A Spotlight on SCBA Affiliates - Sacramento County Bar Association


A Spotlight on SCBA Affiliates - Sacramento County Bar Association

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Diepenbrock Harrison

announced that Mark E.

Peterson has returned to

the firm as an associate

attorney. Peterson will be

working in the firm’s Real

Estate and Business Law

Department. Peterson originally

joined Diepenbrock

Harrison in 2006. He is

now returning after spending

two years at the Dallas,

Texas, office of Baker &

McKenzie, LLP, a large Mark E. Peterson

international law firm. At

that Baker & McKenzie, Peterson’s practice focused on

complex business transactions, debt and equity financings,

international mergers and acquisitions, and federal securities

law matters. A member of the State Bars of California

and Texas, Peterson earned his B.A. in Economics from

Brigham Young University in 2002. In 2006, he obtained

a J.D. degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan

Law School. While attending law school, Mark was a member

of the Michigan Law Review.

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson is excited to announce

that Jenny Phillips has joined the firm. Ms. Phillips brings

with her an expertise in healthcare law and is an integral

part of the firm's ERISA and healthcare practice. Ms.

Phillip's prior practice included multi-million dollar trials

and arbitrations involving provider/payor disputes. Her

experience also includes advising clients on issues involving

the Health Information Portability and Accountability

Act (HIPAA), Stark and anti-kickback laws, and state

licensing for clinics and health facilities. Ms. Phillips graduated

with distinction from University of the Pacific,

McGeorge School of law and subsequently obtained her

Master of Laws in Government & Public Policy with an

emphasis in health law.

Knox, Lemmon, Anapolsky & Schrimp, LLP is pleased to

announce that Andrew D. Loveland has joined the firm.

Mr. Loveland has more than ten years experience handling

a wide variety of business, probate and nonprofit tax and/or

tax-exempt matters. He will

expand his work in these

areas, with an emphasis on

expanding the firm’s estate

planning practice. Prior to

joining Knox, Lemmon,

Anapolsky & Schrimp, LLP,

Mr. Loveland worked as an

associate with the

Sacramento law firm of

Kronick, Moskovitz,

Tiedemann & Girard and the

Savannah, Georgia, law firm

of Hunter, Maclean, Exley &

Andrew D. Loveland

Dunn. Mr. Loveland holds a

J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law,

a LLM. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law

Center, a M.A. from the University of Colorado, and a B.A.

from the University of Miami.

Sacramento attorney Sonia Fernandes was awarded

the 2010 Jack Berman Award of Achievement for

Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Public

by the California State Bar Association in recognition

of her outstanding leadership and volunteerism in the

community. Created in 1992 by the California Young

Lawyers Association, the award was renamed in 1994

for San Francisco lawyer Jack Berman, whose extensive

pro bono work earned him the admiration of colleagues

and clients. The award recognizes the public

service of a young or new lawyer. Fernandes, now staff

counsel for the enforcement division of the state’s

Department of Managed Health Care, volunteers

monthly at Sacramento’s My Sister’s House legal clinic,

which assists victims of domestic violence. As a board

member of Women Lawyers of Sacramento, she helped

create and chairs the Ad Hoc Child Protection

Committee, which has focused on eliminating the sexual

exploitation of children and human trafficking and

the illegal trade of human beings for sexual exploitation

or forced labor. Ms. Fernandes is an SCBA Board

Member at Large.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that Morgan T. Jones has



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