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Goodsill Announces The Promotion Of Daniel Lam & Deirdre Marie-Iha to Partner

(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – January 10, 2022) – Goodsill is proud to announce the promotions of Daniel Lam and Deirdre Marie-Iha to Partner.
Daniel Lam
Daniel Lam has been listed as one of the Rising Stars in Super Lawyers for the past 4 years and recognized by Best Lawyers in Ones to Watch for 2021 and 2022. Daniel’s practice focuses on securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, startups, corporate governance, entity structuring, and general business law. Prior to joining Goodsill in 2015, Daniel practiced as a corporate and securities attorney at McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO, located in Omaha, Nebraska. Daniel graduated from Punahou School, Gonzaga University, and Creighton University School of Law in 2014 with magna cum laude honors. Before attending law school, Daniel lived and worked in Japan. “Daniel is a tremendous asset to our team and we are proud to see him move forward in his career,” Michael O’Malley, Partner.

Deirdre Marie-Iha
Deirdre Marie-Iha has been practicing for more than 20 years. Deirdre is a civil litigator and appellate practitioner. Her appellate experience is extensive and spans 18 years in both federal and state courts. She has argued numerous times before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court, and Intermediate Court of Appeals. Deirdre has handled well over a hundred appellate proceedings, and over the years her caseload has generated more than 40 published opinions in state and federal courts. Most recently her appellate work includes corporate governance, banking, other business matters, and trust litigation. Prior to joining Goodsill, Deirdre practiced for more than a dozen years as a deputy attorney general at the Hawai‘i AGs office, where she handled a number of high-profile, high-stakes matters, including the furloughs during the 2008-2009 financial crisis; the enactment and subsequent defense of the Marriage Equality Act in 2013-2015; and complex litigation regarding the State’s retiree health benefits. She was also instrumental in the State’s challenge to the travel ban, Hawaii v. Trump. Deirdre graduated from Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1996, and from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1999. Deirdre has served as Chair of the HSBA Appellate Section since 2021. “Deirdre sets the standard by which our team is measured and we are proud to announce her partnership,” Edmund Saffery, Partner.

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP, founded in Hawaiʻi in 1878, has over 50 attorneys representing local, national and international clients. Goodsill lawyers handle a wide range of business and legal matters, extending personalized legal services with cutting-edge resources.

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