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Aug 15 2018

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition

OAKLAND (August 15, 2018) – Three attorneys from Donahue Fitzgerald were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019: Dawn Newton, Franchise Law Merrill J. Schwartz, Corporate Law Kristin A. Pace, Tax Law The Best Lawyers in America rankings are based solely on peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their colleagues. As lawyers do not […]

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Aug 10 2018

Twitter Account Is Trade Secret, Publisher Says, Testing Law

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Jul 25 2018

Senior Counsel Holiday D. Powell Joins the Firm’s Oakland Office

Holiday joins the firm from Clark Hill PLC, where she focused on complex business and product liability litigation. She defends Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and individual client from a variety of sectors, such as technology, life sciences, and insurance, in class actions, MDLs, and individual cases across the country in state and federal […]

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Jul 18 2018

Nonprofits Need to Know About the New “ABC Test” for Classifying Independent Contractors

The case – Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court – is aimed at making it harder for companies like Uber and Lyft to use independent contractors, but the breadth of the Court’s ruling extends beyond the Gig Economy, impacting every industry, including the nonprofit sector. In the Dynamex Operations West case, the California Supreme […]

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Jul 10 2018

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Kristin A. Pace: Estate and Probate Wilfred F. Roberge, Jr.: Estate and Probate Mary M. Rudser: Estate and Probate Elizabeth M. Engh: Estate and Probate David A. Stein: Construction Litigation Jonathan McNeil Wong: Immigration Practice areas represented include estate and probate, construction litigation, and immigration. All recognized attorneys have been honored for five years or […]

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Jun 15 2018

Associates Michelle E. Hernandez and Priscilla N. Hatton Join Donahue Fitzgerald

Michelle joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Business and Corporate, Nonprofit, and Real Estate practices. While attending law school, Michelle was a student honors intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a legal intern with the Energy and Telecommunications Team of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and a legal intern with the Clorox Company’s international in-house legal team […]

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Mar 1 2018

Associate Michael Perez Joins the Firm’s Walnut Creek Office

Michael joins the firm from Cooley LLP, where he represented emerging and high-growth companies and their investors in connection with company formation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings.  Michael received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis and his law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). […]

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Jan 10 2018

New Donahue Fitzgerald Partner Named

Sophia E.C. Schwartz has been named partner at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP. A graduate of the University of California, Hastings School of Law, Ms. Schwartz was recruited by the firm during her second year of law school and has been an associate for the past seven years, concentrating her practice in Business and Corporate and Intellectual […]

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Jan 3 2018

Sweeping New Music Law Expedites A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify

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Jan 3 2018

LA punk rock band NOFX aims to share in $1.6 billion Spotify suit

Read the full article, LA punk rock band NOFX aims to share in $1.6 billion Spotify suit.

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