Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


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Richards, Watson & Gershon Elects New Shareholders from Los Angeles Office


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Richards, Watson & Gershon yesterday announced the election of four new shareholders from the firmís Los Angeles office.

The new shareholders are Kirsten R. Bowman, Norman A. Dupont, Lolly A. Enriquez and David M. Snow, the firm said.

Bowman works in the litigation department specializing in the areas of eminent domain and inverse condemnation, and served over seven years as a Senior Deputy State Attorney in the Legal Division of the California Department of Transportation.

A graduate of UCLA and law school at the University of West Los Angeles, she was admitted to the State Bar in 1996.

Dupont, a 25-year veteran environmental law attorney, is assistant chair of the firmís Environmental and Energy Department, and serves as chair of the firmís Climate Change Practice Group and a member of its Water Rights and Water Law Practice Group.

He also serves as vice chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resourcesí Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems, and is vice chair of the sectionís Committee on Constitutional Law. Admitted to the State Bar in 1979, Dupont attended Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Enriquez is in the firmís Public Finance Department, and has 10 years of experience serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriterís counsel and bank counsel, and was previously an associate in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, and the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

A member of both the New York State Bar and California State Bar, Enriquez was admitted to both in 2002 after attending UCLA and Fordham University School of Law.

Snow, a member of the firmís Public Law Department, specializes in advising public agencies and in litigation involving the California Environmental Quality Act and matters involving land use regulation.

Before joining the firm, Snow served as the deputy director of planning for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, where he managed the cityís planning and code enforcement departments while attending Loyola Law School.

He currently serves as an assistant city attorney in the cities of Beverly Hills and Rancho Palos Verdes. Snow attended college at Clarkson University, and was admitted to the State Bar in 2001.

Richards Watson is 70-plus member full-service firm established in 1954, and maintains additional offices in Orange County and San Francisco.

In other news, TroyGould has also announced that Los Angeles attorney Louis R. Dienes has joined the firm as a member in its corporate and securities group.

Dienesí practice focuses on advising boards, senior management, investment banks and investors in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, equity and debt financings, and other business matters, the firm said.

Dienes was previously a partner in the corporate practice of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP, and is currently president-elect of the Century City Bar Association, and the co-author and executive editor of the two-volume treatise Intellectual Property in Business Transactions.

Admitted to the State Bar in 1996, he attended U.C. Berkley and Stanford Law School.

TroyGould is a 32-member firm established in 1970 with practice areas including business transactions, litigation, and legal counseling, with emphasis in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, real estate, entertainment, employment, tax, and competitive business practices.


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