Southern California Local Group

Copy of Copy of HEAR FROM YOUR CLIENTS.png


Innovation, Predictability and Efficiency:

Trends Your Firm Can No Longer Ignore

in partnership with the SDCBA
SDCBA logo Stacked.gif

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

A new legal marketplace is taking shape. In-house legal departments are now required to do more with less, closely manage limited resources and continue to prove their value. This is an opportunity for law firms to differentiate themselves. In-house counsel want and need business partners who are proactive, creative and open to risk-sharing as this landscape unfolds. This panel will discuss key areas such as price certainty and predictability, innovation, technology, legal project management and efficiency, and metrics. 



Christian Salaman, Partner, Pillsbury
Christian Salaman provides strategic advice to startup, emerging growth and established businesses. He has extensive buy- and sell-side M&A experience and counsels on dispositions, venture capital financings, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures, collaborations, technology licenses, corporate governance and operational matters. While Christian works with clients across a variety of industries, he is particularly well known within the San Diego community of technology entrepreneurs and investors, and within the national community of hospitality dealmakers.


RNM Headshot 3.jpg
Ryan Marks, Senior Corporate Counsel, AMN Healthcare

As Senior Corporate Counsel at AMN Healthcare, a NYSE-traded healthcare workforce solutions company based in San Diego, Ryan oversees complex litigation matters and provides general legal support to certain of the company’s business lines. Ryan holds a BA from UCLA, and a JD from Columbia Law School. He is a San Diego native and lives here with his wife, two daughters, and a big shaggy poodle mix.

Steven Mashal, Legal Counsel, American Council on Exercise

Steven Mashal oversees and manages all legal issues including commercial contracts, trademarks, and content licensing. Throughout his professional career, he has held various legal positions in a wide range of industries, including Assistant Vice President and Attorney for Security Pacific Bank, Corporate Counsel for Ashton-Tate Corporation, Senior Corporate Counsel for British Telecommunications and also as a sole practitioner. Steven earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkley. He currently serves as president of the Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego Chapter.

Lisa Omori, Corporate Counsel, Grand Pacific Resorts

As corporate counsel for Grand Pacific Resorts, Inc., a full-service resort management and development company that includes affiliates Grand Pacific Resort Management, and Advanced Financial Company, Lisa oversees all legal aspects of Grand Pacific’s nationwide, award-winning timeshare program. She also provides guidance to Grand Pacific’s executive and business management teams on a panoply of business needs including resort development and compliance, resort management, contract management, corporate governance and development of policies and procedures. Lisa earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles.


San Diego County Bar Association, 401 West A Street, #1100, San Diego, CA 92101


Complimentary for LMA Members & SDCBA Members
Prospective Members $50.00

Note: You must be logged in to the LMA website to receive the member rate.  SDCBA members use code 'SDCBA' for complimentary registration.


No Valid Registration Types [details]



Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Cash or checks made payable to "LMA West Region" will be accepted at the door.


Any cancellations made 7 days before the event will be fully refunded. All cancellations made after that date will be billed in full. Registrations may be transferred, however price differences between member and non-members will be billed accordingly.