McKenna Long & Aldridge Publishes 2014 California Litigation Guide

Guide helps CA businesses reduce regulation and litigation exposure  

SAN DIEGO (April 17, 2014) — McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has released its annual essential California Litigation Guide to help businesses identify the most crucial legal issues associated with conducting operations in California.  "Litigation in California: What Every Business Needs to Know," provides General Counsel and corporate executives with a strategic view of critical risks like insurance bad faith litigation, unfair competition, water quality enforcement, "mixed motive" defense in employment discrimination cases and class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 

Since the publication of last year’s Litigation Guide, California remains the largest economy of any state in the nation, at $1.75 trillion. After suffering one of the worst business climates in years, California remains a difficult State in which to conduct business with huge regulation and litigation exposure, exemplified by the more than one million lawsuits filed in the state each year.

Children's Law Center Recognizes Generous Support of DC's Children

Children's Law Center Recognizes Generous Support of DC's Children

WASHINGTON, DC (April 7, 2014) — McKenna Long & Aldridge has been named the 2014 Champion for Children by Children's Law Center for the support of Washington, DC's most vulnerable children. For the second consecutive year, MLA is honored in the mid-sized law firm category, having donated more than $30,000 to Children's Law Center in 2013. 

"MLA's attorneys and professionals have a long history of supporting Children's Law Center’s mission of providing free legal services to at risk children who face abuse and neglect, need homes or have special education and health needs," said Joanne Zimolzak, Office Managing Partner for Washington, DC. "This award reflects MLA's strong commitment to making a difference in the lives of the children in our community." 

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McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is deeply committed to providing pro bono legal services. We recognize that, as attorneys, we have a duty to help ensure that all people in our communities have equal access to our justice system regardless of their ability to pay for legal services. We believe that pro bono work and other community service are a key part of the professional responsibility of attorneys. We are proud of our long-standing tradition of using our legal talents and unique advocacy skills to serve the public interest.

The MLA Pro Bono Committee awarded medallions to more than 80 lawyers and paralegals firmwide who performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service in 2010.

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McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the people who live in the communities in which we have offices. Through pro bono legal services, community service efforts, and the MLA Foundation, the firm supports both individuals and organizations by means of generous charitable donations and untold hours of volunteer activities.As attorneys, we recognize that we have a duty to help ensure each person has equal access to the justice system regardless of his or her ability to afford representation. From coast to coast, we give people a chance to improve their lives by rendering free legal services, often in partnership with local service providers such as the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, the Children’s Law Center and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.