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March 14, 2023

Pennington LLP

260 California Street, #500
San Francisco, CA 94111
March 14, 2023

Bay Area Financial Services Legal Association: Our First Event With Our New Name (March 14th)

The “San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association” has rebranded to the “Bay Area Financial Services Legal Association” (BAFSLA). Please join us on March 14 for our first event under our new name.

BAFSLA community, we are thrilled to welcome the entire Bay Area financial services legal community to join us for a complimentary evening to discuss the state of the employment market.

Key financial services and legal recruiters will talk to us about trends in the employment environment; how to help your companies and law firms think through strategic changes; how to attract, retain and develop talent; and how to make yourself marketable now and in the future. We will include a photo booth so you can update your LinkedIn profile, and plenty of time for networking over great drinks and appetizers.


Kelsey Luoma, First Republic Bank


Kelsey Luoma is part of the talent acquisition team at First Republic Bank, responsible for hiring early-career to executive-level talent. With more than nine years of experience in human resources and talent acquisition, Kelsey is passionate about providing exceptional hiring experiences to both her candidates and stakeholders and making an impact through talent from pipeline to acquisition and internal movement. She has experience in retained agency and corporate environments, hiring in both emerging and developed markets. Prior to joining First Republic in 2022, Kelsey spent four years at Visa on the global executive talent acquisition team and two years at Russell Reynolds Associates in their life sciences practice. Her early career was spent in a communications firm focused on providing executive coaching and consultative services in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Kelsey has a B.A in political science and international relations from UC Riverside and lives in San Francisco with her wife.


Liz Stone, Stone Legal Search


Liz Stone is a former litigator who graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and practiced at Pillsbury, Goodwin, and Buchalter. She is now the owner of Stone Legal Search, a legal search firm that works with law firms and companies of all sizes. Liz is also a touring standup comic and a regular at SF Punch Line, Cobbs, Laugh Factory, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club and other clubs throughout the country. She is featured on Amazon Prime’s “Laugh After Dark, Live in Las Vegas” (Episode 9), and is the head writer for Fitz Games, a satirical game company coming soon to Target.


Thank you to our sponsor firm, Pennington LLP, for hosting this incredible event.



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