Nine Manatt Professionals Named to Law360’s 2023 Editorial Advisory Boards

– Law360

Nine of Manatt’s professionals were named to various 2023 Law360 Editorial Boards, which provide insight on important legal issues to the publication’s team of reporters and editors.  

This year’s appointees are: 

Partner and Director of Pro Bono Sirena Castillo was named to the Access to Justice Editorial Advisory Board for her work directing Manatt's pro bono program and developing the Firm's pro bono and community partnerships nationwide, as well as maintaining her own active docket of pro bono cases focused on immigration matters. 

Leader of Manatt’s Cannabis and CBD, and the Firm’s Real Estate Transactions and Finance practices Anita Famili joined the Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board, selected for her role helping to create the standards for how cannabis deals are done in the United States and serving as go-to counsel for companies and individuals operating in the rapidly evolving cannabis and CBD industries since 2013, 

Corporate and Finance Partner Veronica Lah was named to the Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board for her work representing clients in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, buy- and sell-side acquisitions, restructurings, equity and debt securities offerings, corporate governance, and periodic reporting. 

Digital and Technology Counsel and Director Matthew Reece serves on the Sports Editorial Advisory Board, selected for his work assisting brands, colleges, collectives and athletes navigate the NIL regulatory and business landscape, as well as his experience as the former chief legal officer for an "original six" NHL franchise. 

Litigation Partner Naeun Rim was selected for the Trials Editorial Advisory Board for her practice specializing in complex commercial litigation and white-collar disputes serving clients across a variety of industries — including health care, financial services, banking, entertainment and technology. 

Appellate Partner Ben Shatz is a member of the Appellate Editorial Advisory Board was selected for his experience briefing hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions to every level of the courts, focusing on anti-SLAPP, punitive damages, class actions and unfair competition, among other areas. 

Land Use Partner Sigrid Waggener was named to the Energy Editorial Advisory Board for her work on energy, infrastructure and large-scale commercial development and advising clients on California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance and associated real estate. 

Energy and Environment Partner Matthew Williamson was selected for the Environmental Editorial Advisory Board for his extensive experience working with clients on federal, state and local environmental law and regulatory compliance, as well as representing them in litigation, administrative proceedings and enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance matters. 

CEO and Managing Partner Donna Wilson was named to the Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board for her leadership in expanding Manatt across key markets and throughout its core industry focuses, all while advancing its fully integrated legal and consulting model where it counsels clients at the intersection of business innovation, policy and the law. 



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