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1000 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles | California | 90017 | USA

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Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

Buchalter's Overview

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise.

At Buchalter, we practice in that spirit.

Our founding principle-providing our clients with the best business solutions-continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success. Our overarching goal-getting the best results for the client in a timely manner with sensitivity to cost-has engendered client loyalty, and the firm has grown from that loyalty.

Our lawyers are accessible, resourceful, skillful and adept at responding to change. Our technological capabilities keep case law and rule changes at our fingertips and client communications current, enabling us to create efficient, superior outcomes.

We strongly believe that technology is a tool that furthers the practice of law and have used that belief to develop a cutting edge platform for our firm. We use a meshed (NVPN) network to facilitate work among offices, Cisco VoIP telephony and Video-over-IP conferencing. Sharing documents is seamless through FileSite, which is also utilized to create our Client Extranets. To support our litigation matters, we use Concordance and Opticon, as well as LiveNote and Sanction. Unlike many firms, we have the capacity to process e-Discovery in-house, reducing client costs.

Buchalter lawyers are also active members of the communities in which they live and work. Leadership is a value the founding partners practiced and passed on to the current generation of attorneys. Our lawyers sit on the boards of prominent organizations, teach and lecture frequently. We actively participate in many associations and groups including the Public Law Center, San Francisco Legal Aid Society, Practicing Law Institute, California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the LACBA Domestic Violence Project, the Sojourner Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Phoenix and many others.

Buchalter is consistently ranked among the leading law firms by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, The Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal. It is also ranked among the leading firms nationally by American Legal Media and the National Law Journal.

Buchalter's commitment to reflecting and enhancing the rich diversity of the clients and communities in which we practice is more than eight decades strong. The firm's diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater array of creative talent and alternative thinking, benefiting all.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1933
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 9
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 300

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Government, Regulatory & Administrative
  • Health Care
  • Insolvency & Financial Law Group
  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Tax, Benefits and Estate Planning


Rick Cohen

Rick CohenPartner Emeritus


Selena Medlen

Selena MedlenAssociate General Counsel

Of Counsel

Russell Allyn

Russell AllynSenior Counsel

Efrat M. Cogan

Efrat M. CoganOf Counsel

Jessie Reider Cristo

Jessie Reider CristoSenior Counsel

Brian T. Harvey

Brian T. HarveySenior Counsel

Dana Hobart

Dana HobartOf Counsel


Gerald "Jerry" JanoffSenior Counsel

Vanessa LeFort

Vanessa LeFortSenior Counsel

David E. Mark

David E. MarkSenior Counsel

M. Reed  Mercado

M. Reed MercadoSenior Counsel

Andrea R. Musker

Andrea R. MuskerSenior Counsel

Anthony J. Napolitano

Anthony J. NapolitanoSenior Counsel

Philip Nulud

Philip NuludSenior Counsel

Mancy Pendergrass

Mancy PendergrassSenior Counsel

Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidSenior Counsel

Stuart A. Simon

Stuart A. SimonOf Counsel

Jennifer A. Smith

Jennifer A. SmithSenior Counsel

Pooya E. Sohi

Pooya E. SohiSenior Counsel

Ryan D. Staley

Ryan D. StaleySenior Counsel

Sarin Tavlian

Sarin TavlianSenior Counsel

Susan P. White

Susan P. WhiteSpecial Counsel

Nikole K. Zoumberakis

Nikole K. ZoumberakisSenior Counsel


Kalley R. Aman

Kalley R. AmanShareholder

Paul S. Arrow

Paul S. ArrowShareholder

Farhad Bahar

Farhad BaharShareholder

Anita Barooni

Anita BarooniAttorney

Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

Ariel A. Berrios

Ariel A. BerriosShareholder

Farah Bhatti

Farah BhattiShareholder

Oren Bitan

Oren BitanShareholder

William S. Brody

William S. BrodyShareholder

Alyssa Brown

Alyssa BrownAttorney

Lee C. Cheng

Lee C. ChengShareholder

Arthur Chinski

Arthur ChinskiShareholder

John Clough

John CloughShareholder

Robert S. Cooper

Robert S. CooperShareholder

Mark T. Cramer

Mark T. CramerShareholder

Steven Di Saia

Steven Di SaiaShareholder

Aaron Elster

Aaron ElsterAttorney

Gabriel G. Green

Gabriel G. GreenShareholder

Julian Gurule

Julian GuruleShareholder

Harumi Hata

Harumi HataShareholder

David Hitchcock

David HitchcockShareholder

Peter V. Hogan

Peter V. HoganShareholder

John L. Hosack

John L. HosackShareholder

Jeffrey H. Kapor

Jeffrey H. KaporShareholder

Eric Kennedy

Eric KennedyShareholder

Nathan Kiyam

Nathan KiyamAttorney

Cheryl M. Lott

Cheryl M. LottShareholder

Carol K. Lucas

Carol K. LucasShareholder

Robert Miller

Robert MillerShareholder

Joshua Mizrahi

Joshua MizrahiShareholder

C. Tyler Ohanian

C. Tyler OhanianShareholder

Rajnish Puri

Rajnish PuriShareholder

Mary H. Rose

Mary H. RoseShareholder

Joel G.  Samuels

Joel G. SamuelsShareholder

Andrew  Selesnick

Andrew SelesnickShareholder

Matthew L. Seror

Matthew L. SerorShareholder

Daniel H. Slate

Daniel H. SlateShareholder

Scott O. Smith

Scott O. SmithShareholder

Barry A. Smith

Barry A. SmithShareholder

George Stephan

George StephanShareholder

Gordon Stuart

Gordon StuartAttorney

Kenny Tamura

Kenny TamuraAttorney

Joseph Vargas

Joseph VargasShareholder

Leonard (Len) Venger

Leonard (Len) VengerSenior Advisor

Tanya Viner

Tanya VinerShareholder

Jeremy Weitz

Jeremy WeitzShareholder

Gary Wolensky

Gary WolenskyShareholder

Philip J. Wolman

Philip J. WolmanShareholder

Daniel H. Wu

Daniel H. WuShareholder

Michael Zerman

Michael ZermanShareholder


HIPAA Compliance Guidelines for Remote Workers
Buchalter, October 2021

October 6, 2021 By: Jennifer Guerrero While a remote work environment can provide many benefits to all of the parties involved, it also can present significant challenges for organizations that need to remain Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) compliant. There are many privacy and security measures that need to be implemented in order to address the concerns and risks of maintaining HIPAA compliance in a work-from-home environment...

California Privacy Protection Agency Seeks Comments on Preliminary CPRA Issues
Buchalter, September 2021

September 29, 2021 By: Jennifer Guerrero The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”) established a new state privacy regulatory agency, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“Agency”), which is responsible for issuing regulations implementing the CPRA (along with enforcement authority). The CPPA has issued an Invitation for Preliminary Comments on Proposed Rulemaking  from the public related to a various area over which the Agency has rulemaking authority. According to the All articles submitted by Buchalter


Buchalter’s Dylan Wiseman Named Among California’s 2021 Top Trade Secrets Lawyers by the Daily Journal
Buchalter, October 2021

Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholder Dylan W. Wiseman has been named among California’s 2021 Top Trade Secrets Lawyers by the Daily Journal. For twenty-six years, Dylan W. Wiseman has practiced exclusively in the field of prosecuting and defending trade secrets, employee mobility, and unfair competition disputes, and has tried ten matters through to verdict. On multiple occasions he has taught the State Bar’s continuing education classes on trade secret litigation, and, because of his extensive jury trial experience, Mr...

Buchalter Represents Abington Emerson Investments in Several Significant Real Estate Transactions
Buchalter, October 2021

October 05, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce that it recently provided counsel on a number of high-profile real estate transactions for client Abington Emerson Investments, LLC (“AEI”). The transactions were located throughout Southern California where Buchalter has established a significant presence in the booming real estate market. Renee Shprecher, a Buchalter Shareholder, represented AEI in the sale of Townsgate Office Center in Westlake Village, California. The multi-tenant property is located in the heart of the community of Westlake Village and is adjacent to the US 101 Ventura Freeway. The sale amount was not disclosed...

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