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Maria Stearns Maria Stearns, a Partner with Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been named one of California’s top women lawyers for 2014 by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal news provider. On May 7, Maria was featured in a special edition of the Daily Journal newspaper and honored at a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. As the firm’s youngest female equity partner, what distinguishes Maria is the multi-faceted aspect of her practice representing employers in all areas of labor and employment, including: wage and hour class actions; discrimination/harassment litigation; agency proceedings; labor law/collective-bargaining; preventative counseling; and management training. Maria is a frequent public speaker, including at an annual presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel in Los Angeles and Orange County. Maria is a committed community leader; she is founder and President of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance, a Board Member for the Orange County Bar Foundation (non-profit serving at-risk youth), and provides pro bono legal advice to non-profits. Maria is also on the Board of Governors for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County) and a member of the National Human Resources Association. Maria has been ranked a Southern California “Super Lawyer” 2014 and Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2010-2013. Maria earned her law degree at Harvard Law School in 2002, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas in 1999, summa cum laude, where she was a full-scholarship varsity tennis player and honored as NCAA Woman of the Year.
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Kay Rackauckas Kay Rackauckas, managing partner of Keller Rackauckas LLP, a nationally prominent law firm in Irvine, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the list of “Top Boutique Firms of 2014,” a... Read More
October 24, 2014
Alex Musetti Alex Musetti has joined the Orange County office of Hughes Marino, Southern California’s leading tenant representation firm. As vice president, he will continue to represent corporate tenants and buye... Read More
October 23, 2014
David Pandoria ARQ, an award-winning wireless network company based in Irvine, has named David Pandoria its new Vice President of Business Development. The company, which designs, installs and maintains sophisticate... Read More
October 22, 2014
Minyoung Shin Fish & Tsang LLP recently added Dr. Minyoung Shin as an associate to support the firm’s intellectual property practice. Dr. Shin received her law degree from University of California, Irvine and holds... Read More
October 21, 2014
Amy Sorenby When Amy Sorenby lost her two-year-old daughter in 2003, she vowed to go back to school to become a nurse as a tribute to the care her daughter received before her death. Now working as a Certified Nu... Read More
October 21, 2014
Michael Massie The Picerne Group welcomes Michael Massie as executive vice president. Massie was previously the development director at Jamboree Housing Corporation. Massie holds a bachelor’s degree in economics wi... Read More
October 20, 2014
Craig Glorioso Craig Glorioso Craig Glorioso, of counsel of the real estate practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has joined Susan G. Komen Orange County's board of directors. After his wife was diagnosed with breast ... Read More
October 17, 2014
Dr. Karen Smith Dr. Karen Smith, senior vice president and head of global medical affairs at Allergan Inc., has been appointed to Susan G. Komen Orange County's board of directors. Her goal is to join Komen Orange Co... Read More
October 17, 2014
Richard Trillwood Electron Beam Engineering, Inc.(EBE) has announced a $10,000 donation to Bethesda Lutheran Communities to benefit the Mosquero House, a supportive living home in Mission Viejo. Among the residents is ... Read More
October 15, 2014
Steven N. Reenders Sunwest Bank expanded its Board of Directors by appointing veteran banker Steven N. Reenders. The president of The Reenders Company, a consulting and investment firm, Reenders has nearly three decades... Read More
October 14, 2014
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