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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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William Ramsey, AIA, LEED AP National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named William Ramsey, AIA, LEED AP, a shareholder. Ramsey is a principal of residential design for the low density studio for Nevada. Ramsey... Read More
January 22, 2015
Brittany Choisnet National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named Brittany Choisnet as CFO. Choisnet joined KTGY in 2003, and as Chief Financial Officer, Choisnet oversees the accounting, administrati... Read More
January 22, 2015
Alan Scales, AIA National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named Alan Scales, AIA, a shareholder. Scales is a principal of residential design for the low density studio for the Southern California ma... Read More
January 22, 2015
James Pereyra NVISION Eye Centers, one of the leading providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., has announced the promotion of James Pereyra to president. Pereyra will lead strategic growth and reinforce... Read More
January 22, 2015
SCOTT SPRINGBORN With more than 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Scott Springborn is excited to join forces with RPM Mortgage, Inc., a company that shares his belief in providing clients with the best ... Read More
January 21, 2015
Todd Hollander Union Bank today announced that Managing Director Todd Hollander, who heads the bank’s Business Banking Group, has been named vice chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association’s (CBA) Small Business B... Read More
January 14, 2015
Stacie Sheek joined Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) as Customer Services Manager, an executive management position reporting to the District's General Manager. With over 25 years of experience, Stacie is respon... Read More
January 11, 2015
Christopher Thornberg RMA OC (www.rmaoc.org) will present a 2015 Annual Economic Forecast by Dr. Christopher Thornberg on January 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Pacific Club, Newport Beach. $95 before Jan. 15, $115 aft... Read More
January 07, 2015
Peter Howell Peter Howell has recently been named partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County. He is a member of the firm’s Government & Regulatory La... Read More
January 05, 2015
Caroline Djang Caroline Djang has recently been named partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County. She is co-chair of the Corporate Restructuring and C... Read More
January 05, 2015
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