X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
For this “yearbook” of the law firm partner Class of 2001, The Recorder has collected the names and images of those attorneys who were elevated to equity or non-equity partner status in large San Francisco Bay Area-based law firms. Firms were selected for inclusion on the basis of their qualification for listing in The American Lawyer magazine’s Top 200 Law firms. The AmLaw 200 ranks American law firms based on informed estimates of the firms’ gross revenues during the most recent fiscal year. Of the 14 firms that qualified for inclusion, the names of new partners at 13 are included; Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich has not announced the names of its partners for 2001. The individual listings for the included firms follows. BROBECK, PHLEGER & HARRISON Brobeck partners have voted to elevate a record 24 senior associates to the firm’s partnership ranks. Thirteen of the new partners work with technology companies through Brobeck’s Business & Technology group. Meanwhile, just four of the new partners hail from Brobeck’s historically strong complex litigation group. The new class includes eight women and 16 men. In Palo Alto: Janet Allen, Business, Boalt Hall School of Law graduate (1989). Craig Allison, IP/Litigation, University of Michigan Law School (1992). Richard Leska, Business/Technology, Cornell Law School (1994). Valerie Russell, Business/Technology, University of Michigan Law School (1994).

Jonathan Shanberge, Business/Technology, Duke University School of Law (1994). In San Francisco: Margo Bradish, Real Estate, Boalt Hall School of Law (1993). Janet Brody, Complex Litigation, Georgetown University Law Center (1987). Carol Freeman, Labor, University of San Francisco (1993). William Harvey, Commerce/Finance, University of Minnesota Law School (1982).

Howard Holderness, Complex Litigation, University of Virginia School of Law (1993). Scott Karchmer, Business/Tech, Boston College Law School (1994). James Kramer, Securities Litigation, University of Texas School of Law (1991). James Lico, Securities, Stanford Law School (1993). Gary Shapiro, Business/Technology, Hastings College of the Law (1981). In Irvine: John Baker, Complex Litigation, University of Minnesota’s Law School (1989). Ethan Feffer, Business/Technology, College of the Law, (1992). Scott Santagata, Business/Technology, Boalt Hall School of Law (1992). In New York: Daryn Grossman, Business, Brooklyn Law School (1993). Scott Kaufman, Business/Technology, Duke University School of Law (1990). William Myers, Business/Technology, New York University School of Law (1992). In Boulder: Celia Rankin, Business/Technology, Harvard Law School (1986). Melinda Riechert, Labor/Employment, Stanford Law School (1975). In Austin: Edward Molter, Business/Technology, University of Texas School of Law (1986). Austin Tighe, Complex Litigation, University of Houston Law Center (1991). WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati named a partnership class of 14 for 2001. The partners’ elevations swell their ranks to 151. Promotions were effective Feb. 1, at the beginning of the 800-lawyer Palo Alto firm’s fiscal year. The class of 2000 is about half the record 23 associates who were elected partner in 1999. But rapid and steady growth at the firm among the lower ranks could bring larger classes in years to come. “We have never had any artificial numbers or quotas as to the size of the partnership class. We evaluate each on their merits, but we see strong candidates coming up,” said Donna Petkanics, the firm’s managing partner of operations. The new partners are:

Colleen Bal, IP Litigation, Harvard School Law (1993). Carmen Chang, Corporate/Securities, Stanford Law School (1993). Robert Day, Corporate/Securities, Stanford Law School (1993). Adam Dolinko, Corporate/Securities, University of Southern California Law School (1993). Sara Duval Harrington, IP/Technology, Cornell Law School (1989). Robert Kornegay Jr., Corporate/Securities, UCLA School of Law (1993). David Kramer, IP Litigation, Georgetown University Law Center (1993). David Saul, Corporate/Securities, University of Chicago Law School (1991). John Slafsky, IP, New York University School of Law (1992). Ellen Solomon, IP/Securities Litigation, Harvard Law School (1993). Yoichiro “Yokum” Taku, Corporate/Securities, University of Chicago Law School (1993). Marina Tsatalis, Labor/Employment, Harvard Law School (1992). Don Williams, Corporate/Securities, Harvard Law School (1993). James Yoon, IP Litigation, Stanford Law School (1993). MORRISON & FOERSTER Morrison & Foerster named 21 partners this year, just shy of the firm’s 1990 record of 22. The size of the 2001 partnership class is a jump from the previous three years in which the firm elected 15 to partnership rank. One-third of the new partners are of counsel. “It’s a very seasoned group reflecting a number of counsel and a number of associates who have developed significant practices in their own right,” MoFo chairman Keith Wetmore said about the class. The growth of the partnership ranks also reflects the overall growth of the firm, Wetmore said, noting that MoFo is one-third larger than it was a year ago with 1,020 attorneys. With the new elevations, effective Jan. 1, the firm will have 293 partners. Most of the new partners, 12, are from the business practice. The litigation practice gains seven partners and the labor practice adds two. Ten of the new partners are based in the Bay Area and four in Los Angeles. In addition to the annual new partner elevation, the firm in July voted eight of counsel into the partnership. The new partners are: In San Francisco: Jonathan Dickstein, Business, Harvard University School of Law (1993). Paul Jahn, Business, Hastings College of the Law (1993). Susan MacCormac, Business, Duke University School of Law (1993). Jill Neiman, Litigation, University of Michigan Law School (1991). In Palo Alto: Charles Holland, IP/Business, Santa Clara University School of Law (1992). Madeline Johnston, IP/Business, Suffolk University Law School (1994). Miriam Wugmeister, Labor and Employment, Boston University School of Law (1992). In Walnut Creek: D. Anthony Rodriguez, Litigation, UCLA School of Law (1992). Andrew Sabey, Litigation, UC Davis School of Law (1992). Peter Stern, Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1992). In Los Angeles: Matthew Berger, Business, Hastings College of the Law (1992). Michael Katz, Litigation, New York University School of Law (1992). Lisa von der Mehden, Labor and Employment, University of Chicago Law School (1992). Marc Young, Real Estate, University of Utah College of Law (1991). In New York: John Cleary II, Business, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (1991). Joseph Herz, Business, Boston University School of Law (1991). In Denver: Tarek Saad, Litigation, University of Texas School of Law (1992). In Washington, D.C.: Charles Kennedy, Litigation, University of Chicago Law School (1976). In Tokyo: Hitoshi Hasegawa, Business, University of Minnesota Law School (1992). Jay Ponazecki, Business, New York University School of Law (1987). In London: Kristian Wiggert, Business, Harvard Law School (1993). COOLEY GODWARD Cooley Godward has elected 11 new partners, one less than last year and below the record level of 14 new partners set in 1998. Six of the new partners are business attorneys and five are litigators. Five are based in Cooley’s Palo Alto office and one in the San Francisco office. Effective Jan. 1, the new partners are:

In Palo Alto: Linda Callison, Litigation, UCLA School of Law (1993). Judith Hasko, Business, University of Wisconsin (1994). Christopher Sundermeier, Litigation, Boston College (1993). Timothy Teter, Litigation, Stanford Law School (1993). Vincent Pangrazio, Business, Loyola Law School (1993). In San Francisco: Kathryn Wheble, Litigation, Georgetown University Law Center (1992). In San Diego: Nancy Denyes Krueger, Business, Boalt Hall School of Law (1993). Carl Sanchez, Business, UCLA School of Law (1993). In Boulder/Denver: Steven Dupont, Business, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1993). Bernard Hatcher, Business, Boalt Hall School of Law (1993). Paul Schwartz, Litigation, University of North Carolina School of Law (1992). ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has elevated 14 attorneys to partner. The firm made nine partners in 2000 and 12 in 1999. Of the six women and eight men who make up this year’s partnership class, there are four in New York, four in San Francisco, three in Silicon Valley, two in Washington, D.C., and one in Los Angeles. “The election of these talented lawyers to Orrick’s partnership reflects our diverse strengths and exciting future,” said chairman Ralph Baxter Jr. “We welcome our new partners and their contributions to expanding our strategic practices in high stakes litigation, intellectual property, corporate and technology, structured finance, employment, emerging companies and venture capital, and bankruptcy law.” The new partners are: In San Francisco: Ana Marie Del Rio, Public Finance, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (1993). Kathy Woeber Gardner, Corporate/Technology, University of Cincinnati College of Law (1988). Peter Root, Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1989). Neal Wolf, Private Finance, University of Chicago Law School (1974). In New York: Lauren Elliot, Litigation, University of Chicago Law School (1994). James Murtha, Patent Litigation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1990). Elaine Stein, Corporate Finance, Benjamin N. Cordozo School of Law (1993). Robert Whitman, Employment, University of Michigan Law School (1989). In Menlo Park: Craig Kaufman, IP Litigation, George Washington University Law School (1992). Amy Landers, IP, Hastings College of the Law (1993). Robert Shwarts, Employment, George Washington University Law School (1990). In Washington, D.C.: Michael Hornstein, Global Energy, St. John’s University School of Law (1980). Michael Mitchell, Structured Finance, Georgetown University Law Center (1986). In Los Angeles: Linda Koffman, Real Estate, Hastings College of the Law (1988). PILLSBURY MADISON & SUTRO Pillsbury Madison & Sutro has elevated 18 attorneys to partnership, including seven in San Francisco and two in Palo Alto. Four of the new partners practice in intellectual property and six practice corporate law. Last year, 590-attorney Pillsbury elevated seven partners. Two years ago, there were 11 new partners. Firmwide, the Pillsbury has about 200 partners. Twelve of the new partners jumped from the rank of senior associate, a position that offers a limited amount of equity participation. Four were senior counsel and two were of counsel. Eight of the new partners are women. Park said Pillsbury is working toward expanding and increasing its leverage. Currently, the firm has about two associates per partner but would like to be at three per partner in the future. Effective Jan. 1, the new partners are:

In San Francisco: Gregor Baer, Business, University of Virginia School of Law (1986). Brent Brougher, Litigation, Hastings College of the Law (1993). Norman Carlin, Environmental, Harvard Law School (1994). Patrick Lawler, Business, University of Chicago Law School (1992). Theresa Guy Moran, Corporate/Securities, Stanford Law School (1992). Morgan Smock, Commercial Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1990). Laura Watts, Tax, University of Georgia School of Law (1991). In Palo Alto: Davina Kaile, Corporate/Securities, Georgetown University Law Center (1994). Brian Beatus, IP Litigation, Boston University School of Law (1993). In San Diego: Laura Licht, Employment, Hastings College of Law (1993). Elizabeth Ryner, Corporate/Securities, University of San Diego Law School (1992). Jan Webster, Employment, UC Davis School of Law (1989). In Washington, D.C.: Paul Kruse, Trademark, Vanderbilt Law School (1989). Anthony Miele, IP, George Washington University Law School (1993). Robert Walters, IP, University of North Carolina (1985). In Costa Mesa: Ralph Blakeney, Business/Real Estate Litigation, Loyola Law School (1987). Melody Williams Dapp, Complex Business Litigation, Loyola Law School (1991). In Los Angeles: Deborah Thoren-Peden, Banking/E-Commerce, University of Southern California Law School (1982). HELLER EHRMAN WHITE & MCAULIFFE Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe partners welcomed 14 to their ranks for 2001. The new crop of equity shareholders is 40 percent larger than the class the firm elected last year and double the size of the class it elected the year before. “Our view is that this group of people is going to build the strength of the firm and increase the opportunities for everybody,” said Heller chairman Barry Levin. This year, the firm added 90 lawyers — including 15 lateral hires — to its 11 offices, with the bulk going to New York, Washington, D.C., San Diego, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The new partners are:

In San Francisco: Adam Cole, Insurance/Litigation, Harvard Law School (1989). Neil Popovic, International/Criminal Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1987). Mary Riley, Employment, Fordham University School of Law (1987). Randall Schai, Corporate, University of Saskatchewan (1991). In Menlo Park: Kyle Guse, Corporate, Santa Clara University School of Law (1992). L.J. Chris Martiniak, IP/Tech Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1974). Harold Milstein, IP, Hofstra University School of Law (1983). Nitin Subhedar, IP Litigation, University of Michigan Law School (1993). In Seattle: Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Environmental, George Washington University (1988). Audrey Hwang, Corporate/IP, Fordham University School of Law (1993). Angela Niemann, Insurance Coverage, University of Michigan (1992). Jonathan Palmer, Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1993). In Los Angeles: David Chernek, Banking/Litigation, Boston College (1990). In San Diego: David Hall, Patent, University of Southern California (1984). THELEN REID & PRIEST Eight new partners were elected this year at Thelen Reid & Priest offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. The additions bring the firm to 199 partners and 226 associates. “We’re delighted to welcome these highly skilled attorneys to the partnership,” said Nelson Freed, the firm’s executive director. “Their contributions have played an important role in serving many of our largest clients. And as partners they will help position us for further growth.” In San Francisco: Louis Cisz III, Commercial Litigation, University of Utah College of Law (1989). David Crutcher, Tax, Benefits, Trusts and Estates, McGeorge School of Law (1986). Arthur Kolios, Project and Asset Finance, New York University School of Law (1992). James Ostertag, Commercial Litigation, Hastings College of the Law (1991). In New York: Sharon Carlstedt, Commercial Litigation, Georgetown University Law Center (1992). Jeffrey Rosenstein, Construction, George Washington University Law School (1992). In Los Angeles: Jeffrey Sinek, Commercial Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1987). In San Jose: Keith Slenkovich, Complex Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1987). FENWICK & WEST Fenwick & West’s partnership class of 2001 numbers six, down from 10 last year. This year’s small partner class ensures the firm’s profits will be shared by a select few. The 300-lawyer firm has grown significantly, up from 207 in 1998. But the ranks of partners at Fenwick are still relatively small. The newest additions, voted in by the partners last weekend, bring the total to 77 — all equity partners. Fenwick chairman Gordon Davidson, recently elected to a sixth, one-year term, said the firm has added many young associates in recent years, boosting the firm’s leverage and profits per partner. He said the firm is not attempting to limit access to the partner ranks and is hoping to bring on board more senior associates and lateral partners. “We think we’re in the market for some lateral partners in corporate,” Davidson said. The new partners are: In Palo Alto: Virginia DeMarchi, IP/Litigation, Harvard Law School (1993). Richard Dickson, Business, Stanford Law School (1994). Robert Freedman, Business, Stanford Law School (1993). Michelle Lee, IP, Stanford Law School (1992). William Schreiber, Business, Boalt Hall School of Law (1993). Shawna Swanson, Labor and employment/Litigation, Harvard Law School (1993). MCCUTCHEN, DOYLE, BROWN & ENERSEN McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen partners elected eight new partners for 2001. The firm also voted to elect four attorneys to counsel, an intermediate step at the firm between partner and associate. “We are particularly proud that they represent not only our new generation, but the new economy, with five of our new partners in our Palo Alto office, and the others with significant practices in technology and the Internet,” firm chairman James Hunt said. The new class comprises one woman and seven men. McCutchen now has 312 lawyers, including 102 partners; 25.5 percent of the partners are women. The new partners are: In Palo Alto: J. David Hadden, Tech/IP Litigation, Yale Law School (1994). Alan Hodes, Patent/IP Litigation, Hastings College of the Law (1993). Daniel Meyers, Business, Harvard Law School (1990). Michael Pyle, Commercial Litigation, Stanford Law School (1994). James Snell, IP/Antitrust Litigation, Hastings College of the Law (1994). In San Francisco: David Beck, Patent, Hastings College of the Law (1994). Frank Kennamer, Litigation/Appeals, Hastings College of the Law (1990). In Walnut Creek: Barbara Schussman, Land Use/Environmental Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1989). LITTLER MENDELSON Littler Mendelson has elevated to partner 12 attorneys from nine different offices. Two attorneys were made partner in the employment firm’s San Francisco office, and one in San Jose. Two attorneys made partner in both the Los Angeles and Seattle offices, and the firms elevated one attorney from each of the following offices: San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Washington, D.C. ‘These new shareholders have diverse expertise that will strengthen and enhance our practice,” said managing director Wendy Tice-Wallner. “The fact that we are adding so many of these talented people to our offices outside of California demonstrates the power of Littler Mendelson as a national labor and employment resource.” In San Francisco: Rod Fliegel, Golden Gate University School of Law (1993). Michael Mankes, University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1995). In San Jose: Neda Dal Cielo, Santa Clara University School of Law (1992). In Los Angeles: Barrett Green, McGill University Law School (1989). Douglas Wickham, Georgetown University Law Center (1986). In Seattle: Eileen Weresch-Doornink, Seattle University School of Law. James Webber, University of Southern California Law School (1985). In San Diego: Michel Duquella, University of San Diego School of Law (1994). In Chicago: Shanthi Gaur, University of Chicago Law School (1994). In Dallas: Paolo McKeeby, University of Chicago Law School (1992). In New York: Domenique Camacho Moran, Notre Dame Law School. Washington, D.C.: Maria Perugini, Columbus School of Law (1993). CROSBY, HEAFEY, ROACH & MAY Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May pumped some new blood into the firm’s partnership ranks with its promotion of four new partners. Last year, Crosby, Heafey elected five Los Angeles-based attorneys to its partnership. This year’s new partners all come from Bay Area offices. Geography, however, did not play a factor in the promotions, said San Francisco managing partner John Siamas. “It’s very much looked at from a firmwide perspective,” he said. “It just so happened that these folks were clearly ready to become partners.” In Oakland: Peter Laufenberg, Commercial Litigation, Boalt Hall School of Law (1994).

In San Francisco: John Bovich, IP/Product Liability, University of Wisconsin (1990). Michele Floyd, Commercial Litigation, Fordham University School of Law (1992)

Paul Mohun, Real Estate, University of San Francisco School of Law (1992). SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD Litigation boutique Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold has elevated five attorneys to partner. The new partners bring the total number of partners to 90. The 270-attorney firm also named Scott Mroz managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office and Greg Rimes as the firm’s first chief operating officer. David Bordon, who held dual posts as firmwide and S.F. managing partner, will continue to serve as head of the firm and focus on Sedgwick’s long-range growth plans, which he said may include a new office. Sedgwick has eight offices, three in California and others in New York, Chicago, London, Zurich and Paris. The new partners are: In San Francisco: Randall Block, Complex Commercial Litigation/Real Estate, University of Wisconsin Law School (1985). Gayle Gough, Product Liability/Complex Litigation, University of San Francisco School of Law (1991). Gary Sheppard, Real Estate, Hastings College of the Law (1974). In Chicago: Marc Pearlman, Insurance, University of Michigan (1991). In London: Mark Chudleigh, Insurance, Inns of Court School of Law (1990).

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.