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Peter Shimamoto Joins Willenken LLP as Partner!

Willenken LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Shimamoto is joining the firm as partner, effective January 1, 2020. Peter brings more than 30 years of complex commercial litigation experience to Willenken, with a particular emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property matters. He honed his practice at law firms in New York and Los Angeles, including Irell ...

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Saisruthi Paspulati Joins Lafayette & Kumagai LLP!

Lafayette & Kumagai is pleased to announce that Saisruthi Paspulati has joined the firm. Ms. Paspulati has experience handling employment matters in state court, as well as before administrative agencies. She has successfully defended employers in a variety of industries, including staffing agencies, automotive manufacturers, retail stores, restaurants, and large HR outsourcing companies. Prior to ...

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Edward Kang Moderates The Legal Intelligencer’s 2019 Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

When ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, also published online at, convened their annual Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion efforts, they turned to Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt (KHF) managing member Edward T. Kang to serve as moderator. The roundtable originally appeared in the October 15, 2019 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, and is available to read online at ...

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HNA Legal Supports Women and Minority Lawyers

Key Points HNA Legal was recently recognized for efforts to support minority and women-owned firms. Due to the structure and hierarchy of law firms, women and minority lawyers struggle to achieve the same status as in other industries.  Currently 35 minority or women-owned firms work with the HNA Legal Division.  ​________________________________________________________________ The National Association of ...

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The Philadelphia Inquirer Lifetime Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion Award

Francine Friedman Griesing, Founder & Managing Member of Griesing Law, LLC, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion Award on behalf of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Fran will be honored for her career devotion to diverse professional leadership and inclusive workplace initiatives at the Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala on November 13, ...

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Lafayette & Kumagai Wins Appeal: Court holds Dynamex “ABC” Test Does Not Apply in Joint Employer Cases!

Kudos to Gary Lafayette and Barbara Lyons of Lafayette & Kumagai LLP on their appellate victory. The decision from the California Court of Appeal upheld a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision to grant summary judgment in what started as a putative class action alleging joint employment of station managers. There is a clear holding ...

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Hill Hill Carter Shareholder Felicia A. Long Selected Among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

Attorney Felicia A. Long was selected to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of ...

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Daily Journal Profiles Acceleron Law Group

The feature article in one of California’s leading daily legal publications discussed Acceleron Law Group’s versatility in representing clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups, and retaining experienced transactional attorneys. Read More>>

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