We are former partners and senior lawyers from several of the most well-respected large law firms in the United States. They offer the exceptional lawyering of partners at major law firms, but in a boutique setting.
Steve Kaufhold, Jonathan Gaskin and Rick Gallagher first practiced together in the 1990s in the corporate and securities litigation group of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Since the 1990s, our partners have been a part of and observed -- from inside courtrooms and boardrooms -- the massive shifts in the corporate, regulatory and litigation landscape.
Steve went on to become the Co-Chair of Akin Gump's national Securities Enforcement and Litigation Group. Jonathan litigated major securities litigation and regulatory enforcement matters at the global law firms of Clifford Chance and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Rick went on to become the Co-Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray's California offices. Quynh Vu joined the firm after several successful years in the litigation group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco and became a partner in our firm. Kate Hertel founded our Los Angeles office after a serving for many years as a white collar and regulatory partner at Alston & Bird.
Collectively, our lawyers in Northern and Southern California have successfully represented hundreds of companies, funds, directors, officers, executives and business owners.
We bring to our matters the excellence that is the hallmark of the top tier law firms from which we came. Yet, as a boutique, we can bring tremendous efficiency to matters requiring the sophistication of a large law firm, but without a large team of lawyers. Our streamlined structure provides for superior efficiency and service, and also allows us to offer alternatives to traditional billing arrangements for appropriate matters. If we might be a fit for your legal matter, give us a call and let's talk.