Class Action

AUGUST 2019

77 The Hon. Eugene Hyman continues his international work involving domestic violence prevention, this time in Australia. He also spent two months volunteering at the University of Canberra Law School in Australia assisting with law student career success.

83 The Hon. R. Glenn Yabuno has been elected to the San Bernardino County Superior Court as Assistant Presiding Judge, starting on January 1, 2020. He was appointed to the San Bernardino County Superior Court in 2010, and is currently the Supervising Judge of the Rancho Cucamonga District.

86 The Hon. Lori Pegg received the Pro Bono Project’s Silicon Valley Innovator Award at their annual awards dinner. The Pro Bono Project is dedicated to representing clients of limited means and improving access to justice in Santa Clara County.

88 Paul Matteoni was selected President of the State Bar of Nevada. He is a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Nevada office, and co-chair of the firm’s banking industry group, focusing on banking/regulatory matters, construction law and litigation, business litigation, and products liability defense. He attended Santa Clara University graduating in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in science.

98 David Taghioff has a new position as the head of Library Pictures International, a film-financing venture. He has spent the last eight years as global content strategy division head of Creative Artists Agency, one of Hollywood’s top talent representation firms. Library Pictures is a spin-off company of Creative Artists Agency.

99 Neda Mansoorian has been recognized as a 2019 Northern California Super Lawyer for the sixth year in a row (2014-2019). She is co-founder and Managing Partner at Oleander Law Partners LLP in Los Gatos, CA, and officially launched her mediation practice this year.

06 Brian Cuneo was one of five legal professionals named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2019 class of “40 Under 40” honorees. Each year, the publication highlights 40 outstanding Silicon Valley men and women for their contributions and accomplishments. More here.

09 Peter Nissly is an associate attorney with the Silicon Valley firm of Hopkins & Carley, representing clients in commercial litigation matters, including those with trade secret, probate, and contract disputes. He attended Santa Clara University graduating in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in science.

11 Jessica Jackson received the 2019 Fearless Advocate Award from the American Constitution Society at their 10th Annual Gala.

12 Christina Friend (Tina Shull) has been appointed City Manager of Scotts Valley, CA. She is the former Assistant City Manager of Santa Cruz.

16 Hannah T. Yang is an associate attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in their San Francisco office. She is on the Trademark and Copyright Team in the Kilpatrick’s Intellectual Property Department, focusing on trademark and copyright litigation in both state and federal courts.

 

IN MEMORIAM

76 Theodore Watt December 1, 2018.  Mr. Watt of Paso Robles, California, was born on November 7, 1931 and passed away at the age of 87 years old.

60 Bradley Stoutt May 29, 2019.  Born in Chicago, he spent his early childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. He attended SCU, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956-1958, discharging as First Lieutenant. He then graduated from Santa Clara Law in 1960. He served the Southern California community though his work as a Deputy County Counsel in Riverside County, Deputy Attorney General, and Superior Court Commissioner in Los Angeles County. After retiring in 1996, he enjoyed the Pacific Northwest. His beloved wife, Jane, predeceased him in 2013. He is survived by his two sons; Tim (wife Stacey), Tom (wife Cathleen), and daughter Carolyn (husband Ted); seven grandchildren; one surviving brother, and many other loving extended family members and friends.

79 Kevin Padrick June 22, 2019. Kevin died tragically when his airplane crashed just after takeoff from the Sunriver, Oregon, Airport. He had an extraordinary life and professional career. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen, his sister Kim, his brother Kerry, niece Sarah, nephews Daniel, Kristopher, and Matthew, as well as hundreds of colleagues, Boy Scouters, and friends. Read more about him here.