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Wednesday, January 12, 2010


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Greines Martin Stein & Richland Names New Partner


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Appellate law firm Greines Martin Stein & Richland LLP announced yesterday that it has elevated Los Angeles attorney Cynthia Tobisman to partner.

Managing Partner Tim Coates praised Tobisman, who assumed her new position Jan. 1, as “a gifted wordsmith” who “is very persuasive in oral argument.”

Tobisman joined the firm in 2001 after three years at Riordan & McKinzie—now Bingham McCutchen LLP—practicing as a litigator and transactional attorney.

She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1992 and started a business making and selling didgeridoos—an Australian aboriginal wind instrument—before returning to her alma mater to earn a law degree in 1998. Tobisman was admitted to practice that same year.

During her tenure with Greines Martin, Tobisman has handled cases involving civil rights, artist royalties, employment discrimination, products liability and personal injury to real property, immigration, breach of contract, bankruptcy and trade secrets misappropriation, the firm said.

Tobisman currently chairs the amicus briefs committees for the Beverly Hills Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Los Angeles.


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