FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Belinda Macauley, Executive Director, BHBA and BHBF,
310.601.2420, BMacauley [at] BHBA.org
BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION AND BEVERLY HILLS
BAR FOUNDATION WELCOME 2022 OFFICERS
BAR FOUNDATION WELCOME 2022 OFFICERS
Beverly Hills, CA – September 29, 2021 – The Beverly Hills Bar Association and Beverly Hills Bar Foundation have sworn in officers for the 2022 bar year. Judge Helen Zukin of the Los Angeles Superior Court administered the oath last evening via Zoom.
The Association welcomes Anthony D. Ross of Murchison & Cumming LLP as President; Malcolm McNeil of Arent Fox as President-Elect; Alexander Rufus-Isaacs of Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham, LLP as First Vice President; Nadira Imam of Lawrence H. Jacobson, APC as Second Vice President; and Anthony D. Storm of Storm Family Law as Secretary/Treasurer. The Association will also swear in a new cohort of local attorneys as Governors: Margo Bouchet of Margo Bouchet Law, Kendra Thomas of Thomas Law Offices, and Stephen Weaver of Weaver Land Law.
The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, the Association’s charitable arm, will continue to be led by current president Linda Spiegel, a real estate attorney and certified mediator in Beverly Hills. The Foundation welcomes current officers into new roles—appellate lawyer Feris Greenberger as Secretary and Steven Young of Practus as Treasurer — and new Directors Natalie Do of Torrey Pines Bank and Charles S. Tigerman of Mindlin & Tigerman.
“I am really delighted to take the reins of the Beverly Hills Bar Association for its 90th year. Our membership is booming, thanks both to our members’ creativity and resilience during the pandemic and our recent internal modernization and reimagining of bar association benefits. As COVID conditions continue to improve, I look forward to once again being able to network in person with the many talented lawyers we are fortunate to have as part of our organization,” Ross said. His presidential priorities will include expanding business and professional development opportunities for BHBA’s members along with inclusion and equity efforts. “There is so much that we are doing well, but a key priority for my presidency will be further expanding representation of our larger community within our bar leadership ranks. My predecessor, Adam Siegler of Greenberg Traurig, made great strides in this area and I intend to build on his initiatives and success. As a Black Latino, BHBA’s long history of civil rights advocacy is a great point of pride for me, as I know it is for many of our members. Among the things that motivated me to get more involved with BHBA initially was its leadership on LGBTQ rights—among other things, we wrote the lead amicus brief to the California Supreme Court supporting marriage equality 15 years ago—and I hope to expand our community’s visibility and representation among BHBA’s leadership and within our pro bono and community service projects,” said Ross, who is the organization’s first openly gay president.
Ross is a Senior Associate in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming LLP, focusing his practice on transportation and general liability matters. He has extensive experience in general liability, commercial litigation, personal injury, consumer protection, and business litigation matters. Tony received his JD from New York Law School and his BA from Rutgers University. After law school, Tony embarked on a successful career as an entrepreneur on both coasts, in the hospitality space. He credits the success of both his company and his law practice to his ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.
The Beverly Hills Bar Association is in its tenth decade serving more than 16,000 lawyers who live or work on the Westside of Los Angeles, as well as throughout southern California and the world. BHBA serves its members, leads the profession, supports and advocates for legislation and legal decisions supporting equal rights and the independence of the judiciary, and advocates for justice by offering continuing legal education, networking events, marketing services, publications, a legal staff referral service, leadership and professional growth opportunities, pro bono programs, and legislative advocacy activities. BHBA includes two dozen volunteer-led sections and committees and the Barristers, a division for lawyers in their first eight years of practice along with law students. BHBA has varying membership and benefit levels, and dues are free to students and lawyers in their first three years of practice. Find out more at bhba.org.