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Daily Journal Names Boalt Professor and Alumni to Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 List
The Daily Journal has included Boalt Professor Deirdre Mulligan and alumni Christopher Arriola ’95, Tracy Edmonson ’88, Richard Howell ’89, and Allison Leopold Tilley ’88 in their list of the top 20 lawyers under 40. The list is compiled each year to highlight 20 California lawyers who have accomplished remarkable feats early in their careers.

The Daily Journal recognized Mulligan for her work at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. As director of the clinic since its inception in 2001, Mulligan directs students on issues ranging from privacy and free speech on the Internet to open-source software and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Arriola, deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County was included not only for his work in the D.A.’s office, but also in recognition for his successes as chair of the judicial committee of La Raza Lawyers Association of California. Edmonson, who specializes in packaging high-yield debt deals, is acknowledged for her accomplishments as a partner at Latham & Watkins. In selecting Howell, the Journal notes that the Rutan & Tucker litigation partner has not lost a case in 12 years. Finally the paper recognizes Leopold Tilley, a Silicon Valley corporate partner at Pillsbury Winthrop who, in addition her impressive work in Silicon Valley, also serves as co-head of the firm’s India practice team. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or

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