OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 28, 2016 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the region, announces that Partner Leonard E. Marquez has been named to the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) Board of Directors as a Member at Large and Partner Wendy L. Manley has joined the Environmental Law Section Executive Committee, both effective January 1. The firm has a long-standing relationship with the ACBA and remains a Leadership Firm.

Founded in 1877, the ACBA offers attorney members a chance to shape the legal community in Alameda County through educational, networking and professional development programs and events. As one of the newest branches of the ACBA, the Environmental Law Section provides members with quality educational and networking opportunities relating to environmental law and sustainability issues. The section is governed by a nine-member executive committee, comprised of attorneys from firms throughout Alameda County.

A partner in the litigation group, Marquez focuses on commercial landlord-tenant law, as well as general civil litigation and intellectual property. He represents clients in contract and lease disputes, including advising commercial landlords in the eviction of tenants, and representing office, retail and restaurant tenants in matters involving breach of lease and other disputes. An active member in both the legal and Hispanic communities, Marquez is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County and as General Counsel to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.  He is also an undergraduate admissions interviewer for Princeton University, his alma mater. Marquez earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (1999) and his A.B. from Princeton University (1996).

With a science background and more than two decades of experience in environmental law, Manley assists clients with environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and enforcement issues, and litigation, including water quality, endangered species, public trust, contaminated properties and Proposition 65 matters. Her clients include a wide range of large and small entities that extend to manufacturers, retailers, property owners, title companies, developers, private individuals and public entities. In addition to her involvement with the ACBA, Manley is a member of the Environmental Law sections for both the California and Oregon state bars. She is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the California Stormwater Quality Association and serves on the Bay Area Council Board of Directors. Manley received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (1990), her M.S. from the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (1987) and her B.S. from the University of Oregon (1985).

About Wendel Rosen

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP serves a diverse clientele of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 107-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights; insurance; intellectual property; land use; real estate; taxation; and technology. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy. The firm was recognized by The National Law Journal on its “Midsize Hot List” in 2009 and 2014. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.wendel.com.

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