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Hanson Bridgett Welcomes Partner Andrew Bassak and Senior Counsel Christopher Rheinheimer

May 1, 2019 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Hanson Bridgett is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Andrew Bassak and Christopher Rheinheimer to the firm.

Bassak joins as partner in the firm's litigation section, most recently having served as partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP for more than 20 years. He has advised and represented clients who are key players in leading industries such as real estate, energy and utilities, environmental, financial services, and more. Bassak's wide-ranging experience encompasses all aspects of business trials, resolving varied commercial disputes in federal and state courts as well as arbitration, including cross-border disputes. Outside of his practice, Bassak has served as president of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and has been honored with California Lawyer Magazine's California Lawyer of the Year Award.

"Drew's breadth of knowledge and impressive track record in business trial and litigation make him an incredible asset to our clients," said Section Leader Batya Forsyth.

"I'm very pleased to join Hanson Bridgett," said Bassak. "The firm shares many of my values and my commitment to service, with demonstrated regional expertise I can bring to bear in implementing effective strategies to accomplish client objectives. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the firm's future."

Bassak joins Hanson Bridgett following the recent addition of Senior Counsel Christopher Rheinheimer, who joined the firm's real estate and environmental section in April. Similar to Bassak, Rheinheimer served in the San Francisco office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, and prior to that, Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice involves complex trials and litigation, focusing on representing and advising clients in environmental, energy, and real estate-related matters, including representation for leading energy companies, national health care organizations, and numerous real estate developers and investors. Rheinheimer adds to Hanson Bridgett's strong Environment and Natural Resources practice group.

"It's a delight to welcome both Drew and Chris to the firm," said Managing Partner Andrew Giacomini. "Their combined experience and strategic approach to resolving disputes is invaluable and will further expand Hanson Bridgett's key differentiators in the legal space."

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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