RBGG partner Gay Grunfeld was named a California Lawyer of the Year for her groundbreaking victory in Armstrong v. Brown.  Gay and her team at RBGG, including Blake Thompson and Michael Freedman, defended the validity of federal disability regulations, and developed a complex litigation strategy to reach a win-win solution for their clients and the public.  Their creativity and hard-work led to a district court injunction against the State, requiring it to implement a cost-effective data sharing plan. The plan protects the safety of persons with disabilities, saves taxpayer money, and promotes public safety. 

According to the California Lawyer press release:

“California Lawyer magazine has named 60 attorneys around the state to receive the 17th annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards. Their achievements had a significant impact in 2012. The awards recognize 27 accomplishments in 21 areas of legal practice.  The honored attorneys include prosecutors, public-interest lawyers, and attorneys from international law firms. The recipients of the CLAY Awards will be featured in the March 2013 issue of California Lawyer.”

Gay Grunfeld, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, San Francisco
Grunfeld secured a series of federal court rulings, forging the principle that state prisoners and parolees with disabilities must be afforded care and accommodations when housed in county jails.