Guam – Calvo & Clark, which was founded in 1992 by Eduardo “Champ” Calvo and Arthur B. Clark, has changed its name to Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP.
With the departure of co-founding partner Clark, who has become Senior Policy Advisor for newly-elected Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, the firm is adding the names of two long-standing partners to the firm’s letterhead, which continues to be anchored by co-founding partner Calvo. The new name highlights the three partners’ long relationship and the leading roles played by San Francisco litigation partner Kathleen V. Fisher and Guam litigation partner Rodney J. Jacob in the firm’s success.
“Kathy, Rod and I have worked together since the mid-90’s on a number of high profile engagements across the Pacific Rim and it seems only fitting to have all three of our names on the nameplate at this point in the firm’s development,” said Calvo. “We’ll be building on Kathy’s position as one of the leading lawyers in California and Rod’s stature as a bar leader and senior litigator in Guam and Saipan.”
Fisher leads a group of strong litigation partners in San Francisco, including California State Bar President William Hebert, Jim Quadra, Arne Wagner, and Rebecca Coll. Fisher is actively engaged in a general business litigation and trial practice and has tried many jury and non-jury cases, including consumer class actions and unfair competition, criminal defense, labor and probate matters. Fisher was formerly a partner with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco where she was lead counsel on a number of high-profile cases and served as Chairperson of that firm’s worldwide litigation practice.
Jacob is managing partner of Calvo Fisher & Jacob and past President of the Guam Bar Association. He represents numerous regional and international corporations in Guam, the CNMI, and the United States, including in matters relating to the ongoing military buildup on Guam. Jacob has extensive experience representing commercial clients in complex cross-border litigation and mediation, with significant experience in conducting U.S. discovery in Japan and acquiring discovery in the US for use in non-US proceedings. He is currently serving as the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for Guam.
“I’m very proud to have been Art Clark’s partner for almost 20 years, as we’ve built Calvo & Clark into a successful international law firm,” Calvo said. “Our client base includes companies from Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore China, the Philippines, and Taiwan, as well as from around Micronesia, Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Given the incredible opportunities that are unfolding in Guam and the region and the great litigation team that we’ve assembled in San Francisco, I’m excited to be working with Rod and Kathy and all the lawyers and staff at Calvo Fisher & Jacob on the next stage in the firm’s development.”
Calvo Fisher & Jacob advises clients across the Pacific Rim on their most important legal and business matters. The firm has a broad-based litigation and transactional practice with a special emphasis on complex litigation, including class actions, multi-district litigation and cross-border disputes. For more information about the firm, please visit our website at www.calvofisher.com.