February 2012 Archives

Adrian M. Pruetz Talks Technological Changes and Pre-Planned Vacations

pruetz-headshot.jpgIn the latest issue of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine magazine, we talk with IP and business litigator Adrian M. Pruetz of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro. The Q&A, "Wanted: Shades of Grey," is online. The following is the second of two blog-exclusive excerpts from the interview. Part I can be read here. 

The Most Challenging Element of Robert H. Haggard's Job

In the 2012 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, Robert H. Haggard was featured in a Q&A. The publication couldn't include our entire conversation with the partner at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville and in Hendersonville, and, here, in a blog-exclusive, Haggard explains the most challenging part of his job.

Glen Nager Assumes USGA Presidency

GlenNager.jpgAppellate lawyer Glen Nager of Jones Day in Washington, D.C., was recently installed as president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). Dream gig, right? Sure, but it's also a lot of work, especially since he's doing it on top of his day job as chair of the firm's Issues & Appeals practice. We got the perennial member of the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list on the phone for a quick interview about his new challenge, which sounds like anything but a good walk spoiled.

Talking Mentors with Adrian M. Pruetz

pruetz-headshot.jpgIn the latest issue of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine magazine, we talk with IP and business litigator Adrian M. Pruetz of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro. The Q&A, "Wanted: Shades of Grey," is online. What follows is the first of two blog-exclusive excerpts from the interview.

Taking Advantage of Bankruptcy with Michael L. Tuchin

Are there advantages for a company in bankruptcy? When is a senior lender not a senior lender? How do you cap a claim asserted by a landlord? In this exclusive interview, bankrupty attorney Michael L. Tuchin, of the firm Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern in Los Angeles, and our cover subject for the 2012 issue of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, talks about some of the advantages of filing a chapter 11:

Bruce Pfaff Connects With Juries

Chicago personal injury attorney Bruce Pfaff, with Pfaff & Gill, talked to us about a $13 million verdict for the victim of an industrial accident. In the 2012 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars, he explained how he helped jurors wrap their heads around the tragedy that changed his client's life.

Robert H. Haggard and His Lifelong Love of Sailing

Robert H. Haggard, partner at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville and in Hendersonville, spoke with us for a Q&A in the 2012 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, but not all of our conversation could fit into our print edition. Here, in an exclusive excerpt for the blog, Haggard talks about his interest in sailing and how that interest came about:

In the Latest Issue of Southern California Super Lawyers...

LXSL12.jpgThe latest issue of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine is now available online, as a digital magazine, and, of course, in print.

From the Vault: The Wildest Cases of Defense Lawyer Leslie Ballin

In the 2008 issue of Mid-South Super Lawyers, we featured criminal defense attorney Leslie Ballin of Ballin, Ballin & Fishman in Memphis. Ballin has successfully defended people who've admitted to killing their spouses, notorious criminals, and a man named Snake. An excerpt:

Christy Myatt and the Ponzi Scheme Case That Took Her Around the World

In our 2012 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, we learn that cover subject Christy Myatt of Nexsen Pruet has taken on some pretty interesting cases in her bankruptcy practice. One that stands out is SEC v. Elfindepan, S.A., et al. In 2001, she was appointed as the receiver to pursue funds and assets of Elfindepan, S.A., a company set up by Tracy Calvin Dunlap Jr. Dunlap managed to get more than 2,000 U.S. and foreign individuals to invest more than $42 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. In this video clip, she talks about the case, which took her around the world.

Ted Olson's Take on Proposition 8

Ted.jpgBy a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, is in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The architects of the amendment have pledged to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is likely to hear it next year.

From the Vault: Law, Adventure and Marc Lieberman

In the 2009 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers, we profiled real estate and finance attorney Marc R. Lieberman of Kutak Rock in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lieberman has swam with sharks, raced motorcycles, climbed Kilimanjaro and negotiated over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions. An excerpt:

Robert H. Haggard's Talks About Getting WWII Veterans to Their Memorial in D.C.

When we talked to Robert H. Haggard, partner at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville and in Hendersonville, for the 2012 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, he elaborated on some of his volunteer work, including his participation in helping fly WWII veterans to D.C. to visit their memorial (he took his 15th flight last November). Here, in an exclusive audio clip, he talks about this experience.