SAN DIEGO (September 5, 2012)—Wendy M. Behan, a partner with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, was recently elected first vice president of California Women Lawyers (CWL), the only statewide bar association for women.
In this capacity, Behan will play a leadership role on the CWL Board of Governors, which works tirelessly to advocate for and advance issues that affect women in the legal profession. Behan, who specializes in personal injury and pharmaceutical litigation for San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm, has served on CWL’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee since 2011. She is a past president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego – which also seeks to advance the status of women in law and society – and currently serves on their advisory board.
Behan joined CaseyGerry in 1999 and was promoted to partner in 2010. Her past experience includes co-litigating lawsuits filed on behalf of American Prisoners of War who had been abused and exploited as slave laborers by Japanese companies during World War II.
A native of Orange County, Behan is a cum laude graduate of California Western School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in law and society from UC Santa Barbara.
For more information about California Women Lawyers, whose mission is to support women in the legal profession and advocate for women in society, visit www.cwl.org