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February 26, 2021

RJO Retail Trade Group Win: Class Action Against Walgreens Alleging Mislabeled Infant Acetaminophen Dismissed with Prejudice

Led by Renée D. Wasserman, Alecia E. Cotton, and Emily A. Weiser, the firm’s Retail Trade Group celebrates a win on behalf of client, Walgreens, which was later published in Law360. A California federal judge tossed a proposed class action Friday (February 26, 2021) alleging the label on Walgreens’ Infants’ Pain & Fever Acetaminophen is… Read more

February 24, 2021

Lisa N. Himes Weighs In On Tyson Foods’ Eighth Circuit Appeal

Tyson Foods has appealed a district court ruling remanding a pair of wrongful death actions to state court.  The suits allege that Tyson failed to implement proper COVID-19 safety measures at its facility, which resulted in four employee deaths.  In its Eighth Circuit brief, Tyson argues that it was acting under the direction of a… Read more


January 20, 2021 Amy L. Bomse, Speaker on Ethics & Environmental Law 2021

The Environmental Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco presents Amy L. Bomse as a speaker on Ethics and Environmental Law 2021 on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:15 pm, Pacifc. Topics include: Handling conflicts in complex multi-party environmental cases Representing entities and/or employees in criminal and civil investigations Unique confidentiality issues… Additional Information and registration

January 1, 2021

Alecia Cotton Elevated to Shareholder

RJO is pleased to announce its newest shareholder, Alecia E. Cotton. Ms. Cotton is a member of RJO’s Retail Industry Trade Regulation, Environmental Law, Complex Commercial Litigation and Cybersecurity and Privacy practice groups in our San Francisco office. She will continue to focus her practice on the retail industry, representing national retailers, manufacturers and suppliers… Read more


December 9, 2020 Amy L. Bomse Gives Presentation to the PLI 25th Annual Consumer Finance Institute, Ethical Issues Unique to the Consumer Space

On December 9, 2020, RJO Shareholder Amy Bomse co-presented a webinar sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute as part of its Annual Consumer Finance Institute entitled Ethical Issues Unique to the Consumer Space.  Her lecture focused on ethical issues lawyers owe to courts and the legal system and consequences including discipline and sanctions for violation… Additional Information and registration

October 29, 2020

Aaron Silberman Recognized as Outstanding Volunteer for 2020 Pro Bono Work

RJO is delighted to announce Aaron P. Silberman has been recognized by the Justice & Diversity Center, the pro bono arm of the Bar Association of San Francisco, as one of its outstanding volunteers for 2020. Mr. Silberman has continued to do significant pro bono work through the JDC’s Federal Pro Bono Project (fka the… Read more

November 13, 2020

Merri Baldwin Appointed Co-Vice-Chair, California State Bar’s Closing the Justice Gap Working Group

Merri Baldwin has been appointed Co-Vice-Chair of the California State Bar’s Closing the Justice Gap Working Group.  The State Bar Board of Trustees established the Working Group to consider possible regulatory changes suggested by the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) to enhance the delivery of—and access to—legal services through the… Read more

October 16, 2020

Lucas Hanback Quoted in Law360 on President Trump’s new Executive Order 13950 on Diversity Training

Today, Law360 published remarks by Lucas Hanback on President Trump’s new Executive Order 13950 on diversity training. In particular, Lucas’ comments focus on the effect of recent guidance which indicates that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is already fielding complaints that the training targeted by the order may be a violation of preexisting… Read more

October 14, 2020

RJO Welcomes Alexandria Tindall Webb

RJO is pleased to announce that Alexandria Tindall Webb has joined our DC Office as Of Counsel in our Government Contracts and Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Groups. Ms. Tindall Webb has counseled clients regarding disputes with government entities before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Government Accountability Office. She conducts… Read more

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