USD School of Law Alumnus Adam J. Bass ’91 (JD) Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as One of Their Most Influential People

USD School of Law Alumnus Adam J. Bass ’91 (JD) Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as One of Their Most Influential People

Adam J. Bass

LOS ANGELES (August 29, 2018) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Alumnus Adam J. Bass, ’91 (JD), was included in Los Angeles Business Journal’s (LABJ) 2018 LA 500 list. The list profiles distinguished individuals in different industries who impact the community with their business accomplishments, civic leadership and philanthropic involvements. How did LABJ pick their LA 500? From LABJ readers and company researchers who challenged themselves to find Los Angeles County’s rising stars.

Bass is president and chief executive officer of Buchalter, a full-service business law firm. He is an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and also works in the Dispute Resolution Section of the Bar Association. Bass is currently on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. He is a member of the USD School of Law Board of Visitors and the board of trustees of the Buckley School. Bass is active in the California Bar’s Real Property Law Section, the L.A. County Bar Association’s Provisional Remedies Section and the California Receivers Forum.

Bass is a graduate of USD School of Law and also received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at USD.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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