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Career & Networking Expo

  • 06 Apr 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Golden Gate University School of Law


New Attorneys + Law Students:

Need a Job?
Time for a New One?

4/6/13 Update - FOURTEEN employers will be hiring laterals, new attorneys, and/or interns at the Expo. See list below.

JOBS. JOBS. JOBS. It's the biggest need of our young lawyers and law students. In response, BALIF has put together our very first CAREER & NETWORKING EXPO. Join BALIF attorneys and legal hiring experts for this unprecedented BALIF event to help you nail down that job.

Saturday, April 6, 2013
1 pm - 5 pm
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968


If you're on the job hunt, these four hours are your wisest investment. RSVP now!



12:30 pm: REGISTRATION 


  • Registration is on the second floor lobby.

1 - 3:30 pm: PANELS


  • Welcome: "State of the Union on the Bay Area Legal Market for Job Seekers", presented by:        
    • Sabrina Lonergan, Director of Legal Recruiting, Sedgwick; President of Bay Area Legal Recruiting Association;
    • Susanne Aronowitz, Associate Dean for Law Career Services & Alumni Relations, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • PANEL: "Power Networking". Let BALIF members who found their jobs through networking show you how to do it. 
    • Mike Moye, Chair, Labor & Employment Section, Hanson Bridgett
    • Laurie Bertolacci, Vice President of Legal eDiscovery Services, Robert Half Legal; BALIF Board Membership Chair
    • Liz Noteware, Director of Courtroom Operations, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CA  
    • Jonathan Lee, Associate, Sedgwick
    • Lilah Sutphen, Associate, Wald & Thorndal
    • Rob Fratto, Staff Attorney, WilmerHale
    • Moderated by On Lu, Mount Spelman & Fingerman; BALIF Co-Chair; BALIF Career & Networking Expo Chair
  • PANEL: "Navigating the Legal Spectrum". Haven't decided what area of law you want to pursue? Come sample a bit of everything to help you decide.
    • Barbara Bryant, Mediation Law Offices of Barbara S. Bryant (Mediation/ADR)
    • David Lowe, Partner, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe (small firm)
    • Deb L. Kinney, Owner, DLK Law Group (small firm)
    • Herb K. Schultz, Regional Director, Health & Human Services (government)
    • David Waggoner, Staff Attorney, Homeless Action Center (public interest law)
    • Joseph Weatherbee, Associate, Novak Druce (mid-sized firm)
    • Moderated by Elizabeth Pritzker, Law Offices of Elizabeth Pritzker; BALIF Board Young Lawyers & Law Students Chair
  • CLOSING COMMENTS & WRAP-UP, presented by:
    • Chelsea HaleyNelson, HaleyNelson & Heilbrun; BALIF Co-Chair

    3:30 - 5 pm: JOB FAIR


    • Latest update -- TWELVE employers (and counting) will be hiring attorneys and interns at the Expo.
    • 35+ Tables staffed by BALIF attorneys to give you the insider perspective on a spectrum of practice areas 
    • One-on-one mock interview sessions
    • Individual resume counseling provided by Robert Half Legal

    5 – 7 pm: NETWORKING MIXER


    • Put to practice the skills you've learned all day at the Sedgwick Networking Mixer at RN74 (Mission St. & Beale).


    Co-sponsored by Golden Gate University School of Law, Sedgwick, and Robert Half Legal

     

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    CONFIRMED EMPLOYERS & 
    PRACTICE AREAS 

    4/4/13 Update - FOURTEEN employers will be hiring laterals, new attorneys, and/or interns at the Expo (indicated by ** below).

    1. Immigration (Business) - Owji Law Group **
    2. Criminal Defense - Swanson & McNamara
    3. Labor & Employment Defense - Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley
    4. Trademark & Copyright Litigation - Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley
    5. Sole Practitioner (Trademark Prosecution) - Law Office of Duy Thai **
    6. In-House (Start-Up) - NovaBay Pharmaceuticals
    7. In-House (Start-Up) - Grindr
    8. In-House (Multinational) - Walmart Global eCommerce **
    9. Labor & Employment (Plaintiff) - Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe
    10. Financial Litigation - Reed Smith
    11. Bankruptcy - Schnader
    12. Product Liability - Schnader
    13. Complex Civil Litigation / Professional Liability - Keker & Van Nest
    14. Civil Rights / Constitutional Law - Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld
    15. Non-Profit - Homeless Action Center **
    16. Government - San Francisco District Attorney's Office 
    17. Civil Rights - Strazulo Fitzgerald
    18. Courts - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CA **
    19. IP Prosecution - Weaver Austin **
    20. Workers Compensation Defense - Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi **
    21. Arbitration & Mediation - JAMS
    22. Government - Alameda County Public Defender
    23. Legal Recruiter - Robert Half Legal **
    24. IP Litigation - Mount Spelman & Fingerman **
    25. IP Prosecution - Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg **
    26. Complex Commercial Litigation - Kirkland Ellis
    27. Labor & Employment (Defense) - Seyfarth Shaw
    28. Labor & Employment (Defense) - Hanson Bridgett **
    29. Immigration (Removal Defense) - HaleyNelson & Heilbrun
    30. Family Law - Wald & Thorndal
    31. Estate Planning - Edward P. Joy, Attorney at Law
    32. Arbitration & Mediation - Mediation Law Offices of Barbara S. Bryant
    33. Government - Dept of Health and Human Services
    34. Small Firm - Law Offices of John T. Hendricks **
    35. Small Firm (Class Action) - Kaplan Fox
    36. Mid-Sized Firm - Bullivant Houser Bailey
    37. Large Firm - Sedgwick **
    38. Large Firm - Fenwick & West **



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