The Daily Journal has named partners Erin Bosman, Rachel Krevans, Susan Mac Cormac, and Senior Of Counsel Miriam Vogel, to its annual list of California's top female attorneys. The list features 75 litigators and – for the first time – 25 corporate or transactional lawyers who have played a significant role in California's legal market over the past year. MoFo is one of only two firms to have four attorneys on this year's list.
Ms. Bosman makes her second consecutive appearance on the list in recognition of her work in the area of mass tort pharmaceutical litigation for clients such as APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience, where her biggest challenge has been trying to protect her pharmaceutical clients from being tarred with the same brush when a particular drug is called into question.
Ms. Krevans, who has made the list every year since 2008, is honored for her "no fear" attitude which places her at the center of some of the most important battles in the world of patent litigation, exemplified by her continued victories this past year on behalf of EchoStar and its sister company the Dish Network Corp., and Bayer Healthcare LLC.
Ms. Mac Cormac has the distinction of being named to the inaugural list of top 25 female corporate attorneys for her pioneering work encouraging businesses to emphasize social and environmental goals as well as economic value. As well as representing such socially responsible clients as Revolution Foods and Driptech, Inc., Ms. Mac Cormac co-chaired the working group that drafted the California Senate Bill 2011, which would create a new for-profit business form that would allow companies to pursue ends other than profit-making without risking breaches of fiduciary duty.
Ms. Vogel, a former judge with more than 22 years on the bench, receives this honor in her second year as an appellate litigator, in recognition of her impressive string of appellate victories this past year for, among others, Ralphs Grocery Co., Target Corp., and the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs on a wide range of matters from first amendment issues to labor, pension and tax.
The list appeared in the May 11, 2011 edition.