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July 14, 2012

Four Long & Levit Partners Receive Legal Malpractice Certified Specialist Designation from the California State Bar

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Four Long & Levit partners, Joe McMonigle, Kathleen Ewins, Jennifer Becker, and Jessica MacGregor, have been certified by the State Bar of California as Legal Malpractice Specialists. California State Bar certification demonstrates high competence in the specialization field. A panel of experts evaluates applicants and awards the designation to attorneys who show deep knowledge and […]

April 28, 2012

New York Lawyer Wins 2012 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

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Aileen M. McGill, a 2010 graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and a second-year litigation associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York   City, displays the plaque she received as winner of the 2012 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. Her winning essay […]

April 11, 2011

Other Professional Liability

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We have comprehensive expertise defending directors & officers and in the unique insurance coverage issues those claims typically present. Our D&O group has developed particular expertise in issues involving directors and officers of financial institutions and lender liability coverage, bankers’ professional liability and financial institution bonds. We have also defended lawsuits against accountants involving every […]

April 11, 2011

Lawyers & Judges Defense Group

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We were the first California firm to focus on defending lawyers and judges. We have represented judges, law firms and individual lawyers in literally thousands of cases. We have tried more than fifty legal malpractice cases to jury verdict. Our appellate advocacy on behalf of lawyers has yielded more than thirty published opinions. Today, we […]

April 11, 2011

Commercial Litigation

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We bring a strategic perspective to bank litigation, securities litigation, dissolution and shareholder disputes and intellectual property/unfair competition claims. Throughout our history, we have specialized in representing financial institutions, privately held businesses and non-profit and professional organizations. Our clients include banks, insurance agents and brokers, closely held businesses and non-profit mutual benefit associations. Our work […]

April 18, 2010

Long & Levit exceeds objectives of the “No Glass Ceiling Initiative” of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

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By The Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) has long been known for its groundbreaking work to ensure equal opportunities for women and people of color at alllevels of the legal profession. A key part of that effort is BASF’s “No Glass Ceiling Initiative: Breaking the Barriers,” which calls upon firms to meet the following […]

October 11, 2007

Home Insurance Company v. Zurich Insurance Company

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Download Publication The Third District holds that an attorney’s misrepresentation of his client’s insurance policy limits is privileged under California Civil Code §47(b). Luana Pinasco and her husband Norman Main, Home Insurance Company (“Home”) insureds, were injured in an automobile accident caused by Michelle Canfield, the daughter of two Maryland Insurance Company (“Maryland”) insureds.  Pinasco […]

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July 27, 2006

Soukup v. Hafif (2006) 39 Cal.4th 260

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Download Publication The California Supreme Court holds that a complaint premised on illegal conduct is not protected free speech or petition activity and is not subject to the anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute.  However, dismissal of a complaint pursuant to an anti-SLAPP motion does not establish illegal conduct per se. Herbert Hafif became embroiled […]

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July 27, 2006

Flatley v. Mauro (2006) 39 Cal.4th 299

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Download Publication In this companion case to Soukup v. Hafif (PL Update No. 244) the California Supreme Court holds that a complaint premised on uncontroverted evidence of criminal extortion is not subject to the state’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation statute.  In addition, although complaints premised on communicative or non-communicative conduct that is illegal as […]

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May 6, 2005

In the Matter of Joshua M. Dale (2005) WL 1389226

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Download Publication The California State Bar Court holds that an attorney who influenced an incarcerated witness represented by other counsel to confess to the commission of a crime breached his fiduciary duty and committed acts of moral turpitude. Darryl Geyer, a 22 year-old man with a tenth grade education confessed to police that he started […]

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