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Community News – October 2017

HALI ANDERSONWilson Turner Kosmo LLP   is pleased to announce that Hali   Anderson has joined the firm   as a senior associate and Nicole   Ambrosetti and Alexandra   Preece have joined the firm as   associates.   Anderson joins the firm’s   Employment Practice Group.   Prior to joining Wilson Turner   Kosmo, Anderson was a labor   and employment associate at   Sheppard Mullin Richter &   Hampton LLP. She received her   J.D. from the University of San   Diego School of Law and her   B.A. from American University.   Ambrosetti joins the firm’s   Business, Product Liability   and Warranty Practice Groups.   NICOLE AMBROSETTIPrior to joining Wilson Turner   Kosmo, Ambrosetti was an   associate at Crowell & Moring   LLP in Orange County. She   received her J.D. from the   University of California, Irvine   School of Law and her B.A.   from Duke University.   Preece joins the firm’s Product   Liability and Warranty Practice   Groups. Prior to joining Wilson   Turner Kosmo, Preece was an associate at Gordon and   Rees LLP representing clients in commercial litigation   matters. She also previously worked for a department   of the State of California, representing the State in   actions involving tort, employment law, construction   arbitration, and eminent domain. ALEXANDRA PREECEPreece received her   J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego   School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from the   University of California, Los Angeles.

AUBREY HADDACHDinsmore & Shohl LLP attorney   Aubrey Haddach has accepted her   appointment to serve as co-chair of the   American Bar Association’s Biotechnology   Law Committee for the 2017-2018 bar   year. Haddach had been the committee’s   vice-chair since March.   With more than 400,000 members,   the American Bar Association is one   of the largest voluntary professional   membership organizations in the world.   The Biotechnology Law Committee, part of the ABA Section of   Science & Technology, keeps the public informed on an array of   topics relating to biotechnology, including research, regulatory,   patent, and clinical medicine issues.   Haddach, a member of Dinsmore’s Intellectual Property   Department, represents clients ranging from small businesses   to Fortune 500 companies. She began her career in the labs of   biotech and pharmaceutical companies, having worked as both a   medicinal and process research chemist.

STEVE YUNKERAfter a 23-year partnership, Yunker &   Schneider announces that Steve Yunker   is retiring from full-time practice, and   will continue part-time in San Diego and   on Maui with his wife Chris of 40 years.   Steve joined Luce Forward in 1983 and   became a partner in 1989. In 1994, Steve   and his partner David Schneider left Luce   Forward to start their own firm. During   his more than three decades as a practicing   attorney, Steve engaged whole heartedly in   an active civil practice while also devoting   considerable time helping the less fortunate   on a pro bono basis, including political   asylees, victims of 9-11 and migrant workers.   DAVID SCHNEIDERPartner David Schneider will now join   with long-time friend, colleague, and   fellow Luce Forward alumnus Michael   Branch to start the new firm, Schneider   & Branch. David and Mike each have   almost 30 years of experience as civil trial   lawyers, representing individuals, small businesses and Fortune   500 companies. They will continue to represent plaintiffs and   defendants in business and real property litigation as well as   plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury matters. Steve will be of   counsel to the new firm.

CHRISTOPHER V. HAWKINSSullivan Hill shareholder Christopher   V. Hawkins has been appointed Vice   President of the California Bankruptcy   Forum for the 2017-2018 term. As Vice   President, Hawkins will manage the Pro   Bono Project and oversee all pro bono   efforts of CBF. CBF is committed to   supporting pro bono efforts of the various   local Bankruptcy Forums and County Bar   Associations throughout the state.   The California Bankruptcy Forum is an   organization comprised of various professional disciplines that   are involved in the bankruptcy system and process in the State of   California. The primary purpose of CBF is to provide educational   support and a structure of communication between its members   to provide better service to the public. Visit

DAVID J. NOONANNoonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP   has announced that David J. Noonan,   James R. Lance and Ethan T. Boyer all   received the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®   distinction for Commercial Litigation,   with Noonan also receiving distinctions   for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Legal   Malpractice Law—Defendants.  JAMES R. LANCE David J. Noonan has built an impressive   career—representing high profile clients,   and serving in leadership positions in San   Diego’s major legal organizations. He has   served as president of the San Diego County   Bar Association, the San Diego Volunteer   Lawyer Program, the San Diego County   Bar Foundation and ABOTA, San Diego   Chapter. ETHAN T. BOYERHe has been recognized by Best   Lawyers for over 22 years.   James R. Lance is a founding partner   of NoonanLance. Lance has tried cases in   federal and state courts for both plaintiffs   and defendants. For the past six years,   Lance has been awarded the Best Lawyers   designation for Commercial Litigation.   In 2013, Lance accepted admission to   ABOTA.   As managing partner of NoonanLance,   Ethan T. Boyer dedicates his practice to   resolving complex business and commercial   disputes. Since 2015, Boyer has been named   one of the Best Lawyers in America® by his   peers for Commercial Litigation. Boyer previously served on the   board of directors for the San Diego County Bar Foundation and   San Diego Barristers Club.


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