OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and the state, has named Daniel Rapaport its new managing partner. Rapaport served as firm wide managing partner from 2008 to 2014 and succeeds Richard P. Waxman, who will continue to focus on his business practice at the firm following his tenure as managing partner.
“Wendel Rosen enjoys a sterling reputation throughout the Bay Area, and I look forward to upholding our status and tradition, as well as moving the firm forward as we continue to help shape growth in the East Bay. It is really fun to work with new generations, including tech-savvy millennials, as we build out a remarkably talented, diverse team of attorneys,” said Rapaport. “At Wendel Rosen, we foster a strong firm culture that promotes our enduring commitment to client service, and each other. We provide our attorneys a platform to grow their practices and, most critically, to collaborate and be proactive in addressing clients’ evolving needs.”
One of the firm’s senior litigators, Rapaport has vast experience handling complex business litigation matters on behalf of small and large companies, high-net-worth individuals, distributors, real estate companies and public entities. He represents individuals in complex estate and trust disputes. He is called upon to represent shareholders, officers and directors of closely held agricultural, real estate, manufacturing and technology companies that have internal conflicts, and he has represented manufacturing companies in unfair competition, patent infringement and trade secret theft matters. Rapaport also assists companies with compliance regarding Proposition 65 and advertising and regulatory laws.
Active within the legal community, Rapaport has served as the Settlement Conference Commissioner for the San Francisco Superior Court’s Volunteer Settlement Project since 1985 and as a Judge Pro Tempore since 1988. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (1975) and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1972).
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