Short Takes: Judges, Who’s Who, Media Coverage

jack_leeIn his capacity as chair of Senator Barbara Boxer’s Judicial Selection Commission, partner Jack Lee participated in a panel on “How Do You Become A Federal Judge? Demystifying the Nominating Process for Federal Judicial Appointments” on May 26 at the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

The panel was part of a workshop presented in response to the likely vacancies of Northern California federal district court judgeships expected over the next year or two due to retirements and the addition of several new judicial positions.

Participants learned about preparing for and applying for a Federal judicial appointment in California and how the nominating process works. In addition to Lee, the panel included: Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel (Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California), Louise Renne (Chair, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee) and moderator Kathryn J. Fritz (Managing Partner of Fenwick & West).

From the 2009 edition of “Who’s Who Legal: California”: “The ‘highly capable’ Lynda Won-Chung at Minami Tamaki LLP attracted a great deal of praise. Won-Chung manages the firm’s South Bay office and focuses on work for hi-tech clients as well as representing start-up companies. Joining her is partner Minette Kwok who represents IT, finance, engineering and manufacturing industries, as well as non-profit organizations.”

MT associate Bethany Caracuzzo and Charles C. Kelly II, a partner at the law offices of Hersh & Hersh in San Francisco, authored an article in the May 2009 issue of Plaintiff Magazine, “Attacking the token 998 offer,” in which the authors argue that token offers violate the policy behind Section 998, are therefore void and do not entitle defendants to expert costs. (Read the full article here.)

MT was featured prominently in an article in the May 2009 issue of California Lawyer magazine titled “Making Rain in a Drought,” reporting that despite the recession, small and midsize firms are thriving by making the most of their modest scale and flexibility.

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