Manatt has elevated certified appellate specialist Ben Shatz to partner.
Ben "has briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal, covering areas of law including entertainment, copyright, trademark, employment, land use, banking, insurance, product liability, professional liability, wrongful death, punitive damages, class actions, anti-SLAPP and unfair competition."
This blog owes much to Ben, who keeps his finger firmly on the pulse of the California appeals court scene. He is the Chair of the LA County Bar Association Appellate Courts Committee, Vice Chair of the California State Bar's Committee on Appellate Courts, and a frequent writer on appellate law for the Daily Journal and other publications. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for appellate law every year since 2004.
If it's related to appellate law in California, Ben knows it. Well-deserved congratulations to him!