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ANNOUNCING NEW MANAGING ATTORNEY AT GILSON DAUB’S HONOLULU OFFICE

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With growth and expansion already underway for the firm in 2021, Gilson Daub is proud to announce the promotion of Derek Turbin

Contributing to the firm’s ongoing success since joining Gilson Daub in July of 2019, Derek Turbin will now serve as Managing Attorney of the firm’s Honolulu, Hawaii office. A graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012, Turbin has the experience of representing employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation defense in both California and Hawaii.  “I have enjoyed supporting Hawaii’s business owners and employers by providing passionate and zealous representation,” he says of his time since open the firm’s Hawaii office in 2019. Outside of work and during his free time, Derek enjoys participating in local Hawaii politics, serving on the Make-A-Wish Foundation board, and running.

Gilson Daub is a nationally recognized law firm serving the insurance and business communities in the practice areas of workers’ compensation defense, subrogation recovery, and general liability in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Gilson Daub’s experienced local attorneys and talented support staff place clients first and provide innovative litigation solutions that offer the best resolution possible.

ANNOUNCING FOUR NEW PARTNERS AT GILSON DAUB

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With growth and expansion already underway for the firm in 2021, Gilson Daub is proud to announce the promotion of Alex Chien, Adrianna Maldonado, Nicholas Rosen, and Matthew Smith

A top attorney with Gilson Daub since June of 2018, Alex Chien will now serve as a Partner and Managing Attorney out of the firm’s Long Beach, Calif., office. After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2010, Chien has exclusively practiced workers compensation defense throughout Southern California since 2011. He has represented numerous national insurance companies and employer accounts at every stage of litigation and is committed to working closely with his clients to expeditiously and competently resolve their cases. Of his legal work, Chien says, “I take pride in working closely with my clients to assist them in whatever manner necessary.” On the personal front, Chien enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching sports, and taking care of his dog.

Proving much success since joining Gilson Daub in January of 2016, Adrianna Maldonado will now serve as a Partner and Managing Attorney out of the firm’s Fresno, Calif., office. A graduate from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2012, Maldonado strives to use technology to provide the most efficient and successful representation for her clients. “Having experience working with applicants has given me a profound understanding of the best approach and strategy in defense,” she says of her four years at Gilson Daub. Outside of work and during her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, singing, and running.

Another integral part of the firm’s achievements since joining Gilson Daub in June of 2016, Nicholas Rosen will now serve as a Partner and Managing Attorney out of the San Jose, Calif., office. Post-graduation from Southwestern Law School in 2011, and for the last seven years, Rosen has practiced exclusively in workers’ compensation defense. Noting how he “strives to diligently and aggressively defend all claims– large or small– in an effort to reach the best possible resolution” for his clients, Rosen also enjoys helping clients through the use of cutting-edge technology and consistent communication. When not at work, Rosen enjoys going to Oakland A’s games, volunteering in his wife’s second-grade classroom, and tending to his two rambunctious dachshunds, Molly and Winnie.

Since joining Gilson Daub in January of 2018, Matthew Smith has become an important asset to the trajectory of Gilson Daub. That said, Smith will now serve as a Partner and Managing Attorney out of Gilson Daub’s Las Vegas, Nevada, office. A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law in 2014, Smith represents clients in all stages of workers’ compensation litigation and “takes pride in working closely with clients to achieve the best results in each case.” Smith also represents clients in subrogation actions and has successfully recovered full lien amounts against third parties. On a personal note, Smith enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his sons’ little league baseball teams – and when he’s not at the office or on the baseball field, you can find him hiking at Red Rock Canyon or camping on Mt. Charleston.

When reflecting upon this stellar group of top-notch hard-working Managing Attorneys, Gilson Daub’s co-founder and senior partner, Brent Daub, says, “As we enter 2021 with our sights set on our firm’s growth and expansion, I couldn’t be more proud to promote each of these four amazing change-makers to the Partner level – all of whom have proven to be leaders in the world of workers’ compensation defense and beyond.” He adds, “We congratulate Alex, Adrianna, Nicholas, and Matthew on this accomplishment and we look forward to even greater success in the year to come.”

 

Gilson Daub is a nationally recognized law firm serving the insurance and business communities in the practice areas of workers’ compensation defense, subrogation recovery, and general liability in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Gilson Daub’s experienced local attorneys and talented support staff place clients first and provide innovative litigation solutions that offer the best resolution possible.

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Partner, Thu Do

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December 15, 2020

New California workplace laws for 2021 tackle COVID outbreaks, family leave, gender pay gap

BY JEONG PARK

California workers and businesses have a new slate of laws to become familiar with the start of the new year.

Cal/OSHA now has the ability to shut down a workplace if it exposes workers to an “imminent hazard” related to COVID-19. Workers in smaller companies have access to job-protected family leave. Workers have more time to file a labor complaint to the state…

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Founding Partner, Brent Daub

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Try to stay thankful and look at what has already been achieved. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the now that you forget about everything it took to get you to where you are. Being grateful and looking back at all the successes can get you back into the right mindset to reduce stress.

Brent M. Daub, Esq.Founding Partner
December 1, 2020

COVID-19 and a slow economy have forced law firms of all sizes to cut costs

It’s not easy being an attorney right now.

Law firms throughout the United States—and the rest of the world—are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a sluggish economy…

Maral Vahdani, Gilson Daub Featured Employee, December 2020

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1. Who inspires you?

RBG

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Lauryn Hill at the Hollywood Bowl.  Dave Chappelle and Michael Che performed standup as the opening acts and it was the last concert I got to enjoy before Covid hit.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

The Van Nuys WCAB.  Just kidding!  Bruinwoods Family Camp in Lake Arrowhead.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A cockroach.  Feared, hard to kill, eats a bunch of junk.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

I just finished the Lake House by Kate Morton and started on Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. 

 

6. What are you passionate about?

Being loyal and loving to my family and friends.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

Step Up, Fast and the Furious 1-12

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Had children.

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

The Undoing on HBO

 

10. If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?

I’d like superstrength.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Jennifer Lopez or Cardi B.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

Fast food tarchin (kind of like a giant rice cake with chicken inside) in Tehran with a bottled coke.

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Bali or Prague.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

Miscast characters on TV (like when an adult plays a teenager or when the child of two actors looks nothing like them) and when people honk at me for driving badly.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I am completely talentless.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

My father and my father in law, Timothee Chalamet, and LeBron James.  Preferably not at the same dinner.

 

17. What is the best gift you ever received?

Do I have to say my children?  If not, a karaoke machine when I was 9.

 

18. Name one thing on your bucket list?

Taking my boys to Costa Rica.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Secret Santa with my nieces and family for Christmas.

 

20. What is your least favorite dessert?

Anything with banana.

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Partners, Diana Tsudik and Thu Do

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How Calif. Employers Can Prepare For Virus Reporting Rules By Thu Do and Diana Tsudik (November 13, 2020)

As 2020 winds down — with no definitive end in sight to the pandemic — California employers must be mindful of all-new reporting obligations that require employers of all sizes to provide written notice of their industrial and nonindustrial COVID-19 cases to employees and local public health officials as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Partner, Diana Tsudik

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November 4, 2020

What Prop. 22 could mean for the gig economy nationwide

With Prop. 22’s passage in California, Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, and other apps that rely on so-called gig workers will continue to treat those workers as independent contractors. (The SF Chronicle put the vote at 58 percent for, 41 percent against.) …

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Partners, Diana Tsudik and Thu Do

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October 22, 2020

‘Love Contracts’ Go Mainstream as Employers Track Office Romance

Three years after the eruption of the #MeToo movement, businesses are still revamping their workplace dating policies, sometimes turning to disclosure requirements that may make employees blush but don’t run afoul of privacy laws…

Thought Leadership: Featuring Gilson Daub Partner, Diana Tsudik

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October 24, 2020

Future of Uber, Lyft on the line in fight to keep drivers from becoming employees

The future of the gig economy is on the ballot this November. But there are only two choices: one that changes how ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft operate and another that cedes control to the app makers over the drivers and workers…