News & Insights

August 15, 2017

WSHB jumped to the #2 spot in the recently-published Women's Scorecard by the National Law Journal. The Women’s Diversity Scorecard is produced as part of the annual NLJ 500 firm head count report, which now ranks WSHB in the top 200 of the nation’s largest law firms....

August 11, 2017

In a high-exposure personal injury case where Plaintiff asserted that one of the nation’s largest residential builders was liable for the defective design of an intersection in the City of Los Angeles, WSHB’s senior counsel, Katie J. Brinson, and associate, Diana E. Sfrijan, successfully obtained a dismissal on summary judgment, arguing that the builder did not control the intersection and was not responsible for its design.  ...

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Put Up Your Dukes

August 9, 2017

Employers rely on bullies. Bullies push innovation, motivate co-workers and generate business. However, bullying in the workplace creates risks, and employers are facing new liabilities for failing to address bullying. Bullying is prevalent and comes from all directions. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, an estimated 27% of Americans report experiencing abusive conduct at work, and 72% report being aware of workplace bullying. Similarly, a survey commissioned by CareerBuilder of full-time employed private sector employees indicated that 28% of employees reported having experienced or were currently experiencing bullying in the workplace.

Publications

Tech Ties That Bind

August 9, 2017

From text messages concerning real estate deals to the use to electronic signatures in binding transactions, real estate professionals are waist-deep in digital communications. But are these "smart" shortcuts exposing agents and brokers to professional liability allegations that tech-effected contracts are not valid?...

July 20, 2017

Nine lawyers from WSHB are recognized on this year’s list of 2017 Rising Stars®. The attorneys honored on this year's list are 40 years or younger and demonstrate the finest qualities of a good lawyer: first-rate legal skills, preparation, judgment, creativity, dedication and ethics. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are named to the renowned Rising Stars list....

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