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Ex-BART Board Member Sentenced for Bribery

Feb. 29, 2000
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - A former member of the BART Board of Directors has been sentenced to three years' probation and forbidden to h...


DA Proposes Background Checks

Feb. 29, 2000
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE -- In an effort to protect residents and neighbors of halfway houses designed for drug and alcohol addicts, the Santa...



Services for Bernard M. Silbert, a veteran Los Angeles attorney, have taken place. Silbert died Feb. 20. He was 85. "He loved ...


SAN FRANCISCO - Associate Justice Zerne P. Haning III said last week he will retire from the 1st District Court of Appeal, giv...



White-Collar Defense Lawyer Joins in San Diego

Feb. 29, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Luce Forward WHITE-COLLAR DEFENSE LAWYER JOINS IN SAN DIEGO San Diego-based Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps has recruit...


Walker Takes Reins of Los Angeles Office

Feb. 29, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Dewey Ballantine WALKER TAKES REINS OF LOS ANGELES OFFICE Real estate attorney Paul R. Walker , who left Los Angeles-based Pa...



Planning Commission Plans to Use Zerunyan

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

PLANNING COMMISSION PLANS TO USE ZERUNYAN The planning commission of the city of Rolling Hills Estates appointed Frank V. Zer...


Scanning the Horizon

Feb. 29, 2000
By Columnist

BOTTOM LINE Document imaging, a valuable tool in litigation, is now in affordable reach to most, not just the big law offices....



Littler Refugee Becomes New Employment Head

Feb. 29, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Jones Day LITTLER REFUGEE BECOMES NEW EMPLOYMENT HEAD Labor and employment attorney Allison R. Michael has left Littler Mende...


Snooping City Attorney Suit Loses Main Claims

Feb. 29, 2000
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Thursday gutted a former San Jose deputy city attorney's lawsuit against ...



Justice Bites the

Feb. 29, 2000
By Columnist

By John M. Curtis Scrambling to find a way to pay the astronomical sums from Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart scandal, ...


Power Train

Feb. 29, 2000
By Contributing Writer

By Marty Graham Last summer, Oren Klaff went looking for an idea worth "the calamitous exercise of will" necessary to start a...



...And Nephew and Son Make Four

Feb. 29, 2000
By Katherine Gaidos

With Beverly Hills-based Friedman & Friedman, the phrase "all in the family" takes on new meaning. Not only does the husb...


Rapid Growth of IPO Is in Sequenoms Genes

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

Shearman & Sterling RAPID GROWTH OF IPO IS IN SEQUENOM'S GENES Redwood City's Sequenom began its initial public offering ...



Coblentz Patch Elevates Steinhauer to Partner

Feb. 29, 2000
By Tamara Scott

COBLENTZ PATCH ELEVATES STEINHAUER TO PARTNER Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass of San Francisco has elevated special counsel...


IPO Is Parking Itself in the Garage.com

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

Wilson Sonsini IPO IS PARKING ITSELF IN THE GARAGE.COM Palo Alto's Garage.com recently filed for an initial public offering, ...



BARTKO ZANKEL WELCOMES ASSOCIATES TO TWO GROUPS San Francisco's Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller has added associates Rob...


Another Valley Firm Sets Up Shop in Seattle

Feb. 29, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Gray Cary ANOTHER VALLEY FIRM SETS UP SHOP IN SEATTLE Palo Alto-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich has opened an office i...



Millers Name Is in the Center of Long Beach

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

MILLER'S NAME IS IN THE CENTER OF LONG BEACH California State University, Long Beach has named its new library resources cent...


Softbank Invests $35 Million in Its Rivals

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

Morrison & Foerster SOFTBANK INVESTS $35 MILLION IN ITS RIVALS Seattle-based Rivals.com closed a $35 million equity inves...



Cox Castle Gains More Members on All Levels

Feb. 29, 2000
By Tamara Scott

COX CASTLE GAINS MORE MEMBERS ON ALL LEVELS Los Angeles-based Cox, Castle & Nicholson added one partner and eight associa...


Tumbleweed Rolls Into Computer Security Firm

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

Skadden Arps TUMBLEWEED ROLLS INTO COMPUTER SECURITY CO. Redwood City's Tumbleweed Communications Corp. completed its acquisi...



North, East Bay Offices Add New Shareholders

Feb. 29, 2000
By Tamara Scott

NORTH, EAST BAY OFFICES ADDS NEW SHAREHOLDERS San Leandro-based Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson announced that Rich...


Deal Maker Engineers GRICs IPO

Feb. 29, 2000
By Bobbi Murrayn

Considering the size of the deals he's done and the velocity at which he's accomplished them, it just figures that the only w...



Gadfly Sentenced for Flier Handout

Feb. 29, 2000
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

Gadfly Sentenced For Flier Handout WESTMINSTER - John Merzweiler, the Huntington Beach political gadfly who was prosecuted las...



Nine Plus S3(R) Adds Up to New Purchase

Feb. 29, 2000
By Emma Varesio

Pillsbury Madison NINE PLUS S3(R) ADDS UP TO NEW PURCHASE Santa Clara-based S3(R) Inc. acquired Number Nine Visual Technology...


Muzzled Watchdog

Feb. 29, 2000
By Columnist

THE CLOSER Ethical rules ought to accommodate a public-sector attorney's special role to serve the public trust. By Richard C....



Audio Stream

Feb. 29, 2000
By Columnist

The intellectual-property and free-access communities will be watching the MP3.com lawsuits closely. Audio Stream MP3.com Chal...


San Francisco Office Gains Energy Associate

Feb. 29, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Davis Wright SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE GAINS ENERGY ASSOCIATE Laura K. O'Connor , former in-house counsel to the Sacramento Munici...