SMW has been named by the San Francisco Business Times to its “Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area” for 2009, one of only three law firms to make the rankings.  The firm’s six woman owners --  Fran Layton, managing partner Rachel Hooper, Ellen Garber, Tamara Galanter, Ellison Folk, and Osa Wolff – comprise a majority of SMW’s partners and, collectively, hold a majority ownership stake in the firm.  The firm was honored by the Business Times at a September 18 awards program in San Francisco.