DSR Partner Megan A. Rowe Appointed As Chair of State Bar of California Litigation Section

Megan A. Rowe has been appointed Chair of the Litigation Section’s Executive Committee of the State Bar of California.  The Litigation Section is the largest Section of the State Bar and has over 8,500 members.  The Litigation Section’s activities include presenting educational programs, providing practical tips on core litigation skills and providing publications with relevant articles and case law updates.

Ms. Rowe’s term began in September 2017 and she assisted with the planning of the Section’s Inaugural Litigation Summit that took place in San Francisco on October 13, 2017.  The Litigation Summit was a trial program that covered cutting edge and compelling litigation topics.  Ms. Rowe had the opportunity to co-interview Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye during the keynote luncheon.  She also had the honor of inducting Lawrence E. Wayte with McCormick Barstow into the Litigation Section’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.  This is a lifetime achievement award given to trial lawyers who have excelled in their careers.

In addition to serving as the Chair of the Litigation Section, Ms. Rowe is one of many volunteers assisting in planning a new statewide bar association.  As of January 1, 2018, the 16 Sections (including the Litigation Section) and the California Young Lawyers Association will leave the State Bar of California and become a separate non-profit association called the “California Lawyers Association.”