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30James P. Hill, a shareholder of the law firm Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Additionally, Hill was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
A founding member of the firm, member of its Executive Committee and chair of the firm’s Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy practice group, Hill practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law. His bankruptcy experience includes representation of creditors, bankruptcy trustees and select bankruptcy debtors in Chapter 11 business reorganization cases. He also works regularly with clients on asset sales and acquisitions, on state and federal court receivership cases, and on business workouts and dissolution matters, among other commercial law matters.

31Jody A. Landry, a shareholder in the San Diego office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been recognized as Best Lawyers Labor Law—Management “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego.
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the longest running and most respected publications in the legal industry, is based entirely on peer review. For the 2017 edition, “Lawyer of the Year” accolades were designated to 5,254 individuals for their truly exemplary work in a specific practice area and metropolitan region, with only one attorney honored per specialty and location.
In her practice, Landry handles a variety of employment litigation matters including single plaintiff, class and collective actions in state and federal courts. She regularly handles class actions involving a variety of wage and hour issues, and frequently works on audits to help clients avoid wage and class actions. Her clients include retailers, service establishments, manufacturing operations, transportation companies and recreational/leisure establishments.

32333435Four lawyers with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP (HechtSolberg) have been designated among the Best Lawyers in America© for 2017 in a total of seven practice areas. The selections were made based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation involving thousands of leading lawyers throughout the United States.
“Three of the honorees, John Hecht, David Bagley II and Paul Robinson, have been listed consistently for 10 years in the area of Real Estate Law, illustrating the firm’s distinction and longevity in serving the real estate investment and development industry,” said Mickey Maher, managing partner at HechtSolberg. “They were joined by Darryl Solberg, who was recognized in three separate practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.”

36Fish & Richardson has announced that San Diego-based IP litigator Juanita Brooks has been named an “Intellectual Property (IP) Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). This year’s IP Trailblazers annual list was culled from hundreds of nominations of leaders in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law.
Brooks, who is a principal in Fish’s Southern California office based in northern San Diego County, has a nationally recognized trial practice specializing in complex IP litigation. She has handled more than 150 trials in her career and has served as lead counsel in more than a dozen patent trials in the last few years. Brooks’ stellar record and reputation as an IP superstar has made her one of the most sought after patent litigators in the nation. Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike turn to Brooks when the financial stakes are high. Her patent litigation success has protected billions of dollars of sales for her clients and made new patent law.

37Higgs Fletcher & Mack has announced that Partner and Business and Corporate Law Attorney R. Michael Jones was named President of the Association for Corporate Growth (AGC) San Diego Chapter.
Elevated from Program Chair to President, Jones is responsible for the leadership of the organization, which includes working with the committee chairs, board of directors and the Executive Director, Judy Susser-Travis.
Known as the organization where executives, investors, lenders, capital providers, business owners and professionals come together to network and learn, ACG lays the foundation for many business deals and transactions while promoting the professional interests of its members through monthly breakfasts, happy hours and other networking events.
Jones represents nearly 40 mid-market companies. His clients are in a wide range of industries including cleantech, electronic design and manufacturing, financial services, architectural services, real estate development, securities brokerage, food manufacturing and distribution, electronic components distribution and health care services. Prior to being named ACG San Diego President, Jones served as President Elect, Program Chair and was a member of the program committee.

38Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce Hang Alexandra Do as the firm’s newest associate. Do joins Seltzer Caplan’s litigation department where her practice will center on insurance law, intellectual property, real property disputes and professional liability disputes.
Prior to joining Seltzer Caplan, Do was a litigation associate at the intellectual property firm Lewis Kohn & Walker. She also served as research assistant to Professor Robert Bohrer at California Western School of Law.
Do received her J.D. from the California Western School of Law in 2015, completed all required coursework for a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from California State University, Fullerton and her B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Riverside.
She is fluent in French and holds dual citizenship with the United States and France.


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