Michael Bradbury, the former longtime Ventura County District Attorney who made headlines busting the Hells Angels, has joined Ventura-based law office Anderson Kill Wood & Bender, the firm said in a release Nov. 4.
Anderson Kill Wood & Bender specializes in representing companies against their insurers to recover money when insurers deny claims. But the firm also has an anti-counterfeiting practice and said in a release that Bradbury will play a “prominent role” in it.
The next move for Bradbury, who served as Ventura County’s District Attorney for 25 years before entering private practice in 2002, had been the subject of interest in legal circles since earlier this year, when he left the Westlake Village office of Alston & Bird.
Bradbury’s move signals some reshuffling after a flurry of Ventura County law firm mergers. He left one recently merged firm for another recently merged firm.
In 2008, Atlanta-based Alston & Bird merged with Los Angeles-based Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava & MacCuish, which had maintained six attorneys in Westlake Village.
In January, the former Wood & Bender, then a 14-attorney firm based in Ventura, merged with New York-based Anderson Kill & Olick, a 79-attorney firm that also specialized in insurance recovery. Wood & Bender retained its name on the Ventura office as part of the merger.[Editor’s note: This story originally misquoted the press release, which said Bradbury will have a “prominent role” in the firm’s anti-counterfeit practice.]