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News, Events & Awards

News, Events & Awards

See how our attorneys are shaping the legal landscape through commentary on important client issues, professional development seminars, and national and local designations.

Onaona Thoene Named Chair of Hawaii Environmental Council

In March, Carlsmith Ball attorney Puananionaona "Onaona" P. Thoene was named chair of the Hawaii Environmental Council. The Hawaii Environmental Council is a volunteer group of
citizens that serves as a bridge between the public and numerous government entities, including the Hawaii State Legislature, state and county departments, the governor's office, and federal agencies.

Carlsmith Ball Associate Daniel Padilla selected to the 2018 HSBA Leadership Institute

Daniel Padilla, an associate in Carlsmith Ball’s Banking & Finance practice group, was selected for the prestigious 2018 Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) Leadership Institute, which is designed to identify and develop leaders in all sectors of Hawaii’s diverse legal community.

Carlsmith Ball Partner Arsima Muller Keynote Speaker at Micronesian Youth Summit - Oahu

Arsima Muller, partner and chair of the transactional practice group at Carlsmith Ball, was honored to be the keynote speaker at the recent Micronesian Youth Summit – Oahu.

Chambers and Partners Names 14 Carlsmith Ball Attorneys in Hawaii Among the Best in the United States

Carlsmith Ball is proud to announce that 14 attorneys in the firm’s Hawaii offices were identified as being among the country’s top lawyers in their respective practice areas in the prestigious 2018 Chambers and Partners rankings.

Carlsmith Ball Unveils Five Additions to Leadership Team

Carlsmith Ball LLP has named Joanne Lo Grimes and Jon Yamamura co-chairs of the firm; Vicki Nakahara managing partner; Arsima Muller chair of the Transactional Group; and William Harstad chair of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.

Bill Harstad Examines Legal Risks of Self-Driving Car

While many leading-edge companies are investing in driverless technology, the tragic death of a pedestrian has called into question the safety and reliability of these automated systems. Honolulu Partner William M. Harstad explored issues of legal liability in his recent Star-Advertiser column "Lawyer Up."

Kai Wang on the Evolving Role of Law Firms in China Deal Making

Kai Wang, Chair of Carlsmith's Greater China Practice Group in our Honolulu office, coauthored an article on the evolving role of law firms in China deal making in Law360. 

Retired Carlsmith Ball LLP Partner James H. Case Publishes Book

Retired Carlsmith Ball LLP partner James H. Case, 97 years young, has recently authored and published a book entitled Hawaii Lawyer: Lessons in Law and Life from a Six Decade Career.

Bill Harstad Explores the Legal Landscape of Emerging Technologies in Star-Advertiser Column

Partner William M. Harstad delved into an evolving legal landscape for emerging technologies in his recurring Honolulu Star-Advertiser column "Lawyer Up."

Carlsmith Ball Hires Associate Tina Tsuchiyama in Honolulu

Carlsmith Ball has hired Tina Tsuchiyama as an associate in the firm’s Honolulu office. She focuses on real property, land use, and Hawaii state and government issues as a member of the firm’s Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group.