In the Headlines
► Latham & Watkins: George J. Mihlsten (Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law, 1995) represented the owner of the Los Angeles Times as three of the paper’s buildings underwent the application process for becoming protected cultural monuments. The William Pereira–designed Times Mirror Building, constructed in 1973, is one such building that preservationists are fighting to save from the development plans of its new owners. The globe situated in the Times’ lobby was the subject of debate between Onni Group—the new property owners—and the paper.
► O’Melveny & Myers: Seth Aronson (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation;
► Panish Shea & Boyle: Brian Panish (Aviation Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance;
► Richards, Watson & Gershon: Laurence S. Wiener (Land Use and Zoning Law, 2016) represented the city of Beverley Hills against a lawsuit claiming its rent stabilization ordinance required the disclosure of confidential data. “The city council values the rights and privacy of our residents and only seeks this information to ensure all housing providers are abiding by the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance,” Wiener said in a statement, adding that the city will continue to host meetings between tenants and landlords to determine a way forward on the ordinance.
► Greenberg Traurig: G. Michelle Ferreira (Litigation and
► King & Spalding: Peter Hsiao (
► After 30 Years, Lawsuits Mount Against USC Coverup
Taylor & Ring: David M. Ring (Personal Injury
It was the university’s failure to heed warnings and alleged suppression of evidence involving Tyndall that placed them squarely at the center of mounting litigation. Following an internal investigation by the school in 2016, Tyndall was placed on administrative leave. He retired in 2017. USC did not report him to the medical board and did not inform his former patients of its findings.
When he spoke to the Los Angeles Times, Ring was optimistic about the sizes of the settlements he feels victims
Gloria Allred (Employment
In the wake of the allegations and lawsuits, C. L. Max Nikias announced his plans to step down from his position as USC president.