Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates Julie Veroff, one of its 2014 Summer Associates, on her clerkship with Justice Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court’s October 2017 term. Julie previously clerked for Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Altshuler Berzon LLP is extremely grateful to its 2016 Summer Associates, who were wonderful colleagues and performed exemplary legal work: Lisa Bixby (Stanford Law School), Ming Cheung (Harvard Law School), Hannah Kieschnick (Stanford Law School), Zach Manfredi (Yale Law School), and Adán Martínez (Yale Law School).
Additionally, Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates them on accepting post-graduation clerkships with federal judges:
Lisa Bixby will be clerking for Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the 2017-18 term.
Ming Cheung will be clerking for Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the 2017-18 term and for Judge Valerie Caproni of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for the 2018-20 terms.
Hannah Kieschnick will be clerking for Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the 2017-18 term and for Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the 2018-19 term.
The law firm typically hires four or five summer associates each year. Information about recruiting is available by clicking here.
Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to announce that P. Casey Pitts became a member of the partnership on January 1, 2017. Casey is a 2008 graduate of Yale Law School. He joined Altshuler Berzon as an associate in 2009 after completing a clerkship with Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the amicus and judiciary committees of BALIF, the San Francisco Bay Area’s LGBT bar association, a volunteer attorney with the Workers’ Rights Clinic of Legal Aid at Work, and was named a “Rising Star” in the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers listings in San Francisco Magazine. As a partner, Casey will continue his practice focusing on representing workers, labor unions, consumers, and public interest organizations in complex impact and appellate litigation.
This month, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal legal newspapers announced the “Top 100 Lawyers in California 2016.” Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Michael Rubin was featured for the victories he and his colleagues at Altshuler Berzon LLP recently achieved in two groundbreaking cases: the Vergara teacher tenure case, in which the California Court of Appeal upheld against constitutional challenge the California Education Code provisions governing public school teacher hiring, retention, dismissals, and lay-offs; and the Walmart warehouse workers litigation, which resulted in a $22.7 million settlement for low-wage, immigrant warehouse workers employed in four Walmart-owned warehouses in California’s Inland Empire.
Recognized for Employment Law Achievement
On March 15, 2016, the Daily Journal awarded its 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Awards to attorneys throughout the state, including three at Altshuler Berzon LLP.
Michael Rubin (who has won five CLAY awards), Jonathan Weissglass (who has won three CLAY awards), and Eric P. Brown won in the category of Employment Law for a class action on behalf of 2,000 low-wage immigrant warehouse workers in four Inland Empire warehouses owned by Walmart.
After four years of litigation, U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder granted final approval of a $22.7 million settlement on behalf of warehouse workers at the Walmart warehouses going back to 2001. As a result of the settlement, several class members received more than $80,000 each, while dozens received more than $20,000 each. The litigation also obtained a TRO and three preliminary injunctions to require accurate recordkeeping and prevent the mass retaliatory termination of warehouse workers.