Ian C. Ballon, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New Media Lawyer of the Year Donald Etra, Law Offices of Donald Etra - Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year Gary E. Klausner, Stutman, Treister & Glatt, P.C. - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Dominique R. Shelton, Edwards, Wildman, & Palmer, LLP - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year David Siegel, Irell & Manella, LLP - Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year e-mail us at rsvp@centurycitybar.com Image Map *to view honorees' bios, click their photos


Pictured (from left to right): Donald Etra, David Siegel, Gary E. Klausner, Dominique R. Shelton, and Ian C. Ballon

Century City, CA – Some of the city's most powerful attorneys were among the 323 guests who filled the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on March 21 for the Century City Bar Association's 44th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the CCBA's most prestigious, flagship event. This year's honorees were Ian C. Ballon of Greenberg Traurig LLP – New Media Lawyer of the year; Donald Etra of Law Offices of Donald Etra – Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year; Gary E. Klausner of Stutman Treister & Glatt P.C. – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year; Dominique R. Shelton of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year; and David Siegel of Irell & Manella LLP – Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

Awards and certificates

The annual gala was sponsored by some of the city's leading firms, including Greenberg Traurig LLP; Irell & Manella LLP; Stutman Treister & Glatt P.C.; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP; Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP; Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP; Floyd, Skeren & Kelly LLP; DLA Piper LLP; and Perkins Coie LLP. Other sponsors included Cornerstone Research; Fay Arfa, A Law Corporation; and CRG Partners. Friends and family of the honorees shared in the honorees' achievements, with some traveling from out of state to attend the event.

CCBA Officers being sworn in. Pictured (from left to right): Anthony V. Salerno, Steven L. Hoch, Loren Beck, Francie R. Gorowitz, and Fay Arfa.

The event commenced with the installation of the CCBA Board of Governors and officers by Los Angeles Superior Court Justice Christine Byrd. Representing a cross-section of Century City's legal spectrum, the new officers are:  Fay Arfa of Fay Arfa, A Law Corporation – President; Francie R. Gorowitz of Rosenfeld, Meyer & Sussman LLP – President-Elect; Loren Beck of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly LLP  – Vice President; Steven L. Hoch of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP; Anthony V. Salerno of Anthony V. Salerno & Associates – Treasurer.

Jane Shay Wald and Mark Garcia

Mark Garcia, Chairman of the Century City Chamber of Commerce, presented outgoing President Jane Shay Wald with a Certificate of Recognition for her years of dedicated service to the Century City Bar Association and her outstanding performance as President from 2011-2012. Certificates of Commendation from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as well as certificates from Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s office were presented to each honoree.

Photo Credit: Jonah Light Photography