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Newmeyer & Dillion LLP > Firm Details


895 Dove Street, 5th Floor ,
Newport Beach, California - 92660



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Overall Review:  Great firm!

Newport Beach 

Firm Culture:  Horrifying. Incompetence is rewarded. In the elevator, the managing firm partner actually said to me while playing on his blackberry (actually a treo, because they are so far behind in technology) "Gotta bill those point ones and point twos!" I actually had to tell my potential clients to go elsewhere.
Work & Hours: Somewhat normal, although they have a set allotment of tijme that you can bill for certain tasks, regardless of how much time it acutally takes you (e.g. you may only bill .1 hours for updating status reports. Same for answering certain opposing counsel letters, regardless of how lomng it actually takes you to research the issue, review the file and write the letter.)
Salary & Benefits:  Let's just say that I took a $60 k hit when I took this job. and I am a mis level associate. Their advertisement that they offer competitive salaries needs to be considered in light of this....
The Interview process:  standard
Overall Impression:  One of the worst law firms with one of the worst local reputations (the only good thing is that the N&D sign can be seen from the freeway.) Look up how many times they have been sued (and/or are currently being sued) for malpractice. They have four cash-cow clients, any one of which would cause the firm to collapse if it were to cease being a N&D client.

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Jan A. Gruen, managing partner of the Walnut Creek office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP, was named to the “Top 50 Women Attorneys” in Northern California in the latest compilation of “Super Lawyers,” as published in the August issue of San Francisco magazine and in the companion Northern California Super Lawyers.

Gruen has been selected in each of the four years since the 2004 launch of Northern California Super Lawyers, a list of the top 5 percent of attorneys in the area as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics, a Minneapolis-based trade publication.

“We are proud that Jan continues to be recognized among the best in her profession,” said Greg Dillion, co-founding partner of the business and real-estate firm. “This is particularly gratifying since the selections were made by other lawyers.”

A highly successful real estate litigator serving the needs of Northern California residential and commercial builders, Gruen was also honored in 2006 by the East Bay Business Times as one of 14 “Outstanding East Bay Attorneys.” She is active in the Home Builders Association of Northern California, currently serving as President of its Women’s Council.

Business and real estate-law firm Newmeyer & Dillion LLP continues to grow, adding two new lawyers to its Newport Beach headquarters.

Joining the firm’s burgeoning transactional practice is Diana Chen, focusing on real estate and corporate law, while Shawn Ratcliff has been added to the highly regarded litigation group, where he specializes in business, construction and real estate.

“We welcome Diana and Shawn, whose expertise will further enhance our litigation and transactional practices to serve our growing list of clients,” said Tom Newmeyer, co-founding partner.

Ratcliff earned his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School. While there, he participated in the Jerome Michael Jury Trial Competition and volunteered with the Legal Aid Society of New York. Ratcliff is a magna cum laude graduate of Marshall University with a B.B.A. degree in economics and minor in journalism.

Diana Chen received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. While in law school, Chen served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.

Now in its 22nd year and with a second office in Walnut Creek, Newmeyer & Dillion LLP employs more than 50 lawyers providing litigation and transactional services in a wide range of business, real estate and financial services matters.

Primary Practice Areas

Appellate Law, Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Construction Litigation, Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance Law, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Eminent Domain, Lending and Finance, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Transactions.

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