Chair; Business, Finance & Tax DivisionCo-Chair, Corporate & Finance
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University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1974.Executive Editor, “Student Notes,” Southern California Law Review.
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, magna cum laude, B.S.F.S., 1970.Phi Beta Kappa.
Gordon Bava is co-chairman of the firm after serving for a decade as its Chief Executive and Managing Partner until December 31, 1999. Mr. Bava’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, special committee representation, private and underwritten securities offerings and general corporate representation of clients in a variety of industries.
Mr. Bava has conducted these services for public entertainment, utility and healthcare companies, local, regional and multinational financial institutions and holding companies, investment banks, and institutional and individual investors.
Mr. Bava previously served as the Executive-in-Residence at Rustic Canyon Ventures, Santa Monica, California, one of the largest venture capital funds in Southern California focusing on Internet businesses, business services and other technology-oriented, high-growth industries.
Who’s Who in L.A. Law: Top 40 M&A Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2011.
Who’s Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, listed among the first published 100 most prominent business attorneys practicing in Los Angeles County, 2009.
Named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2008.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than ten years.
“Southern California Super Lawyers,” Los Angeles Magazine, 2004-2008.
Executive of the Year, Los Angeles Business Journal, 1995.
Who’s Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, listed among the first published 100 most prominent business attorneys practicing in Los Angeles County.
Co-Author, “A Comeback for Tender Offers?” Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker’s Journal, March 2007.
Admitted to practice in California.
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Member, State Bar of California Association, Financial Institutions Committee, Business Section.
Member, American Bar Association.
Chairman (1998) and Member, Board of Directors, Public Counsel, the largest pro bono law office in the United States.
Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, 2002 Chair, Legal Services Division.
Chairman, Board of Directors, KCET, a community television affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System.
Member, Board of Trustees of the Association of Public Television Stations.
Member, Board of Directors, Fraternity of Friends of the Los Angeles Music Center.
Member, Board of Directors, Attorneys Insurance Mutual Risk Retention Group, until June 2005.
Member, Pacific Council on International Policy.
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