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.

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.

Kai Wang Provides Insight into Chinese M&A During Current Administration

On December 7, 2017, Honolulu Partner Kai Wang authored an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on current U.S. policies and their effect on mergers and acquisitions involving Chinese investors.

Carlsmith Ball Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 21 Practice Areas from U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America

U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America® named Carlsmith Ball a Tier 1 law firm in 21 practice areas in the annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm also ranked in Tiers 2 or 3 in five more areas of law.

Kai Wang Gives Overview of Chinese Invesetment in US in Law360 Article

Partner Kai Wang gave a comprehensive overview of the trajectory of the Chinese investment into the U.S. and a myriad of factors that have contributed to its ebb and flow in a recent Law360 article. 

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Mei-Fei Kuo serving as President of the Hawaii Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Mei-Fei Kuo, Carlsmith Ball’s assistant general counsel, will serve as president of the Hawaii chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) effective November 1st.