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Calvo Fisher & Jacob is known for handling the most difficult and complex matters for clients doing business across the Pacific Rim. With offices in Guam, San Francisco, and Saipan, we have represented hundreds of individual and corporate clients in complex transactional matters and cross-border disputes that require experience and expertise in multiple jurisdictions and practice areas.  We work as a tightly-integrated team across time zones.  We place a premium on creativity to deliver successful results to our clients.

Calvo Fisher & Jacob Attorneys

E. Christian Calvo

Associate
San Francisco, Guam

Janalynn Cruz Damian

Associate
Guam

Sarah L. Fabian

Associate
San Francisco, Guam

Kathleen V. Fisher

Partner
San Francisco, Guam

Alexander Freeman

Of Counsel
San Francisco

Dana A. Gutierrez

Of Counsel
Guam

Shane A. Intihar

Associate
San Francisco

Maya Maravilla

Associate
San Francisco

Michael A. Pangelinan

Partner
Guam

Genevieve P. Rapadas

Associate
San Francisco, Guam

Jay D. Trickett

Associate
San Francisco

Firm News

Win for GIAA in Guam Supreme Court in Sunshine Act Dispute with DFS

On June 12, 2019 the Guam Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”) in its ongoing dispute with DFS Guam L.P. clarifying issues around the Open Government Law (OGL) and the Sunshine Reform Act of 1999 (Sunshine Act) by ruling that under the Sunshine Act a Guam public agency is permitted to withhold executive session transcripts when they pertain to ongoing litigation even if not sealed under the OGL. CFJ's Kathy Fisher and Genevieve Rapadas argued the case before the Supreme Court.

Ninth Circuit Rules for Guam Airport in Ancestral Lands Case

On March 1, 2019 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) in a case brought by Vicente Crawford seeking compensation for the Airport's use of ancestral lands.  CFJ represented both GIAA and GIAA Board Chair Ricardo Duenas in the case and all claims were dismissed against both parties.  CFJ's Genevieve Rapadas had argued the case on behalf of GIAA and Chairman Duenas at the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on November 15, 2018.  See our post

CFJ's Gutierrez Appointed to Guam Solid Waste Authority Board

Dana Gutierrez, of counsel at Calvo Fisher & Jacob, has been appointed by Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero to the board of the Guam Solid Waste Authority.  Dana is the former Director of Policy, Planning and Community Relations at the Judiciary of Guam, and previously served as legal counsel and executive assistant to the President of the University of Guam.