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Craig Holden of Lewis Brisbois — Part 1: Vice President of State Bar of California — But Is He Really? [ TLR Notes: 1. Potential answer to query — under new system, position of Vice-President eliminated 2- Craig Holden — lackey/stooge of Laura Chick, Sheldon Sloan, and John Keker 2. As reminder, Laura Chick escaped her BOG position 3. Holden — employee of MGA Entertainment during Mattel / Bratz litigation involving Skadden’s Gretszky, Howard Rice, and Keker. 3. Holden- part of California Bar Council on Access and Fairness — where he met and conspired with Sarah Redfield / Ruthe Ashley / Jeff Bleich / others in re CaliforniaALL / OBAMA FOR AMERICA 4. In part 2, Holden will be added to list of potential CaliforniaALL suspect.

On Monday, July 22, 2013 MetNews published the following article:

Craig Holden Elected Vice President of State Bar


The State Bar Board of Trustees Friday elected Los Angeles attorney Craig E. Holden as State Bar vice president for 2013-2014.

Craig Holden

Holden, a partner with Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, defeated two other candidates in voting at the board’s meeting in Los Angeles.

His election gives Los Angeles the top two positions in the group’s hierarchy. Luis J. Rodriguez, 46, a deputy public defender, was elected president without opposition.

San Diego attorney Heather Rosing, 41, defeated two opponents, including Los Angeles attorney David Pasternak, for the office of treasurer, denying the local delegation a clean sweep of the offices.  The new officers will be sworn in—the state’s chief justice traditionally does the honors—at the State Bar’s annual meeting in October.

Holden, 43, outpolled Nancy L. Fineman, a principal of Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP in Burlingame, and Pearl G. Mann, a Fullerton sole practitioner, to win the vice presidency. He will succeed Rodriguez in that office.

Access Council

Holden has been a member of the group’s governing body, formerly known as the Board of Governors, for the past two years, representing Los Angeles County lawyers.

He is a former chair of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness—a 25-member advisory committee formed to recommend ways to increase diversity in the legal profession—and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee for the Intellectual Property Section.  He is also a founder and past chair of the State Bar’s Diversity Coalition and a former member of the executive committee of its Law Practice Management & Technology Section.

From 2002 to 2005 he served as a judge pro tempore for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and in 2007 he was honored as Advocate of the Year by Public Counsel, in recognition of his pro bono work recovering millions of dollars for elderly and disadvantaged victims of fraud.

Holden graduated from UCLA in 1991 and from Hastings College of the Law in 1994, the year he gained admission to the State Bar. His practice at Lewis Brisbois focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation, and he also has served as outside counsel to companies in the high-technology, engineering/manufacturing, entertainment, professional services and retail industries.

SB 163

He becomes the second vice president elected under SB 163, the State Bar restructuring legislation approved two years ago. Under that measure, the Board of Trustees is transitioning from a 23-member body primarily elected by lawyers to a smaller board with a primarily unelected membership.

When the transition period ends in October of next year, the board will consist of 19 members, five of whom will be attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court.

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Current 2012-13 Roster of State Bar of California Board of Trustees




Patrick M. Kelly (formerly District 7)Patrick Kelly
Wilson Elser et al LLP
555 South Flower St., #2900
Los Angeles, CA  90071
Phone: 213-443-5100


Vice President

Luis J. Rodriguez  (formerly District 7 )Luis Rodriguez
Division Chief
Office of the Public Defender
320 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 415-538-2276
Fax: 415-538-2305


Gretchen M. Nelson (formerly District 7)Gretchen Nelson
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
707 Wilshire Blvd. #4100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-622-6469
Fax: 213-622-6019



Alec Y. Chang (formerly District 3)
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Ave., Suite 1100
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-470-4684
Fax: 650-798-6500
Michael G. Colantuono (Assembly Appt.)
Colantuono & Levin, PC
11364 Pleasant Valley Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946
Phone: 530-432-7357
Fax: 530-432-7356
Nancy Fineman (formerly District 4)
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
840 Malcolm Road #200
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-697-6000
Fax: 650-697-0577
Karen M. Goodman (formerly District 2)Craig Holden
Goodman & Associates
3840 Watt Ave., Building A
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-643-0600
Fax: 916-643-0605
Craig Holden (formerly District 7) Craig Holden
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-538-2170
Loren Kieve (formerly District 4)
Kieve Law Offices
The Presidio of San Francisco
5A Funston Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 415-364-0060
Dennis Mangers (Public Member)Dennis Mangers
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 916-425-8167
Pearl Mann (formerly District 8)Pearl Mann
Law Office of Pearl Gondrella Mann
2501 E. Chapman Ave. #225
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 714-992-4045
Gwen Moore (Public Member)Gwen Moore
4201 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA  90010
Phone: 323-954-3777
David J. Pasternak (Supreme Court Appt.) David Pasternak
Pasternak Pasternak et al
1875 Century Park E #2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067-2523
Phone: 310-553-1500
Fax: 310-553-1540
Heather Linn Rosing (formerly District 9)
Klinedinst PC
501 W. Broadway #600
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-8131
Mark ShemMark Shem (District 6)
Borton Petrini LLP
95 S. Market St. #400
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-535-0870
Christopher W. Todd (District 4)Christopher Todd
Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie LLP
600 W. Broadway 7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-8151
Fax: 619-232-4665
David A. Torres (District 5)
1318 K St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-326-0857
Fax: 661-

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