Mountain View, CA (January 27, 2016) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Fenwick litigator Sebastian Kaplan was named Outstanding Barrister of the Year by The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club.
Founded in 1927, the Barristers Club encourages fellowship among legal professionals in the earlier years of their career. The Club includes Bar Association of San Francisco members in their first 10 years of their legal career. BASF members still in law school are also eligible to join.
“[Kaplan’s] dedication to the club over the years has been steadfast and includes several leadership roles,” the BASF wrote in a statement. “[He] has been instrumental in recruiting several current Barristers board members and section leaders.”
Kaplan chaired the Barristers Club’s Professional Development Section from 2007 to 2012. He also served as the president of the 2013 Barristers Board of Directors.
“Kaplan played a key role in bringing the Barristers Annual Meeting from Professional Development Week to an all-day conference in 2011,” the BASF noted. “He is still active with the event and single-handedly planned this year’s judges panel.”
The Fenwick associate also speaks frequently at the BASF on topics ranging from to IP infringement to social networking to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He has also published several articles on trademark litigation and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Kaplan litigates high-stakes intellectual property disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He also defends technology innovators from privacy and false advertising class actions. His has worked with many of technology’s hottest companies including Pandora, Nimble Storage, Pinterest and SuccessFactors.
The BASF honored Kaplan at its Annual Membership Lunch on December 17.
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