A poem by CCBA Past President Jane Shay Wald, Irel & Manella LLP

Republished with permission from AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Volume 50, NO.4, Winter 2022.

By Brett Nicole Taylor, Cozen O’Connor 

The Century City Bar Association looks forward to celebrating with you at our upcoming 55th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony tomorrow night on September 14th.  The Banquet is being held for the first time at the new Fairmont Century Plaza Ballroom right here in Century City.

CCBA will be honoring the following outstanding lawyers at this years’ Banquet:

Music Lawyer of the Year – Alexander (Sasha) Frid, Miller Barondess, LLP

Trial Lawyer of the Year – Timothy B. Yoo, Bird Marella, PC

Antitrust Lawyer of the Year – Bo Pearl, Paul Hastings, LLP 

Probate Litigation Lawyer of the Year – Benazeer “Benny” Roshan, Greenberg Glusker, LLP

Employment Lawyer of the Year – Kerry Garvis Wright, Glaser Weil

Internet Litigation Lawyer of the Year – Victor Jih, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati  

We cannot wait to celebrate these outstanding lawyers at our new Banquet venue. 

We were honored to welcome the new Los Angeles City Attorney, Hydee Feldstein Soto, for a luncheon at Bird Marella P.C. on August 8th. CCBA members met the new city attorney and learned about her priorities, the challenges she sees for the City, and her ideas for addressing them.  

On October 24, we will have a lunch hour CLE program on “California’s New Rule 8.3: The Four Questions” with panelists Rachelle M. Cohen from Valensi Rose PLC (and CCBA Board Member), along with Neil J. Wertlieb of Milbank LLP. The event will be hosted by CCBA Board Member Jesse B. Levin at Glaser Weil. Click here to sign up. 

Thank you to all who attended our social mixer in May at Cuvee, and thanks again to our sponsor for the mixer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  It was a pleasure meeting more colleagues in the Century City area. We have another mixer planned for October 26. Click here to sign up. I hope that you can join us for some drinks, appetizers, and great conversations! 

We are also working on dates for some additional CLEs, social events, and a poker night in the near future, so look out for updates on these events as well.  

We look forward to seeing everyone this year at the upcoming events.  And always feel free to email us with suggestions or questions at BTaylor@cozen.com, jmacmillan@constangy.com, or centurycitybar@gmail.com.


Brett Taylor, President