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Hanson Bridgett Announces Partnership Promotions - 5 partners and 8 senior counsel promoted

January 2, 2014 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Hanson Bridgett LLP announces that it has elevated five attorneys to partner and eight attorneys to senior counsel effective January 1, 2014. This is one of the largest classes of promotions for the firm in the last ten years. These promotions highlight the firm's continued success as well as its commitment to diversity.

Molly Kaban, Leslie Keil, Erin McDonough, Shayna van Hoften, and Mohammad Walizadeh have been named partners.

"Diversity has always been an important part of our culture and the roster of 2014 promotions further signifies the firm's commitment to a diverse workforce," said Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner. “I am so proud of these talented lawyers, and look forward to seeing great things from them all.”

Molly Kaban is a vital member of the firm's Labor and Employment Section and was selected to succeed Jerry Schaefer as chief labor negotiator for the Golden Gate Bridge. Leslie Keil is an accomplished corporate attorney with expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Erin McDonough is a leader in the firm’s construction practice in Sacramento. Shayna van Hoften has expertise in a wide range of public law issues, including conflicts of interest, elections and civil rights law compliance. Mohammad Walizadeh is an experienced litigator, with an emphasis on real estate and commercial matters. All five attorneys were formerly senior counsel.

The firm also has promoted Adam Gopin, Nancy Hilu, Laila Jadelrab Louridas, John Klotsche, Julie Sherman, Gilbert Tsai, Samantha Wolff, and Anita Zerounian to Senior Counsel. These attorneys represent a range of practice areas including corporate, real estate, public agency, construction, litigation and labor and employment. All of them were previously Hanson Bridgett associates.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. We are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.
Michelle Klopp
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Director of Business Development
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