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Law Firm Adds Partner, Renames Itself Haeggquist & Eck LLP

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, the San Diego law firm that negotiated a $25 million settlement on behalf of students who attended Donald Trump’s Trump University last year, has renamed itself Haeggquist & Eck LLP following the hire of new partner Kathleen Herkenhoff.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 11, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »

Experienced IP Attorneys Added To An Already Skilled Practice

Howard Wisnia and James Conley have joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as intellectual property partners in the firm’s San Diego office. Both have significant experience in patent litigation, adding to one of Pillsbury’s most active practices and one of its busiest offices. They come to the firm from Mintz Levin.

By Randy Frisch June 8, 2017 2:38 p.m. share »
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Index Shows Local Cos. Confident in Themselves, Their Sectors

Local business owners remain optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, with about twice as many predicting growth as stability and only a small percentage expecting declines. The findings are from the San Diego Business Journal-Cal State University San Marcos Business Confidence Index.

June 8, 2017 2:37 p.m. share »

Companies Mold Travel Perks Into Journeys of Growth

The nonprofit Incentive Research Foundation estimates that U.S. businesses spend $22.5 billion annually on incentive travel perks, geared to rewarding worker performance and discouraging those top employees from flirting with career prospects at other companies.

By Lou Hirsh June 8, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »
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Cathy Baur Appointed VP at Cal State San Marcos

California State University San Marcos has named Cathy Baur vice president for university advancement.

By Brad Graves June 8, 2017 2:09 p.m. share »
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Tamara Romeo to Chair Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Board

San Diego State University's Fowler College of Business has named Tamara Romeo chairwoman of the advisory board for the college’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 7, 2017 10:38 a.m. share »

National Law Firm Relocates Its San Diego Office

National law firm Wilson Elser has relocated its downtown San Diego office to 1 Columbia Place, 401 W. A Street, 19th floor.

By SDBJ Staff June 2, 2017 9:56 a.m. share »
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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Budget Could be Trump’s Thump to Life Sciences

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes deep cuts in biomedical programs that could cripple San Diego’s life science industry. Possibly worst hit would be local jobs.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »
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Frederick Brown Named GM at iMatrix

Frederick Brown has been named general manager of iMatrix, a Sorrento Mesa-based internet marketing company specializing in the chiropractic, veterinary, beauty and eye care industries.

By Brad Graves May 31, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

SDSU's New Business School Dean Had Troubles in Texas

San Diego State University has named Lance Nail dean of its Fowler School of Business. He will begin Aug. 3.

By Brad Graves May 30, 2017 4:39 p.m. share »

(W)right On Communications Opens Office in Los Angeles

Solana Beach-based public relations agency (W)right On Communications Inc. has opened an office in Los Angeles.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 30, 2017 3:14 p.m. share »

Internet-of-Things Data May Be a Bonanza for Marketers

Marketers and brands can learn a lot about their customers by watching their internet behavior.

By Brad Graves May 26, 2017 9:51 a.m. share »

Senate Bill Opens 2 a.m. Closing Time to Debate

As a liberal Democrat from Northern California and a conservative Republican from Southern California, the two of us don’t always agree. But both of us came from local government where we represented diverse communities, and we both believe that it’s important that local leaders have as much flexibility as possible to make decisions that are in the best interests of the people they represent.

By Joel Anderson and Scott Wiener May 25, 2017 3:03 p.m. share »

Founder’s Good Spirit, Good Works Are Missed at Firm

Michael J. Duckor died in March, as noted in a previous column. But there is more to say. Duckor, Spradling, Metzger and Wynne is working through the grieving process as happens to firms when one of their founders dies. Gary Spradling and Duckor had the courage to leave the security of their respective practices at Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye, one of San Diego’s largest and respected law firms in 1977.

By Randy Frisch May 25, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »