After six years with The Furth Firm LLP, I have decided to explore new opportunities! I have joined another San Francisco plaintiffs' class action firm, Schubert & Reed LLP, as a partner. I'm very excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to working with my new partners, Bob Schubert, Justice Reed, Willem Jonckheer, and Miranda Kolbe, all of whom have deep experience handling plaintiff-side class actions. I will continue to work on antitrust, employment and consumer class actions, and what's more, I also hope to expand my practice. I look forward in particular to the possibility of doing more work with some of the readers of this blog!
In an article in today's Recorder, "S.F. Firm Gets First Lateral" (subscription), Petra Pasternak reports:
Kimberly Kralowec built her reputation as an authority on Proposition 64 by blogging about unfair competition law. But the plaintiff lawyer didn't work much on the UCL during her six years at the Furth Firm in San Francisco, where she was of counsel. Although the connections she developed through her blog led to offers to co-counsel on matters like employment and consumer-fraud class actions, Kralowec couldn't accept them.
At the Furth Firm she primarily worked on antitrust cases, a mainstay there. .... "When I started to get my own business opportunities, I just wasn't able to follow up with them in the way I'd like to."
Kralowec was ready to open her own firm, but when a friend connected her with Schubert & Reed, she saw a fit. On Jan. 28 she'll join the small San Francisco plaintiff shop, established in 1996, as its first-ever lateral partner.
I will, of course, continue to maintain this blog, and I will also continue my other writing activities such as my Forum magazine column. I will be taking a short vacation between firms, but will continue to blog and check my email (email@example.com) during this period. My next post will be on Thursday, in anticipation of the oral argument in County of Santa Clara v. Superior Court (ARCO), no. H031540 (Sixth Appellate District). Last but not least, I want to thank my readers for your continued support and enthusiasm over the years!
Here is my new contact information (effective January 28, 2008):
Kimberly A. Kralowec, Esq.
Schubert & Reed LLP
Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 788-4220
Facsimile: (415) 788-0161
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org