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GSH Welcomes Cristina D. Hernandez to Pasadena Office

GSH Welcomes Cristina D. Hernandez to Pasadena Office

GSH is pleased to welcome Cristina D. Hernandez as Partner to the Firm’s Los Angeles/Pasadena office. Cristina specializes in complex litigation, representing her clients in class actions, intellectual property disputes, securities investigations and litigation, antitrust investigations, mergers and other transactions, internal investigations, and business disputes.

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Celebrating with a Purpose

Celebrating with a Purpose

Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan is very excited to announce the opening of its second Southern California office in Pasadena. To celebrate, both offices – Los Angeles and Pasadena – are honored to invite you to participate in an event benefiting the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles,on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

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Congratulations to an Award Winning Team!

Congratulations are in order for attorneys, Don A. Hernandez, Jack Schaedel, Agnès Markarian Sullivan, Jamie Lopez, Kristin Petersen Baldrica, Becky Raizman, and Christina Paquette who have all been named Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine and will be featured in the fifth annual Top Attorney issue that hits newsstands in early September.

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Southern Stories: A Quick Lesson in Evidence and Changes of Venue

This week a Florida judge in the case concerning the shooting of Trayvon Martin ruled that details about Martin’s possible marijuana use and suspensions from school could not be used in opening statements, despite the defense’s contention that the drug use and suspensions made it more likely that George Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense.

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HS&A Joins Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

Effective June 1, 2013, Hernandez,Schaedel & Associates will become the Los Angeles/Pasadena office of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP, a national minority-owned law firm.

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HS&A Welcomes Becky Raizman

HS&A Welcomes Becky Raizman

HS&A welcomes Becky Raizman to the firm. When asked why she chose a career in law, Becky shared, “I went to law school because I enjoy working with and helping people resolve problems and conflicts they face.

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Schaedel Attends California State Civic Learning Award Ceremony

On May 10, Jack Schaedel attended the California State Civic Learning Award Ceremony at San Marino High School. SMHS was honored for a series of curricular and extra-curricular programs involving students in civic participation. Jack’s contribution during the year was to serve as a judge in a mock trial of the Frankenstein monster for a senior English class taught by Jacqueline Schaedel.

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Can a Biotech Company Own Your Genes?

Can a Biotech Company Own Your Genes?

Yesterday Angelina Jolie revealed in a brave and candid op-ed in the New York Times that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year after discovering that she carried a “faulty” gene that placed her at an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The faulty genes referenced in Ms. Jolie’s article are called BRCA1 and BRCA2 and are currently a source of dispute in the medical research community. Ms. Jolie’s article comes in the wake of oral argument last month before the Supreme Court in Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., et al. (Docket 12-398) regarding the right to patent the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Law, Lunch and Scholarship

Don Hernandez, Jack Schaedel, Kristin Petersen and Jamie Lopez attended the Pasadena Bar Association’s Law Day lunch on May 9. HS&A’s guests of honor, Irwin Evans and Nelson Atkins, were in attendance as well.

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What Are the “Cool Kids” Wearing? A Brand With A Lot of Potential Liability On Its Hands

What Are the “Cool Kids” Wearing? A Brand With A Lot of Potential Liability On Its Hands

Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries and his controversial comments from a 2006 Salon article are back in the hot seat. Jeffries told the magazine, “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids…”

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