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Allison Woodall Named a Managing Counsel for the University of California (March 18, 2010)

Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that Allison M. Woodall, a San Francisco-based partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Section, has been named Managing Counsel of the Labor, Employment and Benefits Group in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of California. 

"We are proud that Allison has chosen to begin a new career in public service with one of our long-term clients, and we wish her the very best," stated Andrew G. Giacomini, Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett. "We have worked with the University of California for more than 25 years, and we are honored that they have recognized, in a very real way, the talent and expertise that our firm offers." 

In her new position, effective March 29, Ms. Woodall will report to Jeffrey A. Blair, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Labor and Employment, in the University of California Office of the President in Oakland. As Managing Counsel, Ms. Woodall will manage the attorneys in the labor, employment and benefits group and provide advice and counsel to senior management on complex labor and employment matters. 

"Allison has already made a significant contribution to the University of California as an attorney with Hanson Bridgett," Mr. Blair stated. "Her enthusiasm, expertise and skill will play a valuable role in helping the University meet the challenges of the future." 

As a partner at Hanson Bridgett, Ms. Woodall's practice has focused on representing employers against a wide variety of claims in state and federal court and in traditional labor law matters, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration. She also has counseled employers on matters including wage and hour issues, personnel policies and harassment complaints. 

\Ms. Woodall is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1995 and her B.A., with high distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. 

About Hanson Bridgett LLP 

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento and Silicon Valley. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. We understand our clients' businesses and practice law in a way that reflects that understanding. More information » 

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Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas.

Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders.

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