We always like to share good news, especially with so many stressful events occurring all around us. In this 2020 issue of Firm Notes, we once again highlight the achievements of the firm and several of our lawyers. For 2020, the Firm and several of its lawyers once again have been singled out as being tops in their field by Forbes magazine, Best Lawyers in America, the Super Lawyers publication, US–News and the Los Angeles Daily Journal legal newspaper.
2020 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
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Best Lawyers in America has named partners Ken Ballard, Richard Rosenberg, Linda Miller Savitt and Of Counsel John Golper to the Best Lawyers 2020 Edition in their respective practice areas of Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor & Employment). We are pleased to report that this is the 13th year in a row that Ken, Richard, Linda and John have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America.
Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top ﬁve percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Best Lawyers of America has earned the respect of the legal profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals based solely on peer review surveys.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT 2020
LAW FIRM RANKINGS
Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt, LLP is once again nationally and regionally ranked by US News & World Report in three practice areas in the magazine's "Best Lawyers & Best Law firms" rankings for 2020. The practice areas are labor law-management, litigation–labor & employment and employment law–management.
According to U.S. News & World Report, law firms included in its 2020 Edition of "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Notably, the 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating ﬁrms and highest number of client votes received on record.
2020 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS LIST
Several of the firm's lawyers have been included on this year's Southern California Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business publication, is a service that rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. We are especially pleased to be included on this list because no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list.
This year's southern California Super Lawyers list includes partners Ken Ballard, Richard Rosenberg, Linda Miller Savitt and Eric Schwettmann, Of Counsel John Golper and Senior Counsel Stephanie Kantor. Notably, Ken, Richard, Linda and John have been included on this list every year since the inception of the ranking. Eric has been on the Super Lawyers list for 16 years. Stephanie has been listed as a Rising Star (under age 40) for the 5th year in a row.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL "VALLEY 200"
The publisher of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal has announced its 2020 The Valley 200 list, profiling their pick for the 200 most influential people – the decision makers and the most involved leaders – in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, Antelope and Simi Valley. This year's list once again includes partner Richard S. Rosenberg. This was the third year in a row that Richard was selected to receive this high honor.
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC). Following in the footsteps of partner and past ASCDC President Linda Miller Savitt, Partner Eric Schwettmann has been on the ASCDC Board of Directors for a number of years, where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Association's employment law subcommittee and member of the Amicus Committee.
Los Angeles County Bar Association. Partner Katherine A. Hren is serving another year on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and is on the planning committee for the Section's perennially sold out annual Labor and Employment Symposium. Partner Eric Schwettmann also serves as a committee chair for the associations Saturday morning educational series.
American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA"). Membership in this prestigious trial lawyers association is reserved for seasoned trial lawyers who have served as lead counsel in at least 20 jury trials. Partner Linda Miller Savitt, Of-Counsel John B. Golper and Senior Counsel Linda B. Hurevitz have been every active members of the ABOTA. Ms. Hurevitz is a member of the ABOTA Executive Committee and the membership committee. For the 4th year in a row, Linda Hurevitz is serving as Co-Chair of the prestigious ABOTA Masters in Trial program, which is a trial college for seasoned trial lawyers. This year's program features our very own Linda Miller Savitt, who will teach a course on how to pick a jury.
LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL – TOP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA "BOUTIQUE"
The Los Angeles Daily Journal legal newspaper has recognized Ballard Rosenberg's prominence in the field by including it on its list of Top Boutique law firms in Southern California. Boutique firms confine their practice to one particular area of the law. Clients say they prefer boutiques for their deep concentration and expertise in an area of the law. Since its founding in 1986, Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP has done only one thing: management side labor/employment law.
FORBES MAGAZINE LEGAL BLACK BOOK
Forbes magazine has created a select list of top US law firms to be included in the Forbes Legal Black Book. For the fourth year in a row, Ballard Rosenberg Golper and Savitt, LLP has made this list. Forbes has published special Legal Black Book sections in the most widely read issues of Forbes, with a special issue focused on labor and employment law.
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Richard S. Rosenberg, Partner
Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP