Dickstein Shapiro Opens California Office

All of the attorneys and staff from the Los Angeles-based law firm Pasich & Kornfeld, LLP will join Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP, creating an insurance coverage practice in the country and a West Coast presence for Washington, DC-based Dickstein Shapiro.

“With more than 70 insurance coverage attorneys led by Jerry Oshinsky in DC, Richard Fields and Robin Cohen in New York, and now Kirk Pasich in LA, Dickstein Shapiro can provide its policyholder clients with preeminent resources – a virtual insurance coverage ‘Dream Team’ – anywhere in the United States,” said Michael Nannes, managing partner at Dickstein Shapiro.

Pasich & Kornfeld represents insureds in all types of insurance coverage matters. The firm also represents many entertainment institutions and individuals in insurance recovery matters.

“Our goal when founding Pasich & Kornfeld was to create an entrepreneurial environment that would allow us to pursue opportunities that the structure of our previous firms could not accommodate,” said Kirk Pasich, a founding partner of Pasich & Kornfeld. “We’ve had a great experience, but Dickstein Shapiro presents a unique opportunity for us. We are honored to join the firm’s highly regarded insurance coverage practice.”

Led by Jerry Oshinsky, Dickstein Shapiro specializes in protecting corporate policyholders’ rights in environmental liability, products liability, patent infringement liability, liability for sexual discrimination or harassment, and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Ten Pasich & Kornfeld attorneys will be joining Dickstein Shapiro. Kirk Pasich, Linda Kornfeld, Clyde Hettrick, and Susan Page White will join as partners. Pasich will be a member of Dickstein Shapiro’s Executive Committee. Kornfeld will be the managing partner of Dickstein Shapiro’s California Office, and Hettrick will be a member of Dickstein Shapiro’s Business Development Committee. Cassandra Franklin and Cassandra Shivers will join as of counsel; Pamela Woods will join as counsel; and Julia Holt, Dan Rylaarsdam, and Sharon Tom will join as associates. The attorneys and staff will remain at their current location at 10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4350.

Dickstein Shapiro now has offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Los Angeles, CA.

Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP, founded in 1953, is a multiservice law firm with more than 350 attorneys. Clients include more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures and entrepreneurs, multinational corporations and leading financial institutions, charitable organizations, and government officials in high-profile investigations. The firm’s five core practice groups – Corporate & Finance, Energy, Intellectual Property, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution – involve the firm in virtually every major form of counseling, litigation, and advocacy.