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LACBA Committee Nominates Daehnke as President-Elect


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Patricia Egan Daehnke has been nominated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association as its president-elect for the 2012-2013 term, the association said Friday.

Following longstanding tradition, the associationís nominating committee tapped Daehnke, currently senior vice president, to move up to the president-electís post. The current president-elect, Richard Burdge, will succeed Eric Webber on July 1 and the newly elected officers and directors will begin their terms that day as well.

The committee also tapped current Vice President Linda L. Curtis to succeed Daenhke and Paul R. Kiesel to succeed Curtis.

Absent any challengers, an historically unlikely occurrence, the nominees will be declared elected in June. 

Daehnke is a shareholder and manager of the Las Vegas office of Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, OīKeefe & Nichols. She specializes in medical malpractice and healthcare-related litigation across a wide range of medical disciplines.

Daehnke has served as LACBAís program committee chair, secretary, treasurer, and Litigation Section chair.

Curtis is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and is a member of the firmís Global Finance, Business Restructuring and Reorganization and Corporate Transactions practice groups. She currently serves as a member of LACBAís Finance and Audit Committees. The attorney previously served as treasurer and chair of  the groupís Business & Corporations Law Section as well as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section.

Kiesel is a partner at partner at Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP, representing plaintiffs in personal injury, class action, environmental and toxic tort litigation.  Kiesel is a LACBA Trustee and Assistant Vice President and Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Adequate State Court Funding and Operations.  He has also served as the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of the Litigation Section.

Nominated for at-large trustee positions were Jeffery J. Daar, principal of Daar & Newman; Richard Goetz, partner in the Los Angeles office of OíMelveny & Myers LLP and chair of the firm wide Class Actions, Mass Torts and Insurance Litigation Practice; Angela S. Haskins, an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP;  Sajan Kashyap, the principal of the Law Offices of Sajan Kashyap; Manny A. Medrano, co-founder of Medrano & Carlton and a former member of the U.S. Supreme Court press corps; and David Reinert, a deputy district attorney assigned to the Sex Crimes Division.


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