FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2015
Contact: Eva V. Van Brunt, 323.326.8896, firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil and Criminal Litigation Firm Kaedian LLP Launches in Los Angeles and Orange County, With Sights on Las Vegas
Former Brown, White & Newhouse LLP Attorneys Open Female-run, Multi-practice Litigation Firm
Los Angeles, CA – KAEDIAN LLP, a Southern California based law firm, today announced its official launch. The new law firm is a collaboration between longtime colleagues Nannina Angioni, Katherine “Kacey” McBroom and Teresa Alarcón and will focus on General Business Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations, Labor and Employment Litigation and Compliance, and General Criminal Defense. The founding partners seek to combine depth of experience and training with a diverse service offering to meet the needs of clients throughout California and Nevada.
“After years of exceptional professional and personal work together, it made sense for us to team up and realize our common vision for what a conscientious, cooperative and highly-skilled law firm can be,” explained founding partner Teresa Alarcón in announcing the launch. “We identified a gap in the markets we serve for attorneys who can represent a broad client base in a cost-effective, attentive and considerate way and we are confident that KAEDIAN LLP can help to fill that void.”
The firm will officially open its doors today after weeks of organizational planning and following an early December departure announcement from all three women at former firm Brown, White & Newhouse LLP.
KAEDIAN LLP has offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach and a satellite office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The choice of Las Vegas for the satellite resulted from an observation all the partners have made that many of KADEAN LLP’s existing clients either have or plan to have a presence there and, as part of being a full-service firm, offering this infrastructure therefore seemed a logical step.
Notable for having an all-female leadership structure in a time when women comprise only 21% of partnerships nationwide, all three KAEDIAN LLP partners bring impressive and very different credentials to the new firm, with combined decades of experience in their respective areas.
Partner Teresa Alarcón will focus her practice on white-collar criminal defense and related civil litigation while dividing her time between the firm’s Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Her defense experience includes Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act and commercial bribery investigations and prosecutions, environmental crimes, public corruption, campaign finance improprieties, contract disputes, SEC regulatory agency enforcement actions, internal investigations, grand jury proceedings and federal appeals. Prior to joining Brown, White & Newhouse LLP, Alarcón was an associate with both Bienert, Miller Katzman PLC and Am Law 100 firm Sheppard, Mullin Richter Hampton LLP.
Partner Nannina Angioni will head the Labor & Employment and General Civil Litigation practice groups for KAEDIAN LLP, bringing to the table extensive experience as an advocate for companies, entrepreneurs and management in all areas of state and federal litigation, administrative proceedings, and business and employment relations, including human resources and disciplinary guidance, management and staff training and internal investigations aimed at litigation prevention and mitigation. She served as a partner with Brown, White & Newhouse LLP prior to forming KAEDIAN LLP, where she managed an active civil litigation practice. Admitted to practice in both California and Nevada, Angioni will be an essential component for developing the firm’s Las Vegas office.
“Kaedian LLP is an opportunity for us to take everything we have learned across years of practice and offer it, on our own terms, to clients hungry for a transparent, honest and ultimately successful attorney-client relationship,” said Angioni about the firm’s launch. “We have the fight and the experience, but we have not lost our sense of compassion for our clients, nor our commitment to them as people and as individuals. I think that sets us apart.”
Partner Kacey McBroom has many years of white collar and general criminal experience under her belt, having handled everything from DUIs to grand theft and attempted murder cases to a white collar criminal defense practice that has included securities issues, insider trading, numerous types of fraud across several industry sectors, obstruction of justice and RICO violations. McBroom has also handled the civil aspects of her criminal cases in multiple matters and is particularly adept at balancing the two separate tracks when needed. Prior to her time with Brown, White and Newhouse LLP, she was a Deputy Public Defender, an associate with The Law Offices of Randolph and Associates as well as a law clerk to noted criminal defense attorney Gigi Gordon.
“We foresee working together extensively on cases that require a melding of our individual skill sets, while also forming strong, independent practice groups in our respective fields,” said partner Kacey McBroom in addressing the future of the firm. “And every case that comes into the firm will receive the sort of time and attention that larger, more overhead-heavy firms simply cannot provide.”
KAEDIAN LLP plans to commemorate their launch with a celebratory event for friends and clients in the spring. In the meantime, they are already hard at work on incoming matters.
About KAEDIAN LLP
KAEDIAN LLP is a Southern California law firm focused on resolving disputes in the areas of General Business Litigation, White Collar Crime & Investigations, Labor & Employment Litigation and Compliance, and General Criminal Defense. The firm was formed with the principle that successful conflict resolution depends on having well-trained, creative and strategically-minded advocates. KAEDIAN LLP has offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Las Vegas, Nevada with attorneys licensed to practice in both California and Nevada. More information about the firm can be found at www.kaedianllp.com.