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Berger Kahn Welcomes Rebecca Simon – New Summer Associate and Daughter of Managing Partner

(filed under: In The News | June 18, 2012)

IRVINE, CA– Typically, law firms do not announce the hiring of a new summer associate, but when the summer associate is the first born of longtime Berger Kahn Managing Partner, the firm makes an exception.

“It is the circle of life, Simba,” says father Craig Simon, quoting the Lion King, where the offspring grow up to take over.

New summer associate, daughter Rebecca Simon, has always shown a propensity for law, trying many cases on the mock trial team at the Orange County Superior Court as a high school student. Says father Craig Simon, “She was better in court than most trial attorneys before she graduated 12th grade.”

“I plan to be nice to her, because one day she will probably be in charge of my salary,” says Partner Sherman Spitz.

With the knowledge and experience she will gain at Berger Kahn, Rebecca Simon has aspirations for a political career but father Craig Simon hopes to dash those plans and entice her to stay at Berger Kahn.

For an interview with Craig or Rebecca Simon, contact Jess Block, publicist, at 909-706-8525 or

ABOUT REBECCA SIMON: Rebecca graduated with nearly a 4.0 GPA from the University of California, Berkeley, as a double major in English and Political Science with two Honors Theses. She currently attends Southwestern Law School and has been accepted at the Pardee RAND Graduate School for Public Policy. Simon is active in LA political activities. She served as the campaign manager for an LA City Council candidate in 2008. Prior to law school, Simon was a media strategist for a “high profile” NBC Legal Analyst in Los Angeles.

ABOUT BERGER KAHN: Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation, is a California-based law firm with practice areas such as insurance coverage and litigation, business litigation, labor and employment, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and subrogation. The firm has offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

ABOUT CRAIG SIMON: Craig Simon is the Managing Partner of Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation, and practices in the areas of insurance law, business litigation, insurance bad faith and subrogation. Simon was named a Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyer in 2010 and 2011, a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a Top 100 Attorney in California in 2010 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Craig Simon Bio.