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July 7th, 2011

FCOP’s Joe Strohman on Cyber Crimes

FCOP’s Joe Strohman to moderate CPA/Law Society’s July 22nd presentation on Cyber Crimes.  A Senior Deputy District Attorney, a Technical Security Officer and a threat detection specialist will discuss protection of electronic information and steps to take if your security is compromised.

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June 14th, 2011

Top Ten Termination Tips with Meghan Clark

FCOP partner Meghan Clark will present an hour long employment law seminar on the “Top Ten Termination Tips” for the American Payroll Association on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Westlake Village.  For information on the event, please contact Brad Horton at  Ms. Clark can be reached at or (805) 659-6800.

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May 13th, 2011

Appeals Court orders release of pension records: FCOP’s Jim McDermott said, “It’s a clear victory.”

(May 11, 2011) A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that pension payments to county government retirees are not confidential and must be released as a public record. The ruling represents the first appellate decision in California over efforts to compel the release of the identities of government retirees drawing more than $100,000 annually. The case […]

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May 11th, 2011

FCOP Welcomes Veteran Corporate and Business Attorney, Chris Kitasaki

Christopher Kitasaki has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Transactions group.  He brings more than 28 years of experience to the firm, including extensive knowledge and skill in entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate.  “We have long admired Chris’s exceptional skills.  His strong background in business transactions and his practical […]

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April 27th, 2011

FCOP opens issues and appeals practice group

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP announced the opening of its issues and appeals practice group with the arrival of Wendy Cole Lascher, a State Bar-certified specialist in appellate law and AV-rated attorney. Lascher advises trial lawyers and handles civil and criminal motions, writs and appeals for lawyers and clients throughout California. Lascher was admitted to […]

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April 25th, 2011

Jesse Cahill Named to Conejo Free Clinic Board of Directors

(April, 2011)  Jesse Cahill, an associate at Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, has recently been named to the Board of Directors of the Conejo Free Clinic.  Jesse has been an active volunteer with the Clinic by contributing his legal expertise since 2005.  The Conejo Free Clinic was founded in 1976 and for over thirty four years […]

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April 20th, 2011

Stay Cool California by Meghan Clark

(April, 2011)  Within weeks our cool spring mornings will be a thing of the past and summer will be in full swing.  Increased temperatures bring increased health risks for employees and Cal-OSHA continues to cite employers for failure to comply with heat illness regulations….  Continue reading FCOP’s Meghan Clark on Cal-OSHA violations here.

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April 19th, 2011

FCOP’s Wendy Lascher enjoys appellate victory

(April 18, 2011)  Court of Appeal upholds trial court grant of summary judgment finding an “occasional seller” of a used machine is not required to warn an employee of a subsequent purchaser.  “The case law does not support liability on a theory of negligence or strict liability. Defendants are not manufacturers nor did they have a duty […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP in the Pacific Coast Business Times

(April 8, 2011) Attorneys reshuffle law lineup: Ventura-based Ferguson Case Orr Paterson could be the largest law firm in the Tri-Counties by June, displacing Oxnard’s Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton.  For years, Nordman Cormany’s highly visible offices off Highway 101 housed the region’s largest firm with 34 attorneys.  But a total of eight attorneys — […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP Welcomes New Partner Meghan Clark

(April 1, 2011)  Meghan Clark, a noted employment and appellate lawyer, has joined Ventura County-based law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP as a partner. Clark also serves clients as general counsel and as an expert on equine-related issues. She is a Ventura County native and competitive horse rider since childhood. “Her expertise and experience in employment […]

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