Irvine, CA – Rutan & Tucker LLP is pleased to announce it has elected Michael Adams as its managing partner for his remaining two years on the firm’s Executive Committee. The firm also announced it has elevated six attorneys to its partnership. The new roles are effective January 1, 2024
“It’s been an honor to be a part of the firm’s leadership for the past several years and a very special honor to be elected Managing Partner, says Michael Adams, partner in the firm’s Litigation and Trial section. “I look forward to supporting Rutan’s excellence in all areas of client service and to welcoming this year’s partnership class, which has proven to be an exceptional group of attorneys and business partners to their clients.”
The following lawyers make up this year’s partnership class:
Steve Barbieri (Palo Alto)
Steve focuses his practice on commercial and construction litigation. Prior to joining Rutan & Tucker, Steve worked for nearly seven years at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney, in which he advised governmental clients and tried multiple matters related to the California dependency system.
Golsa Honafar (Irvine)
Golsa handles a variety of business and civil litigation matters. She has worked on numerous cases involving class actions, business contracts, partnership disputes, real estate matters, judgment debtor examinations, unlawful detainers, probate matters, business and intentional torts, and intellectual property matters.
Marc A. McClain (Irvine)
Marc focuses on patent preparation, application and prosecution, intellectual property, and post-grant proceedings including interpartes review and post grant review. He has handled matters in various technological fields including augmented reality, video streaming, online learning, computer memory structures, and 3D model processing.
Morgan A. McCombe (Irvine)
Morgan is a corporate attorney who works on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate legal matters. His practice is centered on middle market transactions ranging between $5 million and $500 million, and he has experience representing buyers and sellers. His practice touches on a wide range of industries including private equity, automotive, food and beverage, health, and technology.
Matthew F. Murray (Palo Alto)
Matt focuses on construction transactions, claims management, and litigation. As member of Rutan’s Chambers Band 2 construction law practice group, he routinely represents owner-developers, prime contractors, and subcontractors on both public infrastructure and private projects, including commercial and affordable housing, mixed-use, and industrial developments.
Alex Swanson (Irvine)
Alex represents clients in a range of civil litigation including environmental litigation and life sciences, including mass toxic tort litigation, Proposition 65 defense, and CERCLA cost recovery actions. His practice also covers contract disputes, business torts, and patent litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices.