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January 31, 2013

Five New Employment Laws Likely to Change the Way You Do Business in 2013

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The New Year brought a variety of new laws impacting California employers. Here is a summary of five new laws likely to change the way you do business in 2013. Employers Must Now Accommodate Religious Dress and Grooming Practices AB 1964 amends the definition of “religious creed” in California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) […]

July 25, 2012

Long & Levit Congratulates its 2012 “Super Lawyers”

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Four Long & Levit partners were designated “Super Lawyers” for 2012. The list, compiled by Thomson Reuters and San Francisco Magazine, is based on peer nominations and objective evaluation criteria. Joe McMonigle, Kathleen Ewins, and Glen Olson were selected for Professional Liability Defense. Joe also received the distinction as a “Top 100” attorney in Northern […]

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

Employment

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We bring to our defense of employers over 80 years of trial experience and a tradition of providing strategic, cost-effective legal services. We let our clients focus on business – and not on litigation. We specialize in defending harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination claims. We also help our clients avoid litigation through counseling, training and […]

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 […]

March 14, 2001

Piscitelli v. Friedenberg (2001) 87 Cal. App. 4th 953

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Download Publication The Fourth Appellate District has ruled on five significant legal malpractice issues.  First, there is a constitutional right to a jury trial in legal malpractice cases, even if a court or arbitrator would have decided the underlying case.  Second, expert testimony on the likely result of an underlying case invades the province of the jury […]

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