Gordon Bava Named Among Top 500 Lawyers In America By Lawdragon
Manatt co-chairman recognized on annual list of the nation’s leading lawyers.
LOS ANGELES, CA – December 12, 2008 – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced that Gordon M. Bava, co-chairman of the firm and chair of the Business, Finance & Tax Division, has been named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2008.
Mr. Bava’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, special committee representation, private and underwritten securities offerings and general corporate representation of clients in a variety of industries including entertainment, utility and healthcare companies, local, regional and multinational financial institutions and holding companies, investment banks, and institutional and individual investors. He led the firm for a decade as Manatt’s managing partner.
“Gordon is a stalwart of the firm and an extraordinary lawyer,” said William T. Quicksilver, Manatt’s chief executive and managing partner. “His outstanding legal skills coupled with an unwavering dedication to serving his clients’ interests make him a natural for this or any list of the legal profession’s best. As a firm, we are both lucky to have Gordon as a mentor and proud to count him among our colleagues.”
Mr. Bava was recognized on the prestigious list for a nearly 35 year career of excellence. He has served as lead counsel on numerous mergers, acquisitions. financings, and restructuring deals. Among his many successes, he was lead counsel to East West Bancorp in the sale of $306.5 million of securities to the U.S. Department of the Treasury through its Capital Purchase Program.
Lawdragon compiles its guide to the best lawyers in the United States through a combination of online balloting and independent research. Its reporters and editors interview thousands of lawyers to get their input on the top "dragons" in any region or practice field. Lawdragon also collects votes through an online ballot, equalizing the process by giving more weight, for example, to the vote of a corporate counsel than to a partner in the nominee's firm. Based on that combination, as well as vetting recent cases and activity, Lawdragon assembles a guide that reflects geographic and practice diversity.
Profiles of all Lawdragon 500 members will be published in the magazine’s January 2009 issue.
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides legal and consulting services to a global client base from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California; New York City and Albany, New York; and Washington, D.C. Manatt includes Manatt Health Solutions, a healthcare policy and strategic business advisory group, and ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary that develops and implements strategies to expand client businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit www.manatt.com, www.manatthealthsolutions.com, and www.manattjones.com.