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Peder Batalden and Dean Bochner elevated to partner.

October 13, 2010

Horvitz & Levy LLP is pleased to announce that Peder Batalden and Dean Bochner will be elevated to partner effective January 1, 2011.
Mr. Batalden handles appeals and writs spanning a wide range of subjects, with particular expertise in federal appeals. He has briefed and argued numerous matters before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits in actions arising throughout the western United States. In 2009, Mr. Batalden was appointed by the State Bar of California to its Standing Committee on the Federal Courts. The Committee studies and reports on proposed changes to federal procedures and practices, works to enhance relations between the Bar and the federal courts, and meets with federal judges and other representatives to understand issues of importance to the federal judiciary. Prior to joining Horvitz & Levy LLP, Mr. Batalden was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Mr. Bochner’s trial and appellate experience covers a wide range of practice areas, including trademark, entertainment, products liability, medical malpractice, public entity liability, and malicious prosecution. He has handled appeals in the California Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Nevada, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Horvitz & Levy LLP, Mr. Bochner was executive vice president of a financial services company that purchases assignments of civil judgments pending on appeal. In that capacity, he evaluated hundreds of civil appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Bochner also was a litigation associate at Tuttle & Taylor, where he handled a variety of civil litigation matters in the trial and appellate courts.