CFJ's Michael Pangelinan has been elected to the Board of Directors and as Vice President of Public Relations of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Guam Chapter.
The Guam Public Utilities Commission decided on Thursday, July 30 to keep power rates low despite a recent increase in the cost of fuel. CFJ Partner Michael Pangelinan is a member of the Commission.
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.
CFJ's Genevieve Rapadas had the honor of being one of the first attorneys to present a virtual appellate argument before the Supreme Court of Guam on May 1, 2020.
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.
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 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