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2013-07-19 02:36:39 PM
Farella Braun & Martel has added Cynthia Rowland as a partner. Rowland, who was previously with Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, joins the exempt organizations and family wealth groups and has a special focus on charitable giving arrangements and complex structures for nonprofit organizations. She earned her J.D. from UC-Hastings College of the Law in 1988.
David Chiappetta has rejoined Perkins Coie as a partner in the commercial litigation practice. Formerly with Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne, Australia, Chiappetta's practice includes class actions, complex contractual disputes, antitrust and consumer protection claims. He graduated from University of Washington School of Law in 1994.
Bessemer Trust has named Philip Hayes as senior fiduciary counsel, Western region. Hayes, who previously served as managing director and Western region fiduciary counsel at Bessemer, works with attorneys and other advisers to develop generational wealth transfer plans for clients. He is a 1987 graduate of UC-Hastings College of the Law.
Kyle Leingang has joined Dorsey & Whitney's Costa Mesa office as an associate. Leingang, most recently with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, focuses on the representation of public and private companies in capital markets and other debt and equity securities transactions, representation of financial institutions in structured debt finance transactions and general corporate and securities transactional work. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010.
Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle has added Michael Hellbusch as an associate in the firm's Irvine office. Previously at Carroll Kelly Trotter Franzen & McKenna, Hellbusch focuses on complex civil litigation and will support the health care law practice, among other responsibilities. He graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 2008.
Jeremy Rosen has been selected by Public Counsel to receive one of its pro bono awards. The award recognizes Rosen's work in establishing a partnership between Stephen S. Wise Temple and Public Counsel to represent low-income public school children with special needs. Rosen, a partner at Encino's Horvitz & Levy, focuses on the First Amendment, California's anti-SLAPP statute, the law of defamation, the application of the litigation privilege and challenges to arbitration awards. He received his J.D. and L.L.M. in international and comparative law from Duke Law School in 1997.
Mark Kressel, an associate at Horvitz & Levy, was installed as the president of the Barristers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Kressel also serves on the Executive Committee and the board of trustees of the bar association. He focuses on appellate matters in areas including the California Environmental Quality Act, the anti-SLAPP statute, the First Amendment, punitive damages, general business litigation and premises liability and is a 2007 graduate of Yale Law School.
Farella Braun & Martel has promoted Gary Kaplan to the partnership from special counsel in San Francisco. Kaplan is co-chair of the restructuring, insolvency and creditors rights group and represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, trustees and receivers in a wide range of bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy matters. He earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1991.
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