The Los Angeles Daily Journal has named Los Angeles Partners Davida Brook and Halley Josephs among the 100 “Top Women Lawyers in California” for 2023. The annual list of Top Women Lawyers in California highlights “women lawyers who have made a difference to their clients, their firms, their profession.” The women named to the list are some of the most accomplished attorneys in California, representing excellence in private practice, corporate counsel and public interest law.
This is Davida’s third year on the Top Women’s list, previously appearing in 2017 and 2021. Brook’s practice focuses on commercial litigation at every level, and she regularly secures landmark wins for her clients. For 2023 that includes the historic $787.5 million deal with Fox News on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems to resolve the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit Dominion filed against Fox in 2021. The case, in which Davida was co-lead counsel, made national headlines and Davida was interviewed by the LA Times as well as MSNBC: Deadline, Anderson Cooper 360, and CBS Mornings. She was also was recognized as a Litigator of the Week by Law.com for the massive result. In addition, in 2023 Davida was part of the team that won a $203 million judgment for longtime client, Louis Bacon, in his multi-year defamation litigation against Peter Nygard. Click here to read Daily Journal’s profile of Brook (subscription required).
Debuting on Daily Journal’s Top Women’s feature, Halley Josephs has already established herself in the LA legal community as a savvy trial lawyer and a compelling and trusted legal advisor. In just six years at the firm, she has gone to trial four times, argued and won two federal appeals and multiple dispositive motions, and settled multiple cases for hundreds of millions of dollars. Most recently, Halley helped secure a major victory for Capitol Hill Group in a long-running complex breach of contract case. After a bench trial in which Halley examined multiple witnesses, the court ruled in CHG’s favor on its contract claims and awarded attorneys’ fees and expenses along with a take-nothing judgment on the defendants’ $18 million counterclaim against CHG. Halley also recently argued and won an appeal before the Ninth Circuit in SCRHA v. County of San Diego (where she is working pro bono to defend the constitutionality of eviction moratoria enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by the City of Los Angeles and County of San Diego). Read her Daily Journal profile here.