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SAN FRANCISCO The Bar Association of San Francisco’s 2004 Nominating Committee has nominated six to serve on BASF’s board of directors. Nominees for 2005, 2006 and 2007 are: City Attorney Dennis Herrera(for a full, three-year term); Annette Hurst, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin; Randall Knox, Law Offices of Randall G. Knox; Marla Miller, Morrison & Foerster; Darin Snyder, O’Melveny & Myers; and Mary Wright, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough. The nominating committee also recommended candidates for president-elect, treasurer and secretary: 2004 President-elect James Finbergof Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein will become president for 2005. Joan Harataniof Shook, Hardy & Bacon will be president-elect; Nanci Clarenceof Clarence & Dyer, treasurer; and James Donatoof Cooley Godward, secretary. The 2005 officers and board of directors will be installed at BASF’s annual membership luncheon Dec. 8. Frederick Koenenhas joined The Schinner Law Groupto chair its securities and emerging company practice groups. Koenen, who has been practicing corporate and securities law in San Francisco for 18 years, previously was a partner at Foley & Lardner. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1986. SOUTH BAY Townsend and Townsend and Crewpartner Richard Hsuhas been appointed to the State Bar’s intellectual property law section executive committee. Hsu is chair of the firm’s technology licensing group in Palo Alto. He is a 1994 graduate of Columbia Law School. EAST BAY Oakland City Attorney John Russohas received the Champion of Democracy award, presented at the League of California Cities annual conference this month. The award recognizes Russo’s work to promote local democracy and to place Proposition 1A on the ballot. Prop 1A provides constitutional protection for local revenues and restricts the Legislature’s ability to raid local tax dollars. In another award for Russo, in March he was named Attorney of the Year for Government/Public Policy by California Lawyer magazine. The League of California Cities City Attorneys Department has selected Craig Labadieas its incoming second vice president for 2004-05. Traditionally, the second vice president advances to become first vice president, then president of the department. Labadie has served as Concord’s city attorney since July 2000. Before that, he was a partner at McDonough Holland & Allen. He is a 1981 graduate of King Hall School of Law at UC-Davis. SACRAMENTO Best Best & Kriegerhas added Martin Fineas a partner in its school law and special education practice. He has been practicing school and public agency law since 1987, most recently as general counsel to the Sacramento City Unified School District. Fine received his J.D. in 1987 from Empire College School of Law in Santa Rosa. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmarohas added Paul Andersonand David Danielsas of counsel in its government, land use, environment and energy department in Los Angeles. Anderson is a former city attorney for Brentwood and Sausalito, and Daniels is a former city attorney and planning commission attorney for several Southern California cities, including Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Anderson is a 1989 graduate of Loyola Law School. Daniels received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. Martha Sharphas been elected partner at Wood & Bender– the firm’s first female partner. Previously a senior counsel, Sharp is also charged with the management of the firm’s Woodland Hills office. Sharp’s focus is on environmental, natural resources and land use law. From 1996-2003, Sharp was an associate at Loeb & Loeb. She received her law degree in 1997 from Southwestern University School of Law. Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards t [email protected], or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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