April 21, 2016
Glaser Weil partners Patricia Glaser and Jill Basinger have been named to the Daily Journal’s annual list of California’s 100 Top Women Lawyers. As the Daily Journal does not attempt to generate revenue in connection with its selections, this is one of the most meaningful accolades awarded to practicing female lawyers in the state. The report recognizes women lawyers who have made a difference to their clients, their firms and the legal profession.
The Daily Journal’s profiles of Ms. Glaser and Ms. Basinger highlighted two shared matters: Glaser Weil’s representation of “bond king” William H. Gross, former chairman of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (“Pimco”), in his lawsuit against the company he founded for allegedly forcing him from office. The publication also discussed the latest development in his case, that Pimco’s demurrer was overruled and that discovery is underway. Additionally, the Daily Journal recognized Ms. Glaser’s and Ms. Basinger’s work with client Amber Laurel Baptiste in a breach of contract suit against prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Michael Goguen of Sequoia Capital Operations LLC.
Patricia Glaser, head of Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department, tops the short list of trial attorneys in the nation sought after for high-stakes litigation. In Ms. Glaser’s profile, the Daily Journal discussed securing a complete dismissal of a case for an entertainment executive falsely accused of sexual assault. In a subsequent malicious prosecution countersuit, two of three defendants settled with Ms. Glaser’s client, paid monetary damages and provided a written apology to him. The suit against the third defendant, which includes claims for abuse of process, malicious prosecution, defamation and various related claims, is still ongoing.
Glaser Weil partner Jill Basinger is an experienced trial lawyer who has garnered many favorable verdicts for high-profile entertainment industry individuals and Fortune 500 companies. In its profile of Ms. Basinger, the Daily Journal spotlighted her work representing Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquaio’s trainer, and a defendant in a breach of oral contract lawsuit against a waiter claiming that he is entitled to a two percent finder’s fee from the proceeds of the May 2, 2015 Mayweather-Pacquaio fight. The waiter claims that he handed Mr. Roach’s phone number to Les Moonves, head of CBS Corp., who was instrumental in setting up the fight.