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JAMS added to Irvine base Keith D. Koeller to its panel as mediator, arbitrator, arbitrator and special master. He joins from Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson and Haluck, where he was a founding partner. He has experience in cases relating to complex commercial and residential construction defects, construction claims, government liability, insurance coverage, serious injury and wrongful death.
Andrew Crowl joined Miller Starr RegaliaCommon Interest Development Practice Group as a Transactional Partner. Crowl was most recently with Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti. He is based at the head office in Walnut Creek.
Associate Robert J. Im is now part of McGlinchey Staffordthe commercial litigation and consumer financial services team. He will work in the firm’s Irvine office, where he will litigate matters related to mortgage banking, commercial and commercial contract disputes, tort and negligence claims, corporate governance and partnerships, as well as ‘at work and employment. According to LinkedIn, he was previously a partner at Rogers nemeth germain.
Aileen McGrath, formerly co-head of appeal litigation in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior advisor. She will work at the Supreme Court and Cabinet Appeals Practice, where she will handle appellate litigation at the federal and state levels. McGrath is based in San Francisco.
Former McDermott Will and Emery lawyer Jorge Arciniega is now a partner at Loeb and Loeb. He joins the company’s media and advanced technology department in Los Angeles. Arciniega manages complex trademark and copyright issues.
Judicate West added Robert o’hair to his list of neutrals in Sacramento. O’Hair is a former judge pro tem of the Sacramento County Superior Court and Sacramento Small Claims Court and was most recently associated with Woodruff, O’Hair, Posner and Salinger. He will mediate and arbitrate cases involving family law, as well as complex corporate, business, real estate and tax issues.
Michael R. Guerrero left Ballard spahr for Hinshaw and Culbertson, where he will serve as a partner. He joins the firm’s financial services regulatory and compliance practice and has experience advising businesses on topics such as point-of-sale and personal property finance and leasing, hire purchase products and installment loans. Guerrero is based in Los Angeles.
Virgin rome introduced the Anthony R. Callobre as an associate in his Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group and Financial Services Industry Group in Los Angeles. He was previously a shareholder of Buchalter. He represents clients in debt financing, commercial lending and corporate finance cases.
A group of five lawyers joined Fisher phillips“Practice of litigation in California. Avocado Andrew Saxon and Albert Lin will be based in Irvine’s office at the company; associates Krystle Meyer and Christina vier will be based in the company’s Los Angeles office; and associate Megan Clark will be based in San Francisco. According to LinkedIn, Saxon was most recently with Carlson and Jayakumar; Lin was with Lynberg and Watkins; Meyer was with Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell; Vier was with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith; and Clark was with Severson and Werson.
CDF labor law the partners Corey J. Cabral and Thomas B. Song were elected respectively Chair of the Litigation Practice Group under the firm’s Private Attorneys General Act and Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group. Cabral, based in Sacramento, handles complex and complex legal proceedings under the Private Attorneys Act. Song, based in Orange County, focuses his practice on employment law.
Ryan J. Szczepanik, director at Orinda Hartog, Baer and Hand, was elected Chairman of the East Bay Trust and Estate Lawyers. Szczepanik is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and estate law. His practice focuses on fiduciary and estate litigation.
Based in San Diego Higgs Fletcher and Mack added Steven Brunolli to its business litigation, health law and employment law practice groups. Brunolli was previously a lawyer with the firm in its commercial litigation and writs and appeals practice groups. He also practiced as a legal extern with U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Los Angeles Law Firm Pircher, Nichols and Meeks brought on associate Justin C. Adofina. He will work in the real estate department of the company. He joined the firm after serving as a Federal Sector Clerk in the Hearings Unit of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Officer in the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office.