Meyers Nave is pleased to announce the Daily Journal has named Deborah Fox and Janice Brown to its 2021 list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” The list honors “those whose superior achievement and stellar results place them in a super-elite category.” The honor is one of California’s most highly respected and coveted recognitions of legal expertise, exceptional client service, consistent results and team leadership.
Deborah Fox is the Chair of Meyers Nave’s First Amendment Practice and Trial and Litigation Practice. Her cases frequently attract intense media attention and public scrutiny, including matters of first impression and matters requiring her additional expertise in crisis management. Deborah’s work over the past year has included a Supreme Court decision along with precedent-setting wins and published decisions in the rapidly unfolding chapters of COVID-19 litigation.
Janice Brown is a Principal in Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Practice, Workplace Investigations Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice. Janice assists clients on how to prevent litigation claims and how to mitigate the expense, exposure, and damage to their brands. She is a trusted advisor to clients, an inspirational mentor to colleagues and an influential leader in advancing diversity throughout the legal profession.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that six of our attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Their legal expertise and professional accomplishments reflect the high regard of numerous Meyers Nave practices, including eminent domain, environmental law, land use, litigation, municipal law and natural resources law. Their recognition also demonstrates Meyers Nave’s reputation for excellent client work from attorneys in all of our offices throughout California.
We congratulate the following attorneys:
- Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero, Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation, 2020-2022
- John Bakker, Land Use and Zoning, 2020-2022
- Shaye Diveley, Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, 2011-2022
- Amrit Kulkarni, Litigation-Land Use & Zoning, 2018-2022
- Adam Lindgren, Municipal Law, 2016-2022
- Shiraz Tangri, Litigation-Environmental, 2015-2022
Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based on nomination, voting and evaluation by peers in the same practice area and geographic region. Best Lawyers® assesses the information and checks each attorney’s status with local bar associations. Lawyers do not pay to be included. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is regarded as a definitive guide to excellence in the legal profession.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that Principal Janice Brown has been selected to San Diego Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” 2021 list. She is one of 50 women recognized on this diverse list of honorees acknowledging the accomplishments of these top women in the San Diego region.
Janice is a Principal in Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Law Practice, Workplace Investigations Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice. She has more than 35 years of trial, arbitration and appellate experience in state and federal courts. Brown’s career began in the U.S. Justice Department where she quickly demonstrated expertise that earned her membership in the Honors Program and the “Outstanding Trial Attorney” and “Trial Lawyer of the Year” awards in under three years.
Janice is recognized as a pioneer in the legal profession, as well as a trusted adviser to clients, a mentor to colleagues and a leader in advancing diversity throughout the legal profession. She is regularly asked to speak and consult on diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Active in her legal and local community, Brown has been selected by Senators Boxer, Harris and Padilla to help select federal judges for lifetime employment. She is the former chairwoman of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and is a member of its executive committee.
To see the full list of honorees, please click here.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that six attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 “Northern California Super Lawyers” list and the 2021 “Northern California Rising Stars” list. Published in Super Lawyers Magazine, only up to five percent of the lawyers in California are named to the Super Lawyers list and up to 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
We congratulate our attorneys for this important recognition of their legal expertise and professional accomplishments in both their geographic region and their areas of specialty.
- Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero, Principal – Eminent Domain, 2020-2021
- Eric S. Casher, Principal – State, Local & Municipal Law, 2019-2021
- Shaye Diveley, Principal – Environmental Law, 2012-2021
- Eric Firstman, Principal – Construction Litigation, 2007-2021
- Amrit S. Kulkarni, Principal – Environmental Litigation, 2012-2021
- Alex J. Mog, Of Counsel – State, Local & Municipal Law, 2020-2021
About Super Lawyers®: Super Lawyers evaluates attorneys from firms of all sizes in more than 70 practice areas throughout the United States. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine, publisher of the lists, is distributed to attorneys and ABA-accredited law schools.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that Principal Camille Hamilton Pating has been selected for a consecutive year to the Daily Journal’s 2021 list of California’s “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers.” Camille is Chair of Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Practice and Workplace Investigations Practice. She is a highly respected employment law expert, specializing in independent investigations of high-profile workplace misconduct claims. Camille is an experienced litigator advising and defending employers in litigation, arbitrations and disciplinary hearings and appeals. She is a thought leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and initiatives and develops and leads innovative training programs.
In the past year, Camille has provided advice and counsel to employers on managing COVID-19 issues in the workplace, including return to office issues, ADA accommodation, managing remote employees, trends in COVID-related litigation, leave laws and vaccine policies, while also speaking and advising on diversity and inclusion issues in our legal communities.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that the Los Angeles Business Journal selected Shiraz Tangri, a Principal in Meyers Nave’s statewide Land Use and Environmental Law Practice Group, for a second time to the 2021 edition of LA500 – its list of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles.
As the Journal’s Publisher explained “the 2021 class of the LA500 was faced with challenges over the past year that many may never have to address again. It was a year of difficulty, tragedy, optimism and achievement. It was a year of growth, in so many ways, for our leaders, our communities and our nation. I believe it was a year that our Community of Business ™ can be proud of.”
Meyers Nave proudly announces that the Daily Journal selected Principal Deborah J. Fox to its 2021 list of “Top Women Lawyers” in California. The list honors women lawyers who have made a difference to their clients, their firms and their profession.
The Daily Journal award article features Deborah’s expertise with First Amendment issues, land use litigation and crisis management. “Her work over the past year has included precedent-setting wins and published decisions in the defense of counties, cities and public officials in a rapidly developing wave of state and federal court challenges to shelter in place orders, public health orders, and reopening plans.”
Meyers Nave proudly announces that the Los Angeles Business Journal selected Deborah Fox to its 2021 list of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in Los Angeles. “The women covered in these pages have been recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large. Congratulations to the extraordinary women included this year and thank you for your contributions to the people and businesses of our region.”
The Journal’s description of Deborah’s professional expertise is excerpted below.
Deborah Fox is a principal in the Los Angeles office of Meyers Nave, a member of the firm’s three-person Executive Committee, and the founder and leader of the firm’s Trial & Litigation Practice and First Amendment Practice. The cases Fox handles confirm her reputation as a go-to attorney for high impact complex litigation and crisis management involving controversial matters that are already front-page news or likely to become headlines in the greater Los Angeles region and across the U.S. She is particularly well known for handling cases in new areas of law that define pivotal eras in history that will leave powerful legacies, such as her pioneering COVID-19 litigation that lies at the intersection of law and highly charged considerations for society. She is currently defending counties, cities and public officials in 10 lawsuits throughout California in cases filed by businesses challenging COVID-related restrictions.
Meyers Nave proudly announces that eight attorneys in our Los Angeles and San Diego offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” lists for the Southern California and San Diego regions. Published in Super Lawyers Magazine, only up to five percent of the lawyers in California are named to the Super Lawyers list and only up to 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
These recognitions demonstrate our attorneys’ highly regarded expertise in numerous areas of law, including Environmental Litigation, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment, Employment Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Eminent Domain, Real Estate, Business Litigation, and State, Local & Municipal Law. We congratulate our team for this important recognition of their legal expertise and professional accomplishments in their geographic regions and their areas of specialty.
Los Angeles Office
- Amrit Kulkarni, Principal – Recognized in the Super Lawyers categories of (1) Environmental Litigation and (2) Land Use/Zoning (2012-2021)
- Deborah Fox, Principal – Recognized in the Super Lawyers categories of (1) Constitutional Law, (2) State, Local & Municipal, (3) Land Use/Zoning and (4) General Litigation (2017-2021)
- Jon Goetz, Senior Of Counsel – Recognized in the Super Lawyers categories of (1) Real Estate: Business, (2) Land Use/Zoning and (3) State, Local & Municipal (2019-2021)
- Yujin Chun, Senior Associate – Recognized in the Rising Stars categories of (1) General Litigation, (2) Constitutional Law and (3) Legislative & Governmental Affairs (2019-2021)
San Diego Office
- Janice Brown, Principal – Recognized in the Super Lawyers categories of (1) Employment Litigation: Defense, (2) Employment & Labor: Employer and (3) Business Litigation (2007-2021)
- Arlene Yang, Principal – Recognized in the Super Lawyers categories of (1) Employment & Labor: Employer, (2) Employment Litigation: Defense and (3) General Litigation (2017-2021)
- Suzanne Roten, Senior Of Counsel – Recognized in Super Lawyers categories of (1) Employment Litigation: Defense and (2) Employment & Labor: Employer (2019-2021)
Meyers Nave proudly announces that Principal Eric Casher, Chair of the Firm’s Municipal and Special District Law Practice and Diversity Committee, has been appointed to serve on the newly formed Advancing Equity Advisory Committee of the League of California Cities (LOCC). The 25 members of the Committee represent a diverse group of leaders across California who are charged with identifying how cities and towns can recognize and eliminate biases and disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities. Currently in his 3rd year serving as the City Attorney for the City of Pinole in Contra Costa County, Eric is the only City Attorney appointed to the Committee that is comprised of mostly elected Mayors, City Councilmembers and City Managers. The League of California Cities is an association of officials who work together to support California’s 482 cities and towns.
Goals of Advancing Equity Advisory Committee
The Committee will work in partnership with the National League of Cities, Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) group to identify and recommend best practices, tools, and resources designed to:
- Strengthen local leaders’ understanding and knowledge of equity and inclusion challenges.
- Help local leaders reevaluate operations and services through an equity and inclusion lens.
- Support local leaders in taking action to reform systemic racial biases and inequities that exist in institutions and policies, and replace them with systems that are more inclusive, fair and just.
Eric Casher, Principal
“I am honored to have this opportunity to work with a dedicated team of elected officials and leaders from across the State to address these critical issues and develop best practices and policies to create a more equitable and just future for all Californians. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with all types of public entities on equity issues as they play out in different ways, from public contracting, code enforcement, and zoning ordinances, to policy initiatives relating to economic development, affordable housing, and policing. It is exciting to be able to bring my experience to bear and contribute to the important work of this Committee.”
In addition to serving as Chair of Meyers Nave’s Diversity Committee, Eric serves on the Board of numerous organizations that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California Minority Counsel Program and recently completed terms as President of California ChangeLawyers and the Charles Houston Bar Association.