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Berkeley attorney Glenn Clark is furious that Pillsbury Madison & Sutro partner William Gaus was named one of the top lawyers of the year in the December issue of California Lawyer magazine. Clark, who went head to head with Gaus in one of the most watched California Supreme Court cases of the year — Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare, S075942, — says Gaus is getting credit for something he didn’t do: persuading the court to establish guidelines for enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements. “That wasn’t the position he advocated,” says the plaintiffs attorney. “He didn’t argue for standards in his brief [or at oral argument].” The Miller, Clark, Calvert & Raimondi partner suspects that Pillsbury’s marketing department fudged the facts to get exposure for their guy. “It galls me,” he says. Gaus says the court’s opinion was consistent with his position. “If Glenn thinks [the magazine] should have taken a different view, it’s a free country,” he says. – Kevin Livingston HALLINAN, FAZIO MAKE NICE — FOR NOW If politics makes strange bedfellows, then political fund-raisers make strangers seem like family. At a recent fund-raiser for San Francisco supervisorial hopeful John Shanley at the Balboa Cafe, District Attorney Terence Hallinan and William Fazio, the man he defeated twice for the job, had a quiet tete-a-tete. “I’m social with him and he’s been social with me,” said Fazio. But what to make of Hallinan at Shanley’s fundraiser, when the DA supported his opponent, Supervisor Leland Yee, in the Dec. 12 runoff election. “He likes both of them and thinks the district will be served well by either guy,” Hallinan spokesman Fred Gardner said, giving a nifty political answer. Shanley held Gardner’s job before he decided to go to law school and then into politics. – Dennis J. Opatrny

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