You have read in this column about the financial pinch Gov. Brown and the Legislature have put on the San Diego Superior Court.
This was supposed to be the year where mid- to regional law firms were supposed to find some financial stability, some profit and loss breathing room, after laboring through five or six years of merger and acquisition and real estate drought.
It’s time to vote for next year’s leadership of the San Diego County Bar Association, and you should do it. Mostly, because you’ll be able to say you did at the SDCBA’s excellent Holiday Party, where new leadership is sworn in, but there are probably other good reasons as well.
I just completed my judging form of the San Diego Business Journal’s General Counsel of the Year Awards.
Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP is 75 years young this year and last week held a fine reception to recognize that in its newly remodeled, 26th floor offices downtown.
Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP recently announced that Katherine M. Hoffman has joined the firm as partner.
LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem
A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP partner Dennis Doucette was elected board president of the Association for Corporate Growth. Doucette, who leads Procopio’s corporate and securities practice group, has been on the ACG’s board for five years and has chaired its programs committee for the past 18 months.
San Diego attorneys are really interesting people with varied interests and pursuits, but Harold Small, you might say, takes the cake. He has been elected bailli délégué — or just president to us commoners — of the Bailliage des Etats-Unis of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest international food and wine society.
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has hired three new associates: Trent Andrews, Natalie Mueller and Juan Pablo Zaragoza. Andrews’ practice encompasses business and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, securities matters, leveraged buyouts, corporate governance and other complex business transactions.