B. Kroeker NIEBLAS LAW PATSY OSTROY Victor D. Nieblas DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Joan Patsy Ostroy Dennis S. Diaz, Kathleen H. Drummy, SEYFARTH SHAW MICHELLE KATZ Richard D. Ellingsen, Jordan B. Keville, Angelo A. Paparelli Michelle Katz Terri D. Keville SOSTRIN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS RONALD A. ROSENFELD DENTONS U.S. Alexander Dgebuadze, Rita Sostrin Ronald A. Rosenfeld Samuel R. Maizel STONE GRZEGOREK & GONZALEZ WENDY FORRESTER MEDIATION FENTON LAW GROUP Josie Gonzalez, Lincoln Stone CENTER Benjamin J. Fenton, Henry R. Fenton, TASOFF & TASOFF Wendy Forrester Nicholas D. Jurkowitz, Beth Kase, Richard J. Tasoff, Ronald J. Tasoff Alexander Kirkpatrick THE MILLER LAW OFFICES First Amendment Law FOLEY & LARDNER Charles M. Miller, Terri Senesac Miller Richard F. Seiden, Diane Ung AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD WOLFSDORF ROSENTHAL Rex S. Heinke GARNER HEALTH LAW CORPORATION Avi Friedman, David R. Fullmer, Cliff Craig B. Garner Rosenthal, Bernard P. Wolfsdorf

Information Technology Law

ARNOLD & PORTER Ronald L. Johnston BRIAN PASS LAW Brian J. Pass CLARK B. SIEGEL Clark B. Siegel GREENBERG TRAURIG Ian C. Ballon IRELL & MANELLA Morgan Chu, David O. Nimmer

Insurance Law

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LATHAM & WATKINS Thomas J. Nolan (IP*), Robert Steinberg (P, P*, T) LAW OFFICES OF DONALD L. ZACHARY Donald L. Zachary (IP*) LEECH TISHMAN FUSCALDO & LAMPL Danton K. Mak (P*) LEOPOLD, PETRICH & SMITH Louis P. Petrich (IP*) LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER CHRISTIE John Carson (T), Art Hasan (IP*) LOEB & LOEB David W. Grace (IP*) LOVITZ IP LAW Michael L. Lovitz (T) MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS John M. Gatti (IP*) MARK ALAN FLAGEL Mark A. Flagel (IP*, P*) MCKOOL SMITH Roderick G. Dorman (IP*, P*) MILLER BARONDESS Alexander Frid (IP*) SILBERBERG & KNUPP Intellectual Property Law MITCHELL Russell J. Frackman (IP*) AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Kevin G. McBride (P*) Glenn D. Pomerantz (C), Gregory P. ARNOLD & PORTER Stone (P*) Ronald L. Johnston (P*), Rhonda R. NIXON PEABODY Trotter (T) Staci Jennifer Riordan (IP*) BARNES & THORNBURG NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Stephen R. Mick (IP*) David Heskel Ben-Meir (P*) BRIGGS LAW O’MELVENY & MYERS Jeffrey C. Briggs (IP*) Mark A. Samuels (IP*, P, P*) BROOKS KUSHMAN PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES David A. Randall (IP*) Elissa A. Wagner (IP*) BRUTZKUS GUBNER ROZANSKY SEROR PERKINS COIE WEBER Ken H. Ohriner (P), Michael J. Wise Ronald P. Abrams (IP*), Deborah E. (IP*) Greaves (IP*), Jeffrey A. Kobulnick PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN (IP*, T), Joseph M. Rothberg (IP*) Evan Finkel (IP*) CARLTON FIELDS PROSKAUER ROSE Mark A. Neubauer (IP*) Sandra A. Crawshaw-Sparks (IP*) COVINGTON & BURLING QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & Alan H. Blankenheimer (IP*) SULLIVAN DLA PIPER Harold A. Barza (IP*, P*), Tigran Douglas C. Emhoff (IP*) Guledjian (P*), Frederick A. Lorig DYKEMA GOSSETT (IP*, P, P*), Robert M. Schwartz (IP*), James S. Azadian (IP*) Bruce E. Van Dalsem (C) EARLY SULLIVAN WRIGHT GIZER & RIMON MCRAE Mark S. Lee (IP*) Sophia S. Lau (IP*), Devin A. McRae RUSS AUGUST & KABAT (IP*), Christopher I. Ritter (IP*) Larry C. Russ (P*) FINN IP LAW SEYFARTH SHAW Jeffrey A. Finn (P*) Kenneth L. Wilton (IP*) FOUNDATION LAW GROUP SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & J.D. Harriman (P) HAMPTON FOX ROTHSCHILD Laura M. Burson (IP*, P*), Bruce G. David Aronoff (IP*) Chapman (IP*, P*), Darren M. Franklin (P*), Seong H. Kim (IP*), Scott R. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Wayne M. Barsky (IP*, P*), Theodore J. Miller (P*), Jill M. Pietrini (C) Boutrous, Jr. (IP*) SIDLEY AUSTIN Samuel N. Tiu (IP*) GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO SOA LEGAL Lawrence M. Hadley (P*) Jeffrey M. Olson (IP*, P*) GREENBERG TRAURIG STRIS & MAHER Vincent H. Chieffo (IP*), Susan L. Justin M. Barnes (IP*, P*) Heller (T), Frank E. Merideth, Jr. (IP*), SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Jeff E. Scott (IP*) Robert A. Sacks (IP*) HOLMES WEINBERG VENABLE Steven M. Weinberg (IP*) David E. Fink (IP*) HUESTON HENNIGAN WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Robert N. Klieger (IP*) Edward G. Poplawski (IP*, P, P*) IRELL & MANELLA Richard M. Birnholz (P*), Morgan International Mergers Chu (IP*, P, P*, T), Gary N. Frischling (IP*, P*), David I. Gindler (IP*, P, P*), & Acquisitions LOEB & LOEB Benjamin W. Hattenbach (IP*, P*), Allen Z. Sussman Jonathan S. Kagan (P*), Steven A. Marenberg (IP*), David O. Nimmer (C, PROSKAUER ROSE IP*), Ellisen Shelton Turner (IP*), Jane Matthew S. O’Loughlin Shay Wald (C, IP*, P*, T) JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL International Trade Rod S. Berman (T) and Finance Law K&L GATES GOLBERT & ASSOCIATES Daniel J. Stephenson (IP*) Albert S. Golbert KENDALL BRILL & KELLY HOLLAND & KNIGHT Bert H. Deixler (IP*) Francis W. Costello KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & MUSICK PEELER ALDISERT Neal S. Millard Lawrence Y. Iser (IP*), Dale F. Kinsella (IP*), Michael J. Kump (IP*), Howard PETER A. GELLES L. Weitzman (IP*) Peter A. Gelles KIRKLAND & ELLIS page 35 Luke L. Dauchot (IP*, P*), Diana Torres (IP*) SULLIVAN & CROMWELL KNOBBE MARTENS Stanley F. Farrar Karen Vogel Weil (IP*, P*) ZUBER LAWLER & DEL DUCA KRUPKA LAW GROUP Patrick L. Del Duca Robert G. Krupka (IP*, P*)

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JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL Louise Ann Fernandez (EM, LE*) KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Samuel A. Keesal, Jr. (LE*), Terrance Ross (LE*) Labor and LAW OFFICE OF PAUL E. CROST Employment Law Paul Elliot Crost (EI, LE*) AKERMAN LAW OFFICES OF CATHE L. CARAWAYJeffrey S. Horton Thomas (LE*) HOWARD ALEXANDER KRAKOW + GLICK Catherine L. Caraway-Howard (EI) J. Bernard Alexander III (EI), Marvin E. LAW OFFICES OF GREGORY W. SMITH Krakow (LE*) Gregory W. Smith (EI) ALLRED, MAROKO & GOLDBERG LAW OFFICES OF JONAHAN J. DELSHAD Gloria Allred (EI), Nathan Goldberg Jonathan J. Delshad (EI) (EI, LE*), Dolores Y. Leal (EI), Michael Maroko (EI, LE*), Margery N. LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN W. BIDDLE Jonathan W. Biddle (EI) Somers (EI) LAW OFFICES OF MARYANN P. BAKER & HOSTETLER GALLAGHER Shareef Farag (LE*), Margaret Maryann P. Gallagher (LE*) Rosenthal (LM) LAW OFFICES OF SAMUEL J.WELLS BALLARD, ROSENBERG, Samuel J. Wells, Jr. (EI) GOLPER & SAVITT LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT R. AMES Scott R. Ames (EI, LE*) Kenneth R. Ballard (EM, LM), John B. Golper (EM, LE*, LM), LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN J. KAPLAN Steven J. Kaplan (LE*) Richard S. Rosenberg (EM, LE*, LM), Linda Miller Savitt (EM, LESTER G. OSTROV Lester G. Ostrov (EM, LM) LE*, LM) LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH page 30 John L. Barber (EM, LE*) BARNES & THORNBURG LEWITT HACKMAN SHAPIRO MARSHALL Kevin Rising (LE*), Scott J. Witlin (EM) & HARLAN Sue M. Bendavid (EM) BERGMAN DACEY GOLDSMITH Gregory M. Bergman (EM) LIDMAN LAW Scott M. Lidman (LE*) CAF LAW GROUP Carla J. Feldman (LE*, LM) LITTLER MENDELSON Rebecca M. Aragon (EM, LM), Robert CARLTON FIELDS S. Blumberg (LE*), Keith A. Jacoby Mark A. Neubauer (LE*) (LM), Diane L. Kimberlin (LM), Kevin CAROTHERS DISANTE & Lilly (EM, LM), Robert F. Millman (EM, FREUDENBERGER LM), Demery Ryan (LE*), Elizabeth Brent M. Giddens (LE*) Staggs Wilson (LE*), Helene J. CLARK HILL Wasserman (LE*) Rafael G. Nendel-Flores (EM) LOEB & LOEB COLLINSKIM Ivy Kagan Bierman (LM) Dawn T. Collins (LE*) LOVE CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & Richard A. Love (EI) PROPHETE MCNICHOLAS & MCNICHOLAS Kenneth D. Sulzer (EM, LE*) Courtney C. McNicholas (EI) DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE MICHAEL J. FABER John P. LeCrone (EM) Michael J. Faber (EI) DENNIS MOSS LAW MICHELMAN & ROBINSON Dennis F. Moss (EI) Dana A. Kravetz (LM) ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP GARTSIDE Anthony J. Amendola (EI, LM), Alan M. Rebecca L. Torrey (LE*) Brunswick (EM, LE*, LM), William L. EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN Cole (EM, LE*, LM), Larry C. Drapkin Jonathan M. Brenner (EM), James (EM, LM), Adam Levin (EM, LE*, LM), Goodman (LE*), David Jacobs (LE*) Emma Luevano (EM, LE*), Lawrence A. Michaels (EM, LE*, LM), Steven M. ESKRIDGE LAW Schneider (LE*, LM), Brett Thomas Gayle L. Eskridge (EI) (LE*), Mark A. Wasserman (LE*) FELDMAN BROWNE OLIVARES MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Gina Browne (LE*), Lee R. Feldman John S. Battenfeld (EM, LE*), Debra (EI), Alicia Olivares (EI) L. Fischer (LE*), Barbara A. Fitzgerald FORDHARRISON (LE*), Douglas R. Hart (LE*, LM), Jack P. Schaedel (LE*) Clifford D. Sethness (LM) GENIE HARRISON LAW FIRM MORRISON & FOERSTER Genie Harrison (EI, LE*) Janie F. Schulman (LE*) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Catherine A. Conway (EI, EM, LM), Katherine M. Forster (EM, LM), Alan Scott A. Kruse (EM) V. Friedman (EM, LE*, LM), Kathleen GILBERT & SACKMAN M. McDowell (EM), Terry E. Sanchez Joseph L. Paller, Jr. (LU), Jay Smith (EM, LE*, LM) (EI, LU) NANCY BORNN LAW GIRARDI KEESE Nancy Bornn (EI) Thomas V. Girardi (EI, LE*, LU) NIXON PEABODY GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN Michael R. Lindsay (LM) & SHAPIRO OFFICES OF TIMOTHY F. RYAN Patricia L. Glaser (LE*) Timothy F. Ryan (EM, LE*, LM) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK Stephen Ronk (LE*) & STEWART GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN Linda Claxton (LE*), Lyne A. & MACHTINGER Richardson (LE*, LM) Wendy E. Lane (LE*) O’MELVENY & MYERS GREENBERG TRAURIG Apalla U. Chopra (EM, LE*, LM), Mark D. Kemple (LE*) Robert Siegel (EM) HELMER FRIEDMAN PAGE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Andrew H. Friedman (EI), Gregory D. Christine Page (EM) Helmer (EI) PANISH SHEA & BOYLE HOLLAND & KNIGHT Brian Panish (LE*) Linda Auerbach Allderdice (EM, LM), PARKER MILLIKEN CLARK O’HARA & Thomas E. Hill (EM, LE*, LM) SAMUELIAN JACKSON LEWIS Karl A. Schmidt (LM) Mark R. Attwood (EM, LM), Mia Farber (EM, LE*), Joel P. Kelly (EM, LE*, LM), Frank M. Liberatore (LE*), Thomas G. Mackey (EM, LE*), Robert D. Vogel (EM, LE*) JAMS Deborah Crandall Saxe (EM, LE*) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER William J. Peters

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Land Use & Zoning Law

ABRAM ROY Michael J. Kiely ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS Fernando Villa ALSTON & BIRD Paul J. Beard II, Nicki Carlsen, Edward J. Casey COX, CASTLE & NICHOLSON Kenneth B. Bley, Andrew K. Fogg, Stanley W. Lamport COZEN O’CONNOR Richard H. Close GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Amy R. Forbes

GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Richard S. Volpert GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER Garrett L. Hanken GREENBERG TRAURIG Ellen Berkowitz HARDING LARMORE KUTCHER & KOZAL Christopher M. Harding JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL Benjamin M. Reznik LATHAM & WATKINS George J. Mihlsten, Lucinda Starrett MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Michael M. Berger, Edward G. Burg, Victor De la Cruz MEYERS NAVE Amrit S. Kulkarni NOSSAMAN Steven H. Kaufmann RICHARDS, WATSON & GERSHON Kevin G. Ennis, Laurence S. Wiener THE SOHAGI LAW GROUP Margaret Moore Sohagi

Leisure and Hospitality Law

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Timi Anyon Hallem

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law COOLEY Ray LaSoya WINSTON & STRAWN Eva Davis

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Douglas M. Fuchs GREENBERG GROSS Wayne R. Gross O’MELVENY & MYERS Seth Aronson

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Neal Ross Marder (D) ARIAS SANGUINETTI WANG & TORRIJOS Mike Arias (P) ENGSTROM, LIPSCOMB & LACK Walter J. Lack (P) GIRARDI KEESE Robert W. Finnerty (P), Thomas V. Girardi (P) KABATECK BROWN KELLNER Brian S. Kabateck (P) KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Samuel A. Keesal, Jr. (D), David D. Piper (D) MANNING GROSS + MASSENBURG David Davidson (D) NELSON & FRAENKEL Gretchen M. Nelson (P) O’MELVENY & MYERS Richard Goetz (D) PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES James I. Stang (P) PANISH SHEA & BOYLE Erika Contreras (P), Peter L. Kaufman (P), Brian Panish (P), Rahul Ravipudi (P), Paul A. Traina (P) PERKINS COIE David T. Biderman (D) REED SMITH Michael K. Brown (D) SIDLEY AUSTIN Debra E. Pole (D) STRANGE & BUTLER Brian R. Strange (P) TASCHNER LAW FIRM Dana B. Taschner (P) THE QUISENBERRY LAW FIRM John N. Quisenberry (P)

Media Law

ADR SERVICES Gail Migdal Title AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Rex S. Heinke BARNES & THORNBURG Stephen R. Mick

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CLYDE & CO James J.S. Holmes DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Kelli L. Sager, Alonzo Wickers IV, Rochelle L. Wilcox FOX ROTHSCHILD David Aronoff GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. GREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN & MACHTINGER Aaron J. Moss, Pierce H. O’Donnell GREENBERG TRAURIG Vincent H. Chieffo IRELL & MANELLA Bruce A. Wessel JASSY VICK CAROLAN Jean-Paul Jassy KENDALL BRILL & KELLY Laura W. Brill KINSELLA WEITZMAN ISER KUMP & ALDISERT Dale F. Kinsella MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Mark B. Helm, Steven M. Perry SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Craig P. Cardon, Kent R. Raygor SIDLEY AUSTIN Matthew C. Thompson VENABLE Lee S. Brenner

Medical Malpractice Law

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SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Brian J. McCarthy SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Stanley F. Farrar, Alison S. Ressler TROYGOULD Marc L. Brown WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER William Tolin Gay WINSTON & STRAWN Warren R. Loui

Municipal Law

RICHARDS, WATSON & GERSHON Terence R. Boga, Steven L. Dorsey, Michael Estrada, Robin D. Harris, Carol W. Lynch

Native American Law

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Timothy Q. Evans, Jerome L. Levine HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Theodore H. Latty MAYER BROWN Philip R. Recht RESCH POLSTER & BERGER Richard S. Friedman

Natural Resources Law

GLASER WEIL FINK HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO Gregory R. McClintock MAYER BROWN Michael F. Kerr, John Nadolenco

DOYLE LAW Conal Doyle (P)

ELLIS LAW CORPORATION Andrew Ellis (P) page 35 ENGSTROM, LIPSCOMB & LACK Walter J. Lack (P) FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR Jeffrey S. Behar (D), Timothy L. Walker (D) FORNOS LAW FIRM Mayra M. Fornos-Buch (P) GIRARDI KEESE Robert W. Finnerty (P), Thomas V. Girardi (P), Keith D. Griffin (P), David R. Lira (P) GORDON, EDELSTEIN, KREPACK, GRANT, FELTON & GOLDSTEIN Roger L. Gordon (P) GRASSINI & WRINKLE Lawrence P. Grassini (P), Roland G. Wrinkle (P)

GREENE BROILLET & WHEELER Bruce A. Broillet (P), Scott H. Carr (P), Browne R. Greene (P), Robert D. Jarchi (P), Ivan Puchalt (P), Mark Quigley (P), Christine D. Spagnoli (P), Alan L. Van Gelder (P), Geoffrey S. Wells (P), Timothy J. Wheeler (P) page 36

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MCNICHOLAS & MCNICHOLAS Courtney C. McNicholas (P), John P. McNicholas (P), Matthew S. McNicholas (P), Patrick McNicholas (P) MICHAEL J. BONESTEEL Michael J. Bonesteel (D) NELSON & FRAENKEL Stuart R. Fraenkel (P), Gretchen M. Nelson (P) OLAN LAW David R. Olan (P) PANISH SHEA & BOYLE Kevin R. Boyle (P), Ryan A. Casey (P), Deborah S. Chang (P), Daniel W. Dunbar (P), Robert Glassman (P), Peter L. Kaufman (P), Candice S. Klein (P), Spencer Lucas (P), Andrew Owen (P), Brian Panish (P), Peter J. Polos (P), Rahul Ravipudi (P), Lyssa A. Roberts (P), Thomas A. Schultz (P), Adam K. Shea (P)

POCRASS & DE LOS REYES James L. Pocrass (P) page 35 RAMEY LAW Christa Haggai Ramey (P) ROBIE & MATTHAI Edith R. Matthai (D) ROSE, KLEIN & MARIAS Barry I. Goldman (P) ROSEN SABA James R. Rosen (P), Ryan D. Saba (P) SD INJURY ATTORNEYS Steve Gnau (P) SIDLEY AUSTIN Debra E. Pole (D) STOLPMAN LAW GROUP Thomas G. Stolpman (D, P) STUART LAW FIRM Antony I. Stuart (P) TAYLOR & RING Robert R. Clayton (P), James W. Lewis (P), Louanne Masry (P), David M. Ring (P), John C. Taylor (P), Natalie Weatherford (P) TAYLOR DEMARCO N. Denise Taylor (D) THE BARNES FIRM Ronni Whitehead (P) THE HOMAMPOUR LAW FIRM Arash Homampour (P) THE LANIER LAW FIRM Michael A. Akselrud (P) THE LAW OFFICE OF RONALD M. PAPELL Ronald M. Papell (P) THE SIMON LAW GROUP Robert T. Simon (P) WATERS KRAUS & PAUL Gary M. Paul (P) WEISSMAN LAW FIRM I. Donald Weissman (P)

WILSHIRE LAW FIRM Bobby Saadian (P) page 4-5 YOKA & SMITH Walter M. Yoka (D) page 35 ZUKOR AND NELSON Abram C. Zukor (P)

Privacy and Data Security Law FOLEY & LARDNER James R. Kalyvas MORRISON & FOERSTER Purvi G. Patel

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Bradford P. Weirick PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES Jeffrey N. Pomerantz SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Stanley F. Farrar, Alison S. Ressler

Product Liability Litigation

AGNEW BRUSAVICH Gerald E. Agnew, Jr. (P), Bruce M. Brusavich (P) ALDERLAW C. Michael Alder (P)

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BAUM, HEDLUND, ARISTEI & GOLDMAN A. Ilyas Akbari (P), Michael L. Baum (P), Ronald L.M. Goldman (P), Timothy A. Loranger (P) page 27 BOESCH LAW GROUP Philip Boesch, Jr. (P) BONNE, BRIDGES, MUELLER, O’KEEFE & NICHOLS David J. O’Keefe (D) BROWN WEGNER William E. Wegner (D) CHUDACOFF, FRIEDMAN, SIMON, GRAFF & CHERIN Gregory S. Chudacoff (P) FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR William C. Haggerty (D) GIRARDI KEESE Robert W. Finnerty (P), Thomas V. Girardi (P), Keith D. Griffin (P), David R. Lira (P), Amy Fisch Solomon (P) GRASSINI & WRINKLE Lawrence P. Grassini (P)

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Elder Law

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Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law MURPHY & EVERTZ John C. Murphy page 29

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Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law SULLIVAN, WORKMAN & DEE Gary A. Kovacic

HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Steven E. Trytten page 28

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Family Law

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ordon L. Gerson is managing principal of Gerson Law Firm APC, a Southern California law firm of 17 lawyers with a nationwide practice representing institutional and non-institutional lenders in commercial real estate lending and loan disposition. He has experience in all matters related to commercial real estate and real estate finance, with a particular emphasis on the origination, workout, and enforcement of portfolio and securitized mortgage loans. He is nationally recognized for expertise in the area of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily lending. He is a fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is a frequent speaker and writer on industry topics.

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GLOBAL LAW GROUP Linda Wong LAW OFFICE OF FREDERICK B. BENSON Frederick Benson

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HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Steven E. Trytten page 28

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Civil Rights Law

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Collaborative Law: Family Law CAGE & MILES Shannon B. Miles

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Commercial Litigation

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Equipment Finance Law PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH Eli W. Mansour

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HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Adryenn Cantor, Hildy L. Fentin, Richard V. Hyatt, Sandra L. Mayberry page 28 HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK Daniel C. Herbert HUGUENOR MATTIS Thomas M. Huguenor HUNTINGTON Marjorie A. Huntington JONES BARNES Julie R. Barnes KAREN M. HEFFRON Karen M. Heffron LAW OFFICE OF KIM W. CHEATUM Kim W. Cheatum LAW OFFICE OF RENKIN & ASSOCIATES Richard Renkin LAW OFFICE ON ANTON GEORGHIOU Anton Georghiou LAW OFFICES OF COLLEEN A. WARREN Colleen A. Warren MILLIGAN & MITCHEL Heather L. Milligan MOORE, SCHULMAN & MOORE John H. Tannenberg NICHOLAS A. LETO, JR. Nicholas A. Leto, Jr. PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH Michele B. Brown, Lionel P. Hernholm, Jr., Leslie A. Ryland, David Zachry SELTZER CAPLAN MCMAHON VITEK Sandra Joan Morris SMITH & SCATIZZI Marnie Smith STOCKS & COLBURN Kristine P. Colburn, Janis K. Stocks

Family Law Arbitration HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Adryenn Cantor page 28 LAW OFFICE OF RENKIN & ASSOCIATES Richard Renkin

Family Law Mediation GORDON D. CRUSE Gordon D. Cruse HARGREAVES & TAYLOR J. William Hargreaves

HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Adryenn Cantor, Hildy L. Fentin, Sandra L. Mayberry page 28 SMITH & SCATIZZI Marnie Smith STOCKS & COLBURN Janis K. Stocks

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or more than 35 years, Michael L. Kirby has been involved in civil litigation, trying more than 50 jury trials throughout his career and obtaining total recoveries valued in excess of $275 million as lead counsel. His expertise is extensive and covers a variety of practice areas that involve business, partnerships, real estate and investor disputes. He has received multiple Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD). In 2018, Mike and Jason Kirby tried a case for a 15 year old high school student which resulted in the 2nd largest verdict in 2018 against a school district in California. Kirby is listed in Best Lawyers® – the leading rating of U.S. lawyers – for Bet The Company Litigation (San Diego “Lawyer of the Year” 2015) and Commercial Litigation for multiple years. Since 1994, Kirby has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) – a national organization of civil trial attorneys – and has served on its national board of directors. He is a master in the American Inns of Court – William B. Enright Chapter. He was a founder of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego and served four years as a Southern District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit.

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CASEY GERRY SCHENK FRANCAVILLA BLATT & PENFIELD Frederick Schenk (P) page 23 COOLEY Michelle Doolin (D), Koji F. Fukumura (D) DENTONS U.S. Christopher J. Healey (P) DLA PIPER Shirli Fabbri Weiss (D), Christopher M. Young (D) ENGLISH & GLOVEN Donald A. English (D) FISH & RICHARDSON Juanita R. Brooks (D) FOX LAW David Fox (P)

FRANTZ LAW GROUP James P. Frantz (P), William Harris III (P) page 2-3 GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS John H. Gomez (P)

GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Kevin W. Alexander (D), P. Gerhardt Zacher (D) HIDEN ROTT & OERTLE Michael Rott (P) KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Nancy L. Stagg (D) LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT W. JACKSON Robert W. Jackson (P) MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Daniel T. Pascucci (D) MOGINRUBIN Daniel J. Mogin (P) MORRISON & FOERSTER Erin M. Bosman (D) ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD Spencer A. Burkholz (P), Michael J. Dowd (P), Daniel S. Drosman (P) THE TURLEY & MARA LAW FIRM William D. Turley (P) THORSNES BARTOLOTTA MCGUIRE John F. McGuire, Jr. (P), Kevin F. Quinn (P), Brett J. Schreiber (P) WILSON TURNER KOSMO Meryl C. Maneker (D)

Medical Malpractice Law

CHIHAK & MARTEL Cynthia R. Chihak (P) HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK William M. Low (D) KENNETH M. SIGELMAN & ASSOCIATES Kenneth M. Sigelman (P) LA FOLLETTE, JOHNSON, DEHAAS, FESLER & AMES James J. Wallace II (D) LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS R. REYNOLDS Douglas R. Reynolds (D, P) LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Marilyn R. Moriarty (D) MULLIGAN, BANHAM & FINDLEY Janice F. Mulligan (P) NEIL, DYMOTT, FRANK, MCCABE & HUDSON Robert W. Frank (D), Clark R. Hudson (D) PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH Richard D. Barton (D)

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THORSNES BARTOLOTTA MCGUIRE Kevin F. Quinn (P) WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER Robert W. Harrison (D), Patrick J. Kearns (D)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

COOLEY Barbara L. Borden, Koji F. Fukumura, Frederick T. Muto FOLEY & LARDNER Carolyn T. Long JAMS Charles H. Dick, Jr. MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Jeremy D. Glaser, Scott M. Stanton MORRISON & FOERSTER Mark C. Zebrowski PAUL HASTINGS Christopher H. McGrath, Carl R. Sanchez, Deyan P. Spiridonov PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH William Eigner ROBBINS ARROYO Brian J. Robbins ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD Randall Baron

Native American Law

PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH Kerry K. Patterson

Nonprofit / Charities Law DLA PIPER Ellen H. Whelan WITHERSWORLDWIDE Steven J. Chidester

Personal Injury Litigation BUNN LAW GROUP Benjamin C. Bunn (P) CARROLL, KELLY, TROTTER, FRANZEN, MCBRIDE & PEABODY Patrick J. Goethals (P)

CASEY GERRY SCHENK FRANCAVILLA BLATT & PENFIELD Gayle M. Blatt (P), David S. Casey, Jr. (P), Robert J. Francavilla (P), Thomas D. Luneau (P), Thomas D. Penfield (P) page 23 CHIHAK & MARTEL Cynthia R. Chihak (P) DLA PIPER Christopher M. Young (D) EDWARD J. BABBITT Edward Babbitt Jr. (P) ESTEY & BOMBERGER R. Michael Bomberger (P), Stephen Estey (P) FLEMING & FELL George E. Fleming (D) FOX LAW David Fox (P)

FRANTZ LAW GROUP James P. Frantz (P) page 2-3 GARCIA HONG LAW Valerie Garcia Hong (P) GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS John H. Gomez (P) GRUENBERG LAW Josh D. Gruenberg (P) HAMPARYAN INJURY LAWYERS Robert Hamparyan (P) HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK Douglas M. Butz (D), Steven J. Cologne (D), William M. Low (D) JAMES MATTHEW BROWN James Matthew Brown (P) KELLY LAW Maria Kelly (P) KOELLER, NEBEKER, CARLSON, & HALUCK Robert C. Carlson (D) KOHN LAW OFFICE Russell S. Kohn (P) LAW OFFICE OF JEFF BENNION Jeff Bennion (P)

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Privacy and Data Security Law DLA PIPER Andrew B. Serwin

Product Liability Litigation CASEY GERRY SCHENK FRANCAVILLA BLATT & PENFIELD Robert J. Francavilla (P) page 23 COOLEY William V. O’Connor (D) DLA PIPER Shirli Fabbri Weiss (D), Christopher M. Young (D) FISH & RICHARDSON Juanita R. Brooks (D) GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS John H. Gomez (P) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Kevin W. Alexander (D), Thomas J. Stoddard (D) HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK Susan E. Basinger (D), Peter S. Doody (D), William M. Low (D), Paul J. Pfingst (D), Virginia L. Price (D) JONES DAY Steven N. Geise (D), Edward Patrick Swan, Jr. (D) RITTER & ASSOCIATES Dwight F. Ritter (P)

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THE MCCLELLAN LAW FIRM Craig R. McClellan (P) THORSNES BARTOLOTTA MCGUIRE Kevin F. Quinn (P), Brett J. Schreiber (P) WILSON TURNER KOSMO Vickie E. Turner (D)

Professional Malpractice Law

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Domenic Drago, Dana J. Dunwoody, Jerry J. Gumpel, David M. Hymer, John E. Ponder, Nancy T. Scull SOLOMON WARD SEIDENWURM & SMITH Scott Biel, Stephen T. Toohill SULLIVAN HILL REZ & ENGEL John R. Engel THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW GROUP S. Wayne Rosenbaum THORSNES BARTOLOTTA MCGUIRE Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr. TROUTMAN SANDERS Michael J. Whitton VANGUARD LAW GROUP Jeffrey A. Schneider WHITE & AMUNDSON Daniel M. White

DUNN DESANTIS WALT & KENDRICK Kevin Desantis (D) KLINEDINST Heather L. Rosing (D) NEIL, DYMOTT, FRANK, MCCABE & HUDSON Robert W. Frank (D, P), Clark R. Hudson (P) NOON & ASSOCIATES Timothy S. Noon (D) PETTIT KOHN INGRASSIA LUTZ & DOLIN Securities / Capital Douglas A. Pettit (D) WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN Markets Law COOLEY & DICKER Barbara L. Borden (R, S), Koji F. Robert W. Harrison (D) Fukumura (S*), Frederick T. Muto (S) Qui Tam Law DLA PIPER Robert W. Brownlie (S), Shirli Fabbri LEE H. STEIN Weiss (S, S*) Lee H. Stein JAMS PAUL, PLEVIN, SULLIVAN & Charles H. Dick, Jr. (S*) CONNAUGHTON E. Joseph Connaughton, Michael KIRBY & KIRBY C. Sullivan

Michael L. Kirby (S*) page 33

Real Estate Law

ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS Jeffrey A. Chine, Valentine S. Hoy BRUCE P. SHEPHERD, ESQ. Bruce P. Shepherd BUCHALTER Brian C. Fish CALDARELLI HEJMANOWSKI PAGE & LEER William J. Caldarelli COOLEY Steven M. Strauss CROSBIE GLINER SCHIFFMAN SOUTHARD & SWANSON Robert J. Bell, Thomas B. Crosbie, Ray B. Gliner, Dana I. Schiffman, Craig D. Swanson DENTONS U.S. Charles A. Bird DLA PIPER Brian A. Foster, Darryl L. Steinhause FOLEY & LARDNER Van A. Tengberg

GERSON LAW FIRM Gordon L. Gerson page 31

LATHAM & WATKINS Cheston J. Larson (S) MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Sean T. Prosser (S*), Scott M. Stanton (S) MORRISON & FOERSTER Jay de Groot (S) PAUL HASTINGS Christopher H. McGrath (S, S*) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Mike Hird (S) ROBBINS ARROYO Felipe Arroyo (S*), Gregory Del Gaizo (S*), Stephen Oddo (S*), Brian J. Robbins (S*), Shane P. Sanders (S*) ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD Spencer A. Burkholz (S*), Jason A. Forge (S*), Darren J. Robbins (S*)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

GRESHAM, SAVAGE, NOLAN & TILDEN Jerome A. Grossman

Tax Law

GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Eric C. Young HECHT SOLBERG ROBINSON GOLDBERG & BAGLEY David W. Bagley II, Paul E. Robinson, Darryl O. Solberg KIMBALL, TIREY & ST. JOHN Ted Kimball

KIRBY & KIRBY Michael L. Kirby page 33 LATHAM & WATKINS Robert J. Frances, Christopher W. Garrett LAW OFFICES OF ERIC O. FREEBERG Eric O. Freeberg MORRISON & FOERSTER Mark C. Zebrowski NOONAN LANCE BOYER & BANACH James R. Lance PETERSON & PRICE Marshal A. Scarr PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH John D. Alessio, Susan L. Daly, Michael E. Lyon, Craig P. Sapin, Jeffrey Stoke RIMON Juan Zuniga SAN DIEGO LAND LAWYERS Robin Munro Madaffer SCOTT A. ROSE Scott A. Rose SELTZER CAPLAN MCMAHON VITEK Robert Caplan, Neal P. Panish, Brian T. Seltzer

ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS Michael C. Pruter CROSBIE GLINER SCHIFFMAN SOUTHARD & SWANSON Phillip L. Jelsma DLA PIPER Darryl L. Steinhause, Lawrence I. Tannenbaum

HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN M. Katharine Davidson, Nancy G. Henderson, J. Clancy Wilson page 28 HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK Richard A. Shaw PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH David C. Boatwright, Patrick W. Martin RICHARD CARPENTER, TAX ATTORNEY Richard A. Carpenter SELTZER CAPLAN MCMAHON VITEK Lawrence S. Branton, David J. Dorne SULLIVAN, MCGIBBONS & ASSOCIATES Philip J. Sullivan

WITHERSWORLDWIDE Louis A. Mezzullo

Technology Law

CAPPELLO & NOËL A. Barry Cappello FOLEY BEZEK BEHLE & CURTIS Thomas G. Foley, Jr.

Trade Secrets Law

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

FISH & RICHARDSON Craig Countryman COOLEY Anthony M. Stiegler JONES DAY Randy Kay

FERGUSON CASE ORR PATERSON Wendy C. Lascher LAW OFFICE OF HERB FOX Herb Fox

SANGER SWYSEN & DUNKLE Robert M. Sanger

Family Law

Transportation Law

DUNN DESANTIS WALT & KENDRICK Kevin Desantis

HERRING LAW GROUP Gregory W. Herring KIRKER WRIGHT LAW GROUP Vanessa Kirker Wright

Trusts and Estates

Gaming Law

ABBENE & ALCOCK Meredith G. Alcock BEAMER, LAUTH, STEINLEY & BOND Stephen A. Bond, Susan Fox, James E. Lauth, Martin H. Steinley BRENNAN & ROLAND Edward V. Brennan BRIERTON, JONES & JONES Gregory Borawski, James H. Garrett DLA PIPER S. Andrew Pharies, Lawrence I. Tannenbaum, Ellen H. Whelan GOODWIN BROWN GROSS & LOVELACE James J. Brown, James R. Goodwin

HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & TRYTTEN Kristen E. Caverly, M. Katharine Davidson, Nancy G. Henderson, Shirley L. Kovar page 28 HIGGS FLETCHER & MACK Roland H. Achtel, Susan A. Mercure, Brian P. Tsu HUGHES & PIZZUTO Ralph E. Hughes, Robert P. Pizzuto JAMES D. MILLER James D. Miller JAMES GRAHAM LAW James S. Graham SELTZER CAPLAN MCMAHON VITEK James H. Siegel SULLIVAN, MCGIBBONS & ASSOCIATES Philip J. Sullivan VELLA LAW Debra J. Vella WEST COAST RESOLUTION GROUP Richard A. Heller WHITE AND BRIGHT Mary V.J. Cataldo WITHERSWORLDWIDE Jenny Hill Bratt, Steven J. Chidester, James M. Cowley, Jeremy Crickard, Mary F. Gillick, Michelle B. Graham, Carol K. Kao, Louis A. Mezzullo, Jeremiah Moffit

Venture Capital Law

COOLEY Thomas A. Coll, Frederick T. Muto DLA PIPER Michael S. Kagnoff GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Ross L. Burningham MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Jeremy D. Glaser MORRISON & FOERSTER Jay de Groot PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Mike Hird, David R. Snyder SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Robert G. Copeland

Water Law

BEST BEST & KRIEGER Shawn D. Hagerty

Santa Barbara Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

POUST LAW Teresa E. Poust

Labor and Employment Law

THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL P. POSNER Michael P. Posner (EI, LU)

Land Use & Zoning Law

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Steven A. Amerikaner CARMEL & NACCASHA Heather K. Whitham

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

CAPPELLO & NOËL A. Barry Cappello (P), Leila J. Noel (P) FARRISE LAW FIRM Simona A. Farrise (P)

Municipal Law

CARMEL & NACCASHA Timothy J. Carmel, David H. Hirsch

Native American Law POUST LAW Teresa E. Poust

Natural Resources Law

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Steven A. Amerikaner

Personal Injury Litigation HARRIS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, INC. Ryan D. Harris (P) ROSE, KLEIN & MARIAS William M. Grewe (P) SLAUGHTER, REAGAN & COLE William M. Slaughter (D, P)

Real Estate Law

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Steven A. Amerikaner, Christopher A. Jacobs STRADLING YOCCA CARLSON & RAUTH James D. Richman

Tax Law

AMBRECHT & ASSOCIATES John W. Ambrecht

Trusts and Estates

ANDREW M. WALLET, ATTORNEY AT LAW Andrew M. Wallet SANDRA J. CHAN Sandra J. Chan SINSHEIMER JUHNKE MCIVOR & STROH Warren A. Sinsheimer III

Water Law

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Stephanie Osler Hastings, Robert J. Saperstein

Workers’ Compensation Law

LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM A. HERRERAS William A. Herreras (C)

Banking and Finance Law CAPPELLO & NOËL A. Barry Cappello (B*)

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ERIC DUBIN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS

With offices in Orange and Los Angeles counties, Eric Dubin litigates some of the leading personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and business litigation cases in Southern California. With 20 years of experience, Eric shot to fame when he obtained a $30 million verdict in the wrongful death case against “Baretta” star Robert Blake. In 2015, Eric obtained a $10.2 million verdict in an Orange County medical malpractice case. Other multimillion-dollar results include a $10 million wrongful death verdict in a product liability case and a $6.4 million business litigation settlement. Eric has been honored with numerous awards, including being named consistently to The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, and Southern California Super Lawyers. DUBIN LAW FIRM 19200 Von Karman Ave., Sixth Floor | Irvine, CA 92612 phone 949.477.8040 | fax 949.477.8025 email edubin@dubinlaw.com www.dubinlaw.com

TONI J. JARAMILLA EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS

To n i J a r a m i l l a i s w i d e l y recognized for her tireless, passionate advocacy, her court room success, and her acumen in fostering change in Sacramento and her local community. Since 1994, she has successfully litigated hundreds of cases of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and unpaid overtime wages on behalf of employees. This past year, Jaramilla was instrumental in Governor Brown signing into law, important #MeToo inspired legislation through her lobbying and testifying at the Capital in order to achieve far reaching protections for California workers. Jaramilla has a 25 year history of tenacious litigation resulting in millions of dollars in judgments, verdicts and settlements, Jaramilla stands as a model example of a successful attorney and woman of color within the plaintiff employment bar. She is tenacious not only in seeking full justice for her clients, but also systemic changes to the workplace that benefit all workers. She is a frequent speaker on educational panels and radio shows regarding employment law, trials, and diversity in the legal profession. TONI JARAMILLA, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORP.

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 900 | Los Angeles, CA 90067 phone 310.551.3020 | fax 310.551.3019 | email toni@tjjlaw.com

www.jaramilla.com

JAMES L. POCRASS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Jim Pocrass represents people who suffered lifealtering injuries and families who have lost a loved one because of the carelessness or negligence of others. Jim sits on the board of the Los Angeles Count y Bic ycle Coalition and is ac tive in the bic ycling communit y. He represents c yclists in bic ycle collisions, recovering more than $2.3 million for one cyclist in a hit-and-run bike crash. Jim is well-known in the motorcycle community for such results as a $1.4 million motorcycle accident settlement. Other verdicts and settlements include a $2.3 million pedestrian crash settlement; a $4.5 million helicopter crash verdict; a $3.3 million construction accident verdict; and a $2.5 million truck accident settlement. He is consistently named to the list of Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers and to the Top 100 Trial Law yers by the National Trial Law yers Association. POCR ASS & DE LOS REYES LLP

1875 Century Park East, Suite 1750 | Los Angeles, CA 90067 phone 310.550.9050 | fax email info@pocrass.com

www.pocrass.com

310.550.9051

ANDREW ELLIS

PETER A. GELLES

PERSONAL INJURY

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW U.S. AND CROSS BORDER BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

For 25 years, personal injury trial law yer Andy Ellis has focused on complex personal injury lawsuits. He has obtained more than $350 million for clients throughout Southern California. Most recently, Andy was in the middle of a trial when the defense offered to settle the case for $8.65 million. In the last 10 years, Andy Ellis has brought in numerous verdicts in excess of $3 million each, including a product liability lawsuit for $4.1 million when a propane tank exploded causing Andy’s client to suffer second and third degree burns. Andy Ellis is consistently named to Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100 and is recognized as a Tier 1 law firm for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in Los Angeles by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020. He is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, a lifetime member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and a board member of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Charities. ELLIS LAW

2230 E. Maple Ave. | El Segundo, CA 90245 phone 310.641.3335 | fa x 310.641.6664 email info@ellisinjurylaw.com

www.ellisinjurylaw.com

JOSEPH LANGE PERSONAL INJURY – PLAINTIFF PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE

Joseph Lange has almost 25 years of legal expertise with results that make him a leading Los Angeles trial lawyer. He represents people who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death because of the negligence of others. Joe also represents employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination. More than half of Joe’s practice is dedicated to professional malpractice cases in which he represents people whose lawyers have committed offenses causing them to lose their cases. He is named to Southern California Super Lawyers, holds an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a Tier 3 firm for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Los Angeles. Clients have the benefit of their case being handled by a senior attorney who provides them personal service. THE JOSEPH J.M. LANGE LAW CORP. 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 2000 | El Segundo, CA 90245 phone 310.414.1880 | fax 310.414.1882 email jlange@jlangelaw.com www.jlangelaw.com

Adviser to U.S. and international clients regarding business, real estate, and international matters. Law degree from Oxford University and admitted to practice in California, the U.K., and Hong Kong. Chairman of InterCounsel, an association of international law firms in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Past chair of the California State Bar International Law Section. Past chair of ABA Committees on International Real Estate Investment and International Secured Transactions, and Advisor to the ABA’s Task Force on Transactional Legal Practice. Past chair of the Los Angeles Count y Bar Real Property Section. Holder of MartindaleHubbell’s 5.0 AV Preeminent rating. Mr. Gelles emphasizes adding value via practical, businessoriented legal advice, management of legal and business risks, and maximizing beneficial outcomes for clients. PETER A. GELLES 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500 | Los Angeles, CA 90036 phone 323.651.5600 | fax 323.651.5612 email pag@petergelles.com www.petergelles.com

JOHN S. PETERSON EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW John S. Peterson represents owners in eminent domain and inverse condemnation, landslide and subsidence, and real estate and land use litigation. Peterson Law Group PC has offices in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, and emphasizes a results-oriented philosophy drawing on over thirty-five years of practice, successful jury trial experience and, collectively, hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Clients include local owners to publicly traded corporations. The firm embraces creativity and pragmatism in problem solving and offers traditional and value-added billing arrangements. Peterson is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is recognized in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated.

PETERSON LAW GROUP PC los angeles office 633 West Fifth Street, 28th Floor Los Angeles, California 90071 phone 213.236.9720 fax 213.236.9724 email jsp@petersonlawgroup.com

irvine office 19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 290 Irvine, California 92612 phone 949.955.0127 fax 949.955.9007

www.petersonlawgroup.com

WALTER YOKA PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION – DEFENDANTS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION – DEFENDANTS

A nationally recognized trial attorney with particular focus on products liability, Walter Yoka has tried numerous complex and high-profile cases to verdict on behalf of Yoka & Smith’s corporate clients and successfully argued in California’s supreme and appellate courts. Among his many affiliations, Mr. Yoka is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), serving as the 2014 president of the Los Angeles chapter and as a current member of ABOTA’s National Board. In 2011, he was the recipient of the ABOTA Lee B. Wenzel Civility Award. He served as president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) and the California Defense Counsel, and was inducted into the ASCDC Hall of Fame in 2008. Walter was honored by Loyola Law School’s Civil Justice Program as its Champion of Justice for 2016 and was Southwestern Law School’s Alumnus of the Year in 2018. Walter is also a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

YOK A & SMITH, LLP 445 South Figueroa Street, 38th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 phone 213.427.2300 | fax 213.427.2330 www.yokasmith.com

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FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FRANTZ LAW GROUP, APLC page 17

EASTON & EASTON page 19

IN THE NEWS page 12

“LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS page 14

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Following its most successful year to date, EASTON & EASTON continues its streak of notable victories for California’s injured page 19

IN THE NEWS page 12

FRANTZ LAW GROUP, APLC

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“LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS page 14

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