Press Releases Jan 11, 2016

Two BB&K Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Plus, Partnership Elects New Member to the Firm’s Executive Committee

For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2016
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – We are pleased to announce that Joseph Byrne and Lauren Strickroth were promoted to partner and that Richard T. Egger, who serves as the firm’s general counsel, was elected to Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Executive Committee.

“Both Joe and Lauren have demonstrated a high-level of customer service and strategic approaches on behalf of the firm’s clients, and it’s a pleasure to welcome them as the firm’s newest partners,” said Managing Partner Eric Garner.

“Rich’s service to BB&K is bar none, and his election to the Executive Committee is a testament to the respect and trust he’s earned from his colleagues,” Garner added.

Byrne is a member of the firm’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Special Districts, Municipal Law and Business practice groups and is based in Los Angeles. He advises both public and private sector clients on water law, public law and government and legislative strategies, and has additional experience in general business law. He also serves as chair of the California Water Commission.

Strickroth, who is in the Riverside office, is in the firm’s Business practice group, and represents clients in a variety of litigation matters. She is an experienced trial attorney and litigates matters involving complex business disputes, trusts and estates. She also has experience in estate planning. Strickroth advises a wide variety of clients including individuals, corporations, partnerships, health care organizations, private fiduciaries, corporate fiduciaries and charitable organizations.

Egger represents clients in litigation in the areas of contract and real estate disputes, probate, and trust and estate matters.

The five-member Executive Committee is charged with making key business decisions for the firm. Members are elected for two-year terms. Other Executive Committee members are Garner; Labor & Employment Law partners Cynthia M. Germano, who is in the firm’s Riverside office, and Stacey N. Sheston, who is in the Sacramento office; and Shawn D. Hagerty in San Diego, whose practice focuses on water quality law.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With nearly 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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