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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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Daniel Gold Daniel R. Gold, managing partner at prestigious Southern California law firm Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP, was recently recognized for his expertise on National Advocates’ Matrimony and Family Law sp... Read More
September 15, 2014
John Rodriguez As BIM Manager, John oversees Fuscoe Engineering's BIM and Civil 3D Training Program company-wide as well as its Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, a merged approach to 3D BIM model project pl... Read More
September 15, 2014
Jennifer Keller Jennifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal's list of "The Top 100 Lawyers in California." This is Keller's seventh appearance on the list. There are over... Read More
September 12, 2014
Sheila Ashrafi HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors is pleased to announce that Sheila Ashrafi, CPA, MSA has been promoted to Partner at the firm. HMWC is one of Orange County’s top 15 accounting firms and the largest in ... Read More
September 12, 2014
Jana Pesek Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is adding Jana Pesek to its growing team. As a senior art director, Pesek will provide art direction to graphic designers and account teams, and offer i... Read More
September 08, 2014
Kristen Adams Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is hiring Kristen Adams as production artist/graphic designer. In her new role, Adams will support the design studio's designers and ensure quality in f... Read More
September 08, 2014
Korina Kannedy Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is expanding its creative team by adding Korina Kannedy. As design studio manager, Kannedy will manage the studio team members and creative quality. Kan... Read More
September 08, 2014
Carlos Martinez Carlos Martinez has joined Haskell & White, the Irvine-based CPA and business consulting firm, as its new Audit Manager. Carlos will be based in the firm's San Diego office, where he will bolster the ... Read More
August 26, 2014
Thomas Brockington Thomas G. Brockington of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2015, which is the most respec... Read More
August 26, 2014
Randall Babbush Randall M. Babbush of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2015, which is one of the most re... Read More
August 26, 2014
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