Dale Lum, a partner in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin, has been named the cochair of the board of directors of the California Minority Counsel Program for a two-year term. Lum has served on the Board since 2010, and as the treasurer and member of the executive committee since 2011. He is a 1982 graduate of Columbia University School of Law.


Costa Mesa law firm Greenberg Gross hired five new associates. Daniel Gutenplan, a sixth-year associate, joined from Lavely & Singer. He graduated from UCLA Law School in 2008.

Jesse Bolling joined from Knobbe Martens. She graduated from UCLA Law School in 2012. Greenberg Gross added two 2013 graduates of UC Irvine Law School: Leanna Costantini and Adam Sechooler. Frank Mickadeit, a 2013 graduate of Chapman Law School, also joined the firm. Previously, Mickadeit was a columnist for the Orange County Register. His columns have been nominated by his newspaper for the Pulitzer Prize on three separate occasions, most recently in 2012.


Sidley Austin has elected Gabriel MacConaill to partner in Los Angeles, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He is a member of the corporate reorganization and bankruptcy group, and he graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2005.

O’Melveny & Myers has promoted the following associates to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2014. David Almeling, a member of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice in San Francisco, represents technology companies in intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation. He joined O’Melveny in 2005 after clerking for Judge Gerald Tjoflat of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In 2004, Almeling received a J.D. from Duke University. Molly Lens, a member of the business trial and litigation group in the firm’s Century City office, has led complex civil litigation, class action, arbitration, high-profile entertainment and regulatory investigation teams. Lens clerked for Judge Harriet O’Neill of the Texas Supreme Court after receiving a J.D. in 2003 from the University of Michigan Law School. She joined the firm in 2012. Vision Winter, a member of the intellectual property and technology practice in Los Angeles, previously worked at Procter & Gamble as a power and controls project engineer. Winter joined O’Melveny in 2004 after receiving a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Jones Day has named the following lawyers to the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Peter Davids, a member of the issues and appeals practice in Los Angeles, received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2003. Haley McIntosh, a member of the energy practice in Los Angeles, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2003. Catherine Nasser, a labor and employment attorney in San Francisco, graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2004. Kathleen Wallace, who focuses her practice on antitrust and competition in Los Angeles, graduated from University of Southern California School of Law in 2004. Jordan Zamir, a mergers and acquisitions attorney in Silicon Valley, received his J.D. from UCLA in 2001.

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