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SAN FRANCISCO Gabrielle Goldstein and April Weaver have joined DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE as associates. Goldstein, who was previously with Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, is a member of the health care practice group. She graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2006. Weaver, who was previously with Burton, Volkmann & Schmal, is a member of the employment law group. She is a 2003 graduate of University of San Francisco School of Law. FISHER & PHILLIPS has added Sarah Richardson as an associate. Richardson, who comes to the firm from Baker & McKenzie, focuses on employment litigation. She received her LL.B. from University of Sydney in 2001. Jeffrey Sinsheimer will join COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS as an of counsel on Sept. 4. Sinsheimer previously served as vice president, law and public policy, for the California Cable and Telecommunications Association. He received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1985. EAST BAY J. Leah Castella has joined MCDONOUGH HOLLAND & ALLEN‘s Oakland office as a senior associate. Castella, who was previously with Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, is a member of the public practice group. She is a 1999 graduate of University of Texas School of Law. WENDEL, ROSEN, BLACK & DEAN has added Aleka Skouras Eisentraut as an associate in the Oakland office. Eisentraut, who was previously with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, is a member of the real estate practice. She received her J.D. from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law in 1996. SACRAMENTO Michael Pearson and Penelope “Penny” Brown have joined MCDONOUGH HOLLAND & ALLEN as associates. Pearson, who was previously with Downey Brand, focuses his practice on corporate and tax law. He graduated from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law in 2003. Brown, who was previously with Strategic Wealth Legal Advisors, focuses on estate planning and probate law. She is a 2001 graduate of University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Fourth District Court of Appeal Justice Kathleen O’Leary has won the 2007 Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award. O’Leary will be honored at the Judicial Council Awards Luncheon on Sept. 27 in Anaheim. She graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1975. John McNutt has joined LUCE, FORWARD, HAMILTON & SCRIPPS as an associate in the San Diego office. McNutt, who was previously with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, is a member of the real estate and environmental litigation practice group. He received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 2003. VENABLE has added Michael Garfinkel as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Garfinkel, who was previously with Rintala, Smoot, Jaenicke & Rees, focuses on general business litigation, with an emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property matters. He is a 1991 graduate of UCLA School of Law. Zack Bulthius, Rachel Schumacher, Dwight Beckstrand and Monte Grix have joined DORSEY & WHITNEY‘s Irvine office. Bulthius, who was previously with O’Melveny & Myers, is a member of the trial group. He graduated from University of Southern California Law School in 2001. Schumacher, who was previously with Katten Muchin Rosenman, is a member of the labor and employment group. She is a 2004 graduate of University of Southern California Law School. Beckstrand, who was previously with Durham Jones & Pinegar, is a member of the corporate group. He received his J.D. from University of Utah College of Law in 2003. Grix, who was previously with Katten Muchin Rosenman, is a member of the labor and employment group. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 2005. Professional Announcements Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], fax ( 415) 749-5549 or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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