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The Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) is proud to share the following announcements from our members.

Roger Chan HeadshotCongratulations to ACBA member Roger Chan, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, who was appointed by Governor Brown to the San Francisco County Superior Court. He has been the executive director at East Bay Children’s Law Offices since 2009, and served at the San Francisco and Alameda County Public Defender’s Offices Read more


Gary Gwilliam Head ShotACBA Member J. Gary Gwilliam, Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer was featured in the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016” for his success in Andrews v. Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC wrongful termination from Lawerence Livermore Lab. Read more about the employment law case


Eric Gibbs HeadshotACBA Member Eric H. Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP, was featured in the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016” for his work as liaison counsel for a multi-district calss action case alleging false advertising of vehicle fuel efficiency. He helped finalize a nationwide settlement valued at $360 million. Read more


Nancy O'MalleyACBA member Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley is part of a working group drafting model penal code for how to deal with campus sexual assault. Legislation in California, where Legislators are more open than most to understanding the impact of sexual assault, could prep the way for national legislation. Learn more


Curtin, Patricia E. Mintzer, Pamela Schock Noma, Christine K.ACBA Leadership Firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP partners Christine Noma and Patricia Curtin, were selected for the San Francisco Business Times’ 2016 “Most Influential Women in Business” list.

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partner Pamela Schock Mintzer was selected for the San Francisco Business Times’ “Forever Influential Honor Roll.” The list recognizes outstanding female professionals who make a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Read more

Allan Zackler HeadshotACBA Leadership Firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP hired Allan I. Zackler as a Partner in their Food and Beverage Practice Group. Allan brings more than 40 years of experience in food regulatory, consumer products and corporate law. Read More


Daniel Schacht and Andrew MacKayACBA Leadership Firm Donahue Fitzgerald LLP partners Andrew MacKay and Daniel Schacht wrapped up a $14 million settlement in “Happy Birthday to You” class action lawsuit this week. The song is now in the public domain. Read more


Philip WeltinACBA Member Phillip R. Weltin, Weltin Streb & Weltin, LLP, got a jury verdict of $3.7 million for his client that was struck by a San Francisco Bay Ferry. Plaintiffs contended that the ferry was negligent in its operation and its policies and that the captain was on his cell phone shortly before the collision. Read More


ACBA members: Do you have a hot case? Big settlement, award or new job? Email valerie@acbanet.org to be included in an upcoming edition of the Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter.
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