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San Francisco Carin Fujisaki and Bruce Simon have been appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to the Hastings College of the Law Board of Governors. Fujisaki has worked as a staff attorney for Justice Marvin Baxter since 1991. She received her J.D. from Hastings. Simon, of Hillsborough, has worked for Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy since 1984 and became partner in 1991. He also graduated from Hastings. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps has added land use attorney Alice Barkley to its S.F. office. Previously in private practice, Barkley focuses her work on land use entitlements, pre-purchase due diligence investigations and project entitlement management. She received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. Eric Lifschitz, a solo practitioner, has received the 2003 Jack Berman Award for pro bono work representing clients exposed to toxic mold. For the past year and a half he has worked with the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco, contributing more than 175 hours in pro bono service. The award is presented each year by the California Young Lawyers Association in memory of Jack Berman, a young pro bono attorney killed in the 101 California shootings in 1993. Lifschitz graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2001. South Bay Tomlinson Zisko of Palo Alto has appointed founding partner Timothy Tomlinson as the firm’s first-ever chairman. The chairman of the firm is a new position designed to complement the duties of the managing partner, James Janz. Tomlinson, who recently returned from a yearlong sabbatical in Oxford, England, is a member of the corporate finance practice group. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1976. East Bay The Impact Fund of Berkeley has named John Trasvina to be director of its Discrimination Research Center. Prior to being named director, Trasvina spent 16 years in Washington, D.C., most recently as President Clinton’s special counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. The Discrimination Research Center undertakes research that will help advocates, policymakers, businesses and the media identify trends and establish the best practices to eradicate discrimination, Trasvina said. Trasvina is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he now teaches immigration law. Monterey David Balch has joined Kennedy, Archer & Harray as a civil litigator. He previously practiced with Cravath, Swaine & Moore and O’Sullivan in New York. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Southern California Real estate lawyer Donald Berger has joined the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins as a partner. Berger was formerly a partner at Morrison & Foerster. He has broad experience in the financing, acquisition, development, entitlement, construction and leasing of real property, with an emphasis on the representation of institutional lenders and investment banks in all aspects of real estate industry finance. He graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1982. Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory has added three associates to its Los Angeles office and one to San Francisco. Benjamin Applestein joins the firm’s L.A. tax practice. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 2002. Also joining the tax practice is Paul Obico. Previously he was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and & Rosati in Palo Alto. Obico earned an LL.M. in tax from New York University School of Law in 1998 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1996. Jennifer Jackson comes to the bankruptcy and litigation practice groups from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Washington, D.C., office. She graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law in 2002. Kathryn Perko will work in the firm’s litigation practice in San Francisco. Previously with Thelen Reid & Priest, she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. Allen Matkins has opened its sixth California office, in Del Mar Heights, located in northern San Diego County. The new office will serve its expanding corporate and securities client base. The firm will continue to maintain a downtown San Diego office. Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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