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Morris W. Hirsch

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

UnionBanCal Corporation

Direct Phone: (415) ***-****       

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UnionBanCal Corporation

400 California Street

San Francisco, California 94104

United States

Company Description

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $74 billion at June 30, 2009. UnionBanCal Corporation is the 16th largest commercial bank holding company in the U.S. based on assets at March 31, 2009. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Partner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Affiliations

Board of Trustees Member
World Affairs Council

Member of General Counsel Committee
American Bankers Association

Education

University of California - Berkeley

JD cum laude

Harvard University Law School

bachelor's degree

University of California , Berkeley

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For Morris Hirsch, his legal department's pro bono program is not just a way to support his company's social responsibility goals or to provide opportunities for the department's 30 attorneys. It's an integral part of his personal commitment to community service.

In his professional life, Hirsch is senior executive vice president and general counsel for San Francisco-based UnionBanCal Corp. and its principal subsidiary, Union Bank. Outside of work, he is a member of his synagogue's Social Action Committee and regularly volunteers at a food bank and a homeless shelter.
"These aren't things related to my law career; they are things that matter to me as a person," Hirsch says.
So when Union Bank's Chief Litigation Counsel Joseph Catalano put together a partnership with the Housing Negotiation Project of the San Francisco Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), it was only natural that Hirsch not only endorsed the idea but stepped up to volunteer.
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"I thought it was important from a bank perspective and from a legal division perspective, but also from a personal perspective," Hirsch says.
Union Bank attorneys are offered the equivalent of four paid days a year for pro bono service, and the Housing Negotiation Project is one of several programs for which they volunteer. The program offers representation to every low-income tenant facing eviction in San Francisco at the crucial mandatory settlement conference immediately before trial. VLSP conducts a half-day training program for the volunteers.
Hirsch first volunteered in August 2010, when he handled a difficult negotiation involving parents who were trying to evict their son, daughter-in-law and young grandchild. "It was a domestic dispute masquerading as an eviction," Hirsch says. "Through very protracted negotiations, we did ultimately come to settlement, but it was a really emotionally charged process to get there."
Undeterred by this first experience, Hirsch volunteered again in November. He is one of seven Union Bank Housing Negotiation Project volunteers who work alongside law firm attorneys in the Superior Court on the last Wednesday afternoon of every month.


MORRIS HIRSCH (Education ...

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MORRIS HIRSCH (Education Committee Chair) is Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of UnionBanCal Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Union Bank N.A. He began his career with the bank in 1989 as Vice President and Senior Counsel, was named Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 1996, and was appointed to his present position in 2008. Before joining the bank, Mr. Hirsch spent eight years in private practice where he joined Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1988. Mr. Hirsch received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD cum laude from Harvard University Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers' Council, the American Bankers Association's General Counsel Committee and the TriBar Opinion Committee.


MORRIS HIRSCH (Education ...

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MORRIS HIRSCH (Education Committee Chair) is Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of UnionBanCal Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Union Bank N.A. He began his career with the bank in 1989 as Vice President and Senior Counsel, was named Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 1996, and was appointed to his present position in 2008. Before joining the bank, Mr. Hirsch spent eight years in private practice where he joined Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1988. Mr. Hirsch received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD cum laude from Harvard University Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers' Council, the American Bankers Association's General Counsel Committee and the TriBar Opinion Committee.


MORRIS HIRSCH (Education ...

www.itsyourworld.org [cached]

MORRIS HIRSCH (Education Committee Chair) is Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of UnionBanCal Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Union Bank N.A. He began his career with the bank in 1989 as Vice President and Senior Counsel, was named Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 1996, and was appointed to his present position in 2008. Before joining the bank, Mr. Hirsch spent eight years in private practice where he joined Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1988. Mr. Hirsch received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD cum laude from Harvard University Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers' Council, the American Bankers Association's General Counsel Committee and the TriBar Opinion Committee.


MORRIS HIRSCH (Education ...

www.itsyourworld.org [cached]

MORRIS HIRSCH (Education Committee Chair) is Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of UnionBanCal Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Union Bank N.A. He began his career with the bank in 1989 as Vice President and Senior Counsel, was named Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 1996, and was appointed to his present position in 2008. Before joining the bank, Mr. Hirsch spent eight years in private practice where he joined Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1988. Mr. Hirsch received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD cum laude from Harvard University Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers' Council, the American Bankers Association's General Counsel Committee and the TriBar Opinion Committee.

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