Associates Bao D. Nguyen and Samantha A. Heep Join the Firm’s Oakland Office

OAKLAND (June 12, 2017) – Donahue Fitzgerald welcomes associates Bao D. Nguyen and Samantha A. Heep to its Oakland office.

Bao joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Litigation practice focusing on employment and intellectual property issues. Prior to joining Donahue Fitzgerald, Bao practiced civil litigation at a mid-sized law firm. During law school, Bao externed at the Department of Labor for District Chief Judge Jennifer Gee’s office and worked on administrative law matters, addressing complex multi-agency issues related to workers benefits under various federal statutes. He is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and is an East Bay Naturalization Collaborative volunteer. Bao earned his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and his B.A., with honors, from UC Santa Barbara.

Samantha joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Business and Corporate and Estates and Trusts practices. Prior to law school, Samantha worked as an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research in Menlo Park, as a research associate in Economics Department at Columbia University in New York, and as an equity derivatives analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. During law school, Samantha was a member of Boalt Hall’s Women’s Association and participated in various pro bono projects. Samantha earned her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, honors in Economics, from Wellesley College.

About Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP is a full-service law firm with more than fifty attorneys located in three Bay Area offices in Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Larkspur. Donahue Fitzgerald provides legal advice and representation in all aspects of business and corporate law, employment, intellectual property, real estate and construction, franchise, legal cannabis, and tax, as well as trusts and estates and litigation. The firm was founded in 2014 with the merger of two of California’s oldest and venerable law firms, Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP and Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP.