Century City Lawyer
November 2014 Issue


President's Message

by Amy B. Alderfer
Cozen O'Connor P.C.

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is drawing to a close. This has been a very active and successful year for the Century City Bar Association and I am happy to report that we have some exciting events lined up for the remainder of 2014 and 2015.  

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Peeking in at Drone Law - California and Beyond

by Jane Shay Wald, Esq. & Charles D. Kreuter, PhD

Congratulations!  Like so many other Century City lawyers, you just bought a Phantom Vision 2 Quad, a Parrot or other exciting new camera-equipped drone for personal use in cruising your neighborhood.  And possibly some other neighborhoods.  Maybe you want to check out the line waiting at the Century City Westfield Mall’s Apple store. 

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Victoria Burke

Still Waiting for Adoption or Revision: A "Bigger, Better Regulation A Exemption for Unregistered Securities Offerings

by Edward T. Swanson

The JOBS Act was adopted in April of 2012, after the U.S. economy had been languishing for several years.  One of the goals of the JOBS Act was to liberalize the exemptions under the Securities Act of 1933 for unregistered sales of securities.  

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Edward T. Swanson

Century City After Hours

by Edward T. Swanson

Concert Deja Vu, the British Invasion & Trivia Contest

Well, in the past 13 months I have been to all of two rock concerts, a far cry from my heyday, and both were “re-runs” of prior concerts.  Shortly over a year ago I saw Depeche Mode at the Staples Center.  Solid concert, but I had seen them 15 or so years earlier at the (then-home of the Lakers) Forum, and much of the concert present was like the concert past. 


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The Times They are a Changin'

by Amy Alderfer

*Reprinted with permission from LawyerMade Magazine

The emergence of 3D printing is interesting for many reasons and is sure to impact many areas of the law.  The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the potential impact 3D printing may have on product liability law as an increasing number of products are able to be manufactured by people at home using 3D printers.

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GLA ALA Justice Jog


On Sunday, September 14, 2014, CASA of Los Angeles held their 7th Annual Justice Jog in Century City.  The event was held in partnership with the Greater Los Angeles Association of  Legal Administrators.  In 2013 the Justice Jog raised $94,000 to support the programs of CASA Los Angeles.  The law firms with the top three times this year are:  Jeffer Mangles Butler & Mitchell, LLP, Elkins, Kalt Weintraub Rube Gartside LLP, and Bird Marella. Congratulations to everyone who participated! 

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Establishing a Successful Law Practice: What Every Rising Star Needs to Know

On September 16, 2014, the CCBA put on a panel discussion entitled Establishing a Successful Law Practice: What Every Rising Star Needs to Know.  The event took place at Irell & Manella and featured Michelle Lee Flores, partner at Cozen O’Connor P.C.; Tom Ara, partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Alison Plessman, partner at Irell & Manella LLP; and Ara Babaian, founding principal of the Encore Law Group.  Approximately 40 people attended the event which is part of a series of CLE events aimed at assisting the junior practitioner.  The next panel will focus on working with in house counsel. Please keep an eye out for the date.

Photo Feature: Poker Tournament and ConLaw Luncheon

Poker Tournament



The CCBA's first Annual Poker Tournament that took place in June at the L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills.  The event generated many donations of gently used business attire for Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeless and low-income individuals with the resources and support necessary to find and retain employment.  

Annual Constitutional Law Luncheon with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky


On August 12, 2014, we welcomed back Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to our annual Constitutional Law Luncheon at Lawry’s Prime Rib. A roomful of lawyers came to hear the founding Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law summarize the major US Supreme Court decisions of the most recent term. 


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There has never been a better time than now to be part of the CCBA! Our growing list of benefits and perks offers our members one of the finest amenities packages around. From special incentives with other organizations such as the LACBA, to discounts at your favorite Century City eateries, the CCBA is better than ever before!   

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