O&R in the News

January 23, 2020

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author January 23, 2020 article for the Daily Journal entitled “Time to Dust Off Your Law Firm Partnership Agreement”

December 17, 2019

Congratulations to Partner Kendra Basner who was honored with the Award of Merit by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) at its Annual Membership Luncheon on December 17, 2019.  The award recognized Ms. Basner for her leadership and contributions to BASF and its Legal Ethics Committee, where she served as its Vice-Chair in 2016 and 2017 and as its Chair in 2018 and 2019.

November 19, 2019

Partner Dan O’Rielly joins Merri Baldwin of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC to present ethics MCLE for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) entitled “Terminating Your Client” on November 19, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

November 2019

Partner Kendra Basner authors Legal Ethics Corner article for the November 2019 issue of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) newspaper, The Bulletin, entitled “The State of Advance Waivers in California.”  This article will also appear in BASF’s Legal by the Bay blog.

October 10, 2019

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author October 10, 2019 article for the Daily Journal entitled “Rule 5.4 changes – big changes – may be coming”

October 10, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner presents CLE with Hinshaw & Culbertson’s Jack Pierce entitled “Charting an Ethical Course through Perilous Waters” at the Pacific Admiralty Seminar on October 10, 2019, in San Francisco, California

October 4, 2019

Partner Dena Roche joins Matthew Hodel of Hodel Wilks LLP to present a CLE entitled “Ethical Duties When Leaving and Joining Law Firms” at the Orange County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Business Litigation and Business & Corporation Law Joint Section Meeting on October 4, 2019, in Irvine, California.

October 2019

Congratulations to Partner Dena Roche who was appointed Vice-Chair of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC)  Dena will serve a one-year term as COPRAC’s Vice-Chair for 2019-2020 Committee year.  COPRAC is the standing committee of the State Bar Board of Trustees and is primarily responsible for issuing the state’s legal ethics opinions and also serves as an advisor to the Board and other Bar constituents on legal ethics and the rules of professional conduct.

September 13, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner presents CLE entitled “Cutting Edge Conflicts: Recent Developments in Perilous Times” with legal ethics and malpractice titans Mark Tuft, William Frievogal and Charles Lundberg at the 2019 Fall ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference on September 13, 2019, in San Diego, California.

August 21, 2019

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author article for the Daily Journal entitled “When a large law firm dissolves.” dated August 21, 2019.

August 2019

Congratulations to Partner Kendra Basner who was appointed to the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) for a two-year term beginning August 2019.

August 9, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner joins moderator Kathleen Clark and co-panelists Meg Keeley of Williams & Connolly and Noah Fiedler of Hinshaw & Culbertson to present “Conflicts of Interest: Advance Waivers, Joint Defense Agreements & Outside Counsel Guidelines” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) on August 9, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

July 30, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner quoted in Bloomberg Law’s Big Law Business publication on July 30, 2019, in Joyce E. Cutler’s article entitled “600 California Bar Exam Takers Seek Refund After Topics Leak.”

July 30, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner quoted in Bloomberg Law’s July 30, 2019 article by Joyce E. Cutler entitled “Firms in PG&E Wildfire Suits Get Ahead of Conflicts Concerns.”

May 17, 2019

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author article for the Daily Journal entitled “What’s your law firm’s relationship with the rules?” dated May 17, 2019.

April 16, 2019

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author article for the Daily Journal entitled “A guide to the first steps of managing your firm’s exposure” dated April 16, 2019.

April 12, 2019

Partner Dena Roche served as a moderator for a panel on “Recent Developments in the Unauthorized Practice of Law,” at the State Bar of California’s 23rd Annual Ethic’s Symposium, on April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

April 12, 2019

Partner Dan O’Rielly presents a CLE entitled “Sex, Lies and Diligence: Ethics in a New Era,” with Alison Buchanan of Hoge Fenton and moderator Latika Malkani of Siegel LeWitter Malkani for California Lawyers Association (CLA) at the 25th Annual Public Sector Conference on April 12, 2019, in Sacramento, California.

March 28, 2019

Partners Dena Roche and Kendra Basner presented a private CLE on “New Rules for Big Law” on March 28, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

March 26, 2019

Partner Dan O’Rielly presents a CLE webinar entitled “Legal Ethics in the Era of Law Firm Mergers and Vereins: Navigating Fee-Splitting, Referral, Conflicts and Other Ethical Issues” on March 26, 2019, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

March 6, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner joins Pamela Bresnahan of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and Kevin Rosen of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to present a panel entitled “Membership has its Privileges: Evolving Defenses for Lawyers” at the Legal Malpractice & Risk Management (LMRM) Conference in Chicago, Illinois on March 6, 2019.

March 4, 2019

Partner Kendra Basner presents CLE entitled “Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud and Social Media” with Lucian Pera of Adams & Reese LLP for the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) TechLaw Institute 2019: The Digital Evolution on March 4, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

February 12, 2019

Partner Dena Roche authors California Partner Departure Law blog post entitled “California’s New Rules: How New Conflict Rules Impact Attorney Departures” dated February 12, 2019.  

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author article for the Daily Journal entitled “Law Firm Resolutions to consider for a Happy New Year” dated February 11, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Partners Dan O’Rielly and Dena Roche author article for the Daily Journal entitled “Why your firm needs a lawyer” dated January 4, 2019.