Hanson Bridgett LLP

Legal Services | California, USA
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500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1500 | Sacramento | California | 95814 | USA


Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 180 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.

Lawyers Worldwide: 197


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Andrew W. Stroud

Andrew W. Stroud

Partner and Sacramento Market Leader


Of Counsel


2022 Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar On-Demand Video

This seminar included panel discussions with Labor attorneys covering federal and state case updates and new laws since January 2022. The introduction and "housekeeping" for the seminar can be viewed here.   Download the full PowerPoint presentation for all sessions »   Eyes Wide Shut: Seeing Past Unconscious Bias » Most people think that if they are smart or aware, they can avoid unconscious bias entirely—but this is the wrong approach. Unconscious bias affects everyone, often in ways that are difficult to detect...

California Court Reaffirms that Litigation Threat Letters Should be Treated as Claims Under the Government Claims Act

On June 28, 2022, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Simms v. Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (2022) __ Cal.Rptr.3d __, 2022 WL 2313164 (Simms), holding that a claimant petitioning for relief from California's Government Claims Act presentation requirement may assert actual and timely claim presentment, and is not required to simultaneously file suit alleging compliance with claim requirements to preserve the issue...

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Hanson Bridgett Continues Southern California Expansion with Addition of Partner, Alex Baghdassarian

August 1, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, is pleased to announce that Alex Baghdassarian has joined as a Partner in the Los Angeles office. Alex joins the firm's Construction practice, bringing with him a wealth of construction litigation experience. His practice focuses on construction claims relating to construction defects, delays and impacts, and defaults and terminations. Alex also has extensive experience in construction contract drafting and administration. Alex handles binding arbitrations, and jury and bench trials in Federal and State Court, and represents clients in Northern and Southern California...

Hanson Bridgett Adds Counsel to Wine Law Practice, Establishes Presence in Napa and Sonoma

August 1, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, is pleased to announce that Brian Russell has joined as Counsel in the firm's Real Estate + Environment Section. "Brian rounds out our Wine Law Practice and gives us a footprint in the heart of wine country,” said Jordan Lavinsky, who chairs Hanson Bridgett’s Real Estate + Environment Section. “His wine law and land use expertise, coupled with his deep roots in the Napa and Sonoma communities, make him a true standout and asset for our clients...

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HB Briefly

Briefly is designed to provide readers with updates on the latest litigation developments in California. Our focus is on general litigation as well as issues surrounding class actions, products liability, discovery, privacy, cybersecurity, and the professional practice of law.