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Court Rules SSI Benefits Cannot Be Denied to Citizens of Guam

In December 2018, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP, and Farrell & Reisinger LLC  filed two lawsuits against the Social Security Administration challenging the U.S. government’s policy of refusing to provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits to American citizens living on Guam. 

CFJ Assists Guam Hotels in Negotiating Contract with Navy to Accommodate 5,000 USS Roosevelt Sailors Quarantined on Guam

The outbreak of COVID-19 on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt while docked in Guam made worldwide headlines.  After the U.S. Navy decided to quarantine all crew members who had tested negative in eleven (11) hotels on the island, Calvo Fisher & Jacob (CFJ) was a retained by the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) to represent it in negotiations with the Navy.

Calvo Fisher & Jacob Creates Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a serious impact on us all – both at home and in the workplace – and will affect every sector of the Guam economy. Calvo Fisher & Jacob has created a Coronavirus Task Force and is closely monitoring the global threat of COVID-19 in order to provide up-to-date practical information to individuals and businesses about the wide range of legal and other issues arising from the pandemic.

CFJ Response to COVID-19

The  partners and management team at Calvo Fisher & Jacob have been closely tracking developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following the recommendations of government public health officials, we have instituted best practices for keeping our people safe, including social distancing, while continuing to provide uninterrupted service to our clients.

CFJ Helps UC Retirees Who Worked at Lawrence Livermore Lab Reach $84 Million Settlement with University of California Over Termination of UC Medical Benefits

Kathy Fisher, Rodney Jacob, Maya Maravilla and Alex Freeman of Calvo Fisher & Jacob were part of the legal team for the University of California retirees from Lawrence Livermore Labs who announced the settlement of their case against University of California in December 2019.  The retiree's press release is set out below.

Governor Appoints CFJ's Dana Gutierrez to Serve as Judge on Guam Superior Court

Everyone at CFJ is very proud of our own Dana Gutierrez who was appointed to the Guam Superior Court bench on November 19, 2019 by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.  

At the ceremony announcing Dana's appointment, the Governor said, "Attorney Dana Gutierrez possesses the judicial temperament, that was very crucial requirement for me, ethical grounding, intelligence, education, courage and integrity."

CFJ's Jacob Speaks to College-Bound Guam Students About Program That Reduces Tuition Costs

CFJ's Rodney Jacob is a Commissioner of WICHE - the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.  As Guam's representative of WICHE, Rod recently spoke to a group of Guam high school students about a WICHE program called the Western Undergraduate Exchange which makes college in Hawaii or on the mainland more affordable for Guam students.  In the 2018-2019 period, 78 Guam undergraduates paid 150% or less of in-state rates resulting in a savings of $1.1 million.  Guam residents have saved