Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has elevated 27 attorneys to partnership. Located in offices throughout the country and experienced in a broad range of legal areas, these new partners are positioned to collaborate with our national practice groups to meet the various legal needs of our clients.
"Our newest partners again represent a broad range in terms of both practice areas and geographic footprint,” said Dion Cominos, Firm Managing Partner. “It is reassuring to see that, even in these most difficult and uncertain of times, Gordon & Rees’ 2021 Partnership class is the largest it has ever been—reflecting both our continued strength and growth. We are very proud of our colleagues’ accomplishments and are delighted to have them joining the firm’s partnership ranks.”
The Gordon & Rees partnership ranks now include:
Petra N. Ambrose is a partner in the firm's Seattle office. She is a seasoned litigator with experience in numerous areas. Her practice is currently focused on malpractice and professional liability suits against medical and healthcare professionals/entities, accountants, attorneys, directors and officers, insurance agents, brokers and construction design professionals.
Jonathan A. Barnes is a partner and experienced trial litigator in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore offices of Gordon & Rees. As a member of the Commercial Litigation, Consumer Protection Litigation, Professional Liability and Products Liability practice groups, his experience spans complex business litigation, construction, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, and products liability.
Peter Choi is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. He has experience representing employers in all aspects of state and federal employment matters, including class actions and representative actions for wage and hour violations.
Glenn B. Coffin is a partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group of the firm's Hartford office and has practiced in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2005 and the State of Connecticut since 2007. He concentrates his practice on the defense of a variety of entities and clients in the complex litigation setting including the manufacturers of products in toxic tort, products liability and asbestos litigation.
Mark D. Crapo is a partner in the St. Louis office of Gordon & Rees and his practice focuses on product liability, business litigation, intellectual property, and toxic tort and environmental litigation. He serves clients in product and premises liability disputes, transportation and FELA litigation, and commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country.
Nicholas A. Deming is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office and a member of the Employment practice group. He represents large corporations, non-profits, and small businesses in employment matters involving discrimination; harassment; wrongful termination; retaliation and whistleblower claims; disability accommodations and the interactive process; and wage and hour/ Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) violations.
Amber A. Eklof is a partner in the Employment Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and counseling for single plaintiff and class action matters. She represents individuals and employers of all sizes from large corporations to small business and non-profits, in employment matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, disability accommodation, family medical leave laws, Title IX, ADA violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, alleged wage and hour violations and violations of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
Eric T. Evans is a partner and experienced trial lawyer in the firm's New Jersey office. Having taken 30 trials to verdict, he routinely handles class action and individual matters involving trucking accidents, health care, consumer protection claims, breach of contract, franchise issues, shareholder disputes, financial institution liability, professional negligence, sports and fitness club claims, construction claims and premises liability before federal, state and appellate courts.
Cristina Guerrero is a partner and experienced civil litigator in the firm's Houston, Texas office. She has a proven track record of successful litigation and counseling management in all areas of employment law, intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Sat Sang Khalsa is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office and member of the Employment Law and Trucking and Transportation practice groups. He is an expert in wage and hour matters under both California and Federal statutory schemes, and specializes in class actions and other complex litigation. It is his goal to provide clients and their decision-makers with strategic options for addressing the significant risk posed by complex claims efficiently and effectively.
Kevin Liu is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation including obtaining excellent results at trial and on appeal. He focuses on commercial litigation and class action cases involving consumer fraud, breach of contract, and unfair business practices.
Rachel M. Maldonado is a partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office and member of the Health Care and Medicare Compliance Group. She concentrates her practice in Medicare, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and Social Security compliance issues that arise in workers’ compensation and general liability settlements. She has experience representing employers and large insurance carriers in regards to these issues.
Christopher J. Marchello is a partner and defense litigator in the firm's New York office practicing primarily in the area of toxic torts. Throughout his career, he has defended hundreds of cases, representing a wide array of clients, including equipment manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and premises owners. He has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout New York.
Stacy L. Moon is a partner in the firm's Birmingham office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group, as well as Employment Law, Construction Law, Government Regulatory & Administrative Law, Professional Liability and Cannabis, Hemp & CBD practice groups. She is an AV-rated attorney, with more than 20 years of primarily defense litigation, including commercial, construction, employment litigation, and professional liability defense.
Raymond J. Muro is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office where he is a member of the Commercial Litigation group. He is a seasoned litigator with a decade of experience representing corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal. His practice includes intellectual property litigation, employment law, breach of contract claims, and representing corporate directors in board disputes.
Candice S. Nam is the Assistant Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees, focusing her practice on commercial and franchise litigation, employment law, and torts/products liability litigation in state and federal courts. She specializes in defending businesses and franchisors in commercial and employment disputes involving breaches of contract, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Mia Obciana is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office and has experience in insurance defense, E&O defense, personal injury plaintiff and defense cases, property damage plaintiff and defense, complex business litigation, business transactions, product liability, employment matters, trust and probate litigation, administrative law, criminal prosecution and appellate work.
Eric C. Rosenberg is a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office and is a member of the Insurance, Product & General Liability, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He has successfully represented corporations in a wide variety of complex litigation involving product design, manufacturing, and warning defects as well as, construction, insurance coverage, commercial, and civil rights disputes.
Allison R. Ross is a partner in the Employment practice group in the firm's San Francisco. She defends and advises employers and employees in labor and employment matters in California state and federal courts. She has substantial experience in all aspects of single plaintiff and complex litigation, to include representative claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, and wage and hour class actions on behalf of private entities, governmental agencies, and municipalities.
Brittney B. Rykovich is a partner in the firm's Indianapolis office where she focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters. A skilled litigator, at both the state and federal court levels, she represents a wide range of clients from small private organizations to Fortune 500 companies. She handles all stages of litigation, with extensive experience in the areas of employment, professional liability and consumer protection.
Christina R. Spiezia is a partner in the firm's Orange County office with experience litigating cases for clients across the country in both state and federal courts. She maintains a broad litigation practice with an emphasis on professional liability defense, employment law, commercial litigation, and product and general liability.
Fallon Carroll Stephenson is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Gordon & Rees, and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Commercial Litigation practice groups. She handles general counseling in healthcare law and corporate compliance, medical malpractice defense litigation, and commercial litigation. She also provides legal guidance to self-insured and captive entities with respect to program management and development, claims handling, legal defense and general counsel services.
H. Matthew Taylor is a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial and civil litigation with a focus on employment law and non-compete matters. He also works with clients to develop employee handbooks and advises on severance, noncompete and other employment-related agreements. He has significant experience representing clients in premises liability matters and other commercial litigation including business torts and breach of contract actions pending across the country.
Bimali Walgampaya is a partner in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. Her practice focuses in employment law, including FEHA claims and Wage and Hour claims. She also handles a large volume of collection matters, including judgment debtor exams and other collection avenues.
Courtney C. Williams is a partner in the Nashville office of Gordon & Rees. She advises companies and litigates on their behalf on a wide range of employment and commercial litigation matters, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, discrimination and harassment, claims of wrongful termination, defamation, and breach of contract all over the country. She also works with clients to develop employee handbooks and advises on severance, noncompete and other employment-related agreements.
Wing Yan Wong is a partner in the firm's Las Vegas office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability practice groups. Her work includes both transaction and litigation. Her practice focuses primarily in the area of commercial litigation, including but not limited to, business torts, contract claims, and common interest community law.
Probal G. Young is partner in the Orange County office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Tort & Product Liability practice group. He is an experienced litigator with hundreds of successfully-settled cases, as well as several trials to verdict and binding arbitrations. He defends major corporations not only in products liability cases, but also in catastrophic personal injury actions and landlord-tenant habitability actions.