Four Firm Partners are Named to “2018 Best Lawyers in America”© List

Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok, Robert S. Marticello, and Kyra Andrassy have been named Best Lawyers of America in the “Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law” practice area. Both Smiley and Strok have been named Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 2010 and Marticello have been included on the list since 2016. This is the first year Andrassy has been recognized.

Two Smiley Wang-Ekvall Partners Serve as Speakers at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

On July 18, 2017, Partners Autumn Spaeth and Robert Marticello served as Speakers for the Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Breakout Session at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference held in San Francisco. Mr. Marticello, Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, spoke on a panel entitled “Judicial Estoppel and Bankruptcy Cases: Inconsistent Positions, Judicial Integrity, and Unfair Advantage.” Ms. Spaeth, Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee and member of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference Executive Committee, moderated a panel entitled “Save Time, Expense, and Trees: How and Why to Make Paperless Trials a Reality for Your Court.”