May 19, 2016. We returned to the Great American Music Hall with a full slate of eight bands and broke a the fundraising record for San Francisco, reaching $100,000.
The winner of the night was The Substantial Factors of Kazan McClain, Satterly, and Greenwood in their Law Rocks debut. They rocked out for East Bay Scholarship Fund.
The event featured eight bands starring legal professionals from:
The Chanler Group
Class Action Administration
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Hastings College of the Law
Kazan, McClain, Satterley, and Greenwood
Kessenick, Gamma & Free
King & Spalding
Larsson Immigration Group
Latham & Watkins
Law Offices of Sean Lewis
Mallari Advisory Services
Mauriello Law Firm APC
Peter Logan Law
Click on a band to learn more!
Rock Panel of Judges
Shawn Dailey has been a professional touring and recording musician since the age of 17. Most recently he played bass for Courtney Love / Hole. He has also toured and recorded with several other critically acclaimed rock bands. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Take Me to The River Music Education Initiative, a charity that seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of civil rights, music history, and cross-generational collaboration.
Marjorie Gilberg, Executive Director, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is a dedicated changemaker and activist. During her short tenure, Marjorie has overseen a brand overhaul and revision of the mission and programs for the Music Forward Foundation. Prior to joining Music Forward, Marjorie steered the strategic development and communications for a variety of organizations with the common thread of improving the lives of at-risk youth. Marjorie served as Executive Director of Break the Cycle, an organization dedicated to inspiring youth to build healthy relationships. She has combined an unrelenting passion for social justice with keen business savvy to forge unparalleled partnerships between the nonprofit sector and powerful brands, including Nike, Crest, Blue Shield, Mary Kay and Verizon.
As an outspoken advocate for young people, she has appeared in hundreds of media outlets including CNN, Washington Post, MTV and The Today Show, and is a periodic contributor to the Huffington Post on topics ranging from gender-based violence to pop culture.
Marjorie earned a Nathan Cummings Social Justice Fellowship while receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Ethnicities and minor in Bioethics from the University of Southern California. When she is not busy saving the world, Marjorie helps support the operations of her busy recording studio in West Hollywood.
Founded in 1993, Music Forward Foundation accelerates real-life skills for youth using music as the bridge to success. By channeling the power of music, we help kids create pathways to productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lives. Learn more at www.hobmusicforward.org.
Kurt Bauer is a lifelong music fanatic and long-time technology executive/geek. He co-founded budtobud in 2009 and launched Qus, the ultimate multi-source music player, in 2015. Kurt previously served as CEO of One Llama Labs, a pioneer in acoustic machine learning and music recognition/recommendation. A graduate of University of Missouri, Kurt enjoys sailing, yoga, cooking and Wu-Tang Clan in his free time
Brandt Mori, counsel at Venable LLP, is an experienced corporate attorney who advises clients through their entire business lifecycle, focusing on business formation and joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; private equity and venture capital investments and financing transactions; the negotiation of complex commercial agreements; and corporate governance and compliance. His practice includes representing technology and other emerging companies as well as a broad range of other clients, from early stage start-ups to mature multinational corporations.
Brandt has significant knowledge of the hospitality industry from his time as in-house General Counsel to a growing hospitality company. He has extensive experience negotiating the purchase and sale of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs; hotel, restaurant and nightclub management agreements, development agreements and brand licenses; celebrity chef agreements; leases; and private investment offerings.
Brandt often functions as General Counsel to his clients and brings a client-centric approach that is focused on delivering practical, strategic, comprehensive advice. He understands the real world challenges and time constraints that face in-house legal departments and management teams and draws on this perspective to deliver first class service and valued legal advice to his clients.
Brandt is also a co-founder of the Law Rocks USA.
Charles “Chuck” Jarrell is a partner at Allen Matkins whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex business disputes and commercial fraud claims. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of litigation, including real estate, partnership, environmental, and construction disputes.
Mr. Jarrell also serves on the board of Law Rocks and the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. When he is not serving his community, Chuck is the band leader and guitarist for Attractive Nuisance. He has also served as the emcee of Law Rocks events.
Check out photos from the concert taken by Nick Otto here on Dropbox.
The playlist below has all eight sets from Law Rocks San Francisco!