• Defending Damages Claims in Complex Litigation

    Posted June 5, 2015 By in Recent News With | No Comments

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  • Environmental and Natural Resources Litigation – What Works

    Posted May 22, 2015 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    For Immediate Release

    Senior Shareholder Gregory M. Bergman, of Bergman Dacey Goldsmith in Los Angeles, California, participated on a panel titled “Environmental and Natural Resources Litigation – What Works” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s (“LCA”) 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows. The conference took place on April 15 – 17, 2015, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. This conference was designed for Fellows of the LCA to enhance their already superior trial skills, to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford each individual the opportunity to network and interact with some of North America’s finest trial and appellate lawyers. Mr. Bergman is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

    Mr. Bergman is the Immediate Past Chair and one of the founders of the LCA’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. He also is a member of the LCA’s Complex Commercial Litigation Institute. At the LCA’s 2015 Spring Conference, Mr. Bergman was selected to serve as the Chair of the CCLI’s Programs Committee.

    The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness, and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA seeks a high level of diversity in its composition and includes Women’s and Diversity Initiatives. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

    For more information regarding the LCA or the 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows, please contact Jessica Sullivan at 212.724.4128 or Jessica.Sullivan@litcounsel.org.

  • BDG Honored by the African American Male Educational Network & Development with Educational Corporate Award

    Posted February 18, 2015 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that it is being honored by the African American Male Educational Network & Development (A²MEND) organization with its Educational Corporate Award at its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Dinner is part of the 8th annual conference titled, “From Plan to Action: Examining Equity Minded Approaches to African American Male Success.”

    The A²MEND Educational Corporate Award recognizes BDG’s advocacy, mentorship, and support for increasing the success of African American males in community colleges. BDG’s leadership and fortitude in fostering institutional change within the community college system to improve the success of students and, in particularly African American males, is receiving recognition. The Scholarship Awards Dinner will help support African American male college students who are participating in the A²MEND student mentoring program.

    The A²MEND organization is comprised of African American male administrators and faculty who utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system. In response to the lack of educational success of African American male students in California Community Colleges, A²MEND in 2008 organized its first annual African American Male Summit, which brought together administrators, faculty, staff, students, and advocates from across the country to address the administrative and instructional strategies that have an impact on the success of African American male students.

    BDG is committed to and supports A²MEND as it strives to push the agenda of student success and the plight for minority males in higher education. Please see its website, www.a2mend.org, to help further the awareness of its cause.

  • Brian J. Bergman Speaker at “Important Developments in Environmental Law 2015”

    Posted February 16, 2015 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Shareholder Brian J. Bergman was a speaker during the international webinar presented by the Mackrell International Environmental Practice Group entitled, “Important Developments in Environmental Law” (2015). His topic was, “When Contractors Hit Pipelines, Pollution Liability Claims under the Federal Oil Pollution Act and Dig Alert Scheme.” The event attracted 65 registrants from 42 cities, 21 states, and 5 countries; the registrants included senior executives in the energy, chemical, manufacturing, and consulting industries, some from the world’s largest companies. Brian is the Lead of this Practice Group.

  • Bergman Dacey Goldsmith Announces 2015 Super Lawyers

    Posted January 23, 2015 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that shareholders Gregory M. Bergman, John P. Dacey, and Michele M. Goldsmith, along with Of Counsel, Mark W. Waterman, have been selected as 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers. Shareholder Brian J. Bergman has also been recognized as a 2014 Southern California Rising Star. Mr. Bergman was recognized in the category of Business Litigation. Mr. Dacey was recognized in the Construction Litigation field. Ms. Goldsmith and Mr. Waterman have been recognized in the Employment Litigation practice area. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyer Magazine recognizes only 5% of lawyers in California. They were selected after considerable polling and peer evaluation with a detailed research process that evaluates each candidate based on 12 indicators of professional achievement.

    For over 31 years, Bergman Dacey Goldsmith has provided our clients with sophisticated and personalized legal service. We have earned our reputation for litigation excellence and offer our clients seasoned lawyers and knowledgeable advice in the most cost-effective manner. We encourage you to visit our website at www.bdgfirm.com to learn more about our award-winning attorneys and how we can apply our proven strategies for your benefit.

    Congratulations to Greg, John, Michele, Mark, and Brian.

    Super Lawyer 2015

  • What Security Screenings Ruling Means for California

    Posted December 22, 2014 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Does the Federal Labor Standard Act (FLSA) require employers to compensate employees for the time spent on all actions required by employers? Based on recent lower court decisions, many employers may understand the answer to be “yes.” Not so, ruled a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court in Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk , 2014 DJDAR 16194 (Dec. 9, 2014).

    Read full article below.


    What Security Screenings Ruling Means for California.

    Michele M. Goldsmith and Jonathan M. Lebe
    Daily Journal December, 17 2014

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