Alonzo L. Llorens
Partner, Atlanta office
Complex business transactions practice includes public offerings, private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, formation of funds, strategic alliances, film financing and general corporate matters. Eight years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C.
Ari C. Shapiro
Partner, Miami office
Represents insurance companies, financial institutions, and product manufacturers in complex litigation in state and federal court, including insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, asbestos, personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial litigation, motor vehicle crashworthiness, and professional liability matters.
Michelle R. Bernard
Partner, San Diego office
Co-Chair of the San Diego office Insurance Group, specializing in insurance coverage advice and bad faith litigation, as well as commercial litigation and environmental defense litigation. Honored as both “Top 10 Attorney for Insurance” and Super Lawyers ® in Insurance Coverage.
Rosemary K. Carson
Partner, Orange County office
Represents owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors in complex construction litigation on both public and private projects. Serves on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors (Orange County District) and is a member of the AGC Legal Advisory Committee.
Kenneth J. Ferguson
Managing Partner, Austin office
Nationally recognized product liability defense attorney focused on the pharmaceutical, medical device and automobile industries. Honors include Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability, Who’s Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers and Super Lawyers®: Personal Injury Defense-Products.
Gordon I. Endow
Partner, San Francisco office
Co-Chair of Business Transactions Group specializing in international and domestic commercial transactions and litigation in the following industries: high technology (software, telecom, and biotech), international trade, hospitality, wine, and financial services. Former in-house counsel at a global telecommunications company.
Laura E. De Santos
Partner, Houston office
Highly regarded product liability, commercial litigation, and employment law attorney representing corporate clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. Honors include Who’s Who Legal International Product Liability Defense Lawyers and Rising Stars: Personal Injury Defense-Products and Civil Litigation Defense.
Partner, Denver office
Chair of Diversity Committee. Represents clients in state and federal courts, including appellate, in matters involving employment, business litigation, tort litigation, insurance, professional liability and ERISA. Published decisions in business defamation and disparagement, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, premises liability, and civil rights.
Timothy I. McCulloch
Partner, Phoenix office
Chair of the Aviation Practice Group. Represents commercial aircraft operators, flight schools, fixed-based operators and airport sponsors. Experienced in corporate aircraft ownership, flight-time sharing, and shared-ownership structures. Has a flight instructor credential and a commercial, multi-engine license with instrument.
Debra Ellwood Meppen
Partner, Los Angeles office
Co-Chair of Los Angeles Employment Practice. Employment litigation and counseling practice defending clients against claims of discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wrongful termination, defamation and harassment. Extensive wage-and-hour class action experience. Martindale-Hubbell AV and Rising Star in Employment Litigation and Employment & Labor.
Partner, New York office
Extensive employment practice includes discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, civil rights, equal pay, and wage-and-hour claims. Provides comprehensive counseling and advice to corporate owners and HR personnel on daily issues and personnel decisions, including litigation avoidance and risk management.
Linda B. Clapham
Partner, Seattle office
Extensive insurance coverage and litigation experience representing domestic and London Market insurers. Also focuses on appellate litigation, including appeals from 'notice to mandate', and advising clients on issues confronting insurers in state and federal appellate courts of the Northwest, including Alaska Supreme Court.
J. Dominic Campodonico
Partner, San Francisco office
Chair of Diversity and Pro Bono committees in San Francisco office. Has more than 12 years of experience representing life sciences companies as national litigation coordinating counsel and regional counsel in mass tort litigation as well as assisting in all related legal issues involved in product liability litigation.
Robin Taylor Symons
Co-Managing Partner, Miami office
Litigation and counseling practice focuses on employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, and complex insurance coverage litigation across all lines of insurance. Tried numerous employment and insurance coverage cases, and serves as monitoring counsel/coverage counsel for insurers nationwide.
Cecily J. McLeod
Associate, Atlanta office
Broad legal experience in areas such as sports, insurance, consumer and creditors' law including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Business Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Mayoral appointee as Contract Compliance Officer for the City of Atlanta's Office of Compliance.