The Ugly Abyss of Racism: The Forced Relocation of Japanese-American Citizens under the Guise of Threat – Lessons for Today

by Kathleen E. Finnerty This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent internment and incarceration of Japanese Americans and others. Recent events have renewed focus on these tragic events: The Trump administration’s attempts to slow or block the immigration of “refugees” from seven Muslim-majority countries and the Executive Orders to…

President’s Message

Challenge – Explain to a 5th Grader What You Do by Sabrina L. Thomas Some of you may remember the television show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” based on a feature in Art Linkletter’s television show, Art Linkletter’s House Party. During the show, Linkletter interviewed children about a variety of subjects and elicited their opinions…

Downey Brand LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Tulin Gurer, Shankar Nair, and Kathryn Patterson have joined the firm. Tulin Gurer joined the Corporate Law practice in Downey Brand’s Sacramento office, where she represents private and public companies and nonprofits in domestic and international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities matters,…

Attorneys Who Volunteer

by Ellen Arabian-Lee Hands-on volunteer work is nothing new for Jonathan Hayes and Catia Saravia of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola, Wood, Campora, LLP. Both have Catholic school backgrounds and recognized the importance of volunteerism at early ages. Hayes even dreamed of joining the Peace Corps, but deferred this dream when he became a busy attorney. Although…

Feature Article

Cyber Insurance 101 for Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms by Rian Jorgensen Suppose tomorrow you come to work, fire up your computer, and instead of getting your usual screen asking for log-in credentials, an ominous message appears advising that your firm’s computer system has been hacked. The “ransom note” states that if a certain amount…

Educating Lawyers for What’s Next

by Francis J. Mootz III   It is now commonplace to acknowledge that there is an ongoing structural transformation in legal practice. There are three principal sources of this disruptive change. First, the modern administrative state has given rise to a complex governing structure that has eclipsed the common law courts. Second, technological advances permit…