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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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Matt Bourne Matt Bourne, co-owner and top instructor at GRIT Cycle was named a Lululemon World Ambassadors and will attend their upcoming National Ambassador Product Summit in Vancouver. Nominated by Lululemon Ne... Read More
September 30, 2014
Mei Tsang Mei Tsang, name partner at Fish & Tsang LLP recently was selected as one of Advancing Women in Technology’s (AWT) 2014 “Rising Women in Technology.” The award recognizes women from all fields who have... Read More
September 30, 2014
Steve Williams Steve Williams, managing partner of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors in Tustin, recently returned from the firm's 36th annual team building hiking adventure in the picturesque Kings Canyon and Sequoia Na... Read More
September 24, 2014
Kevin Twer The First Tee of Orange County, a nonprofit committed to providing youth with translatable life skills through the game of golf, announces the addition of Kevin Twer as its newest board member. Twer,... Read More
September 23, 2014
Fredy Dominguez For Huntington Beach resident Fredy Dominguez, working in the care industry wasn’t initially part of his career goals. With degrees in art and business, Dominguez began his journey as the business dev... Read More
September 22, 2014
Andrew McLean has joined Present Value Properties, Inc. as Vice President. McLean brings over 12 years of retail real estate experience to Present Value Properties and most recently served as a Vice President with ... Read More
September 22, 2014
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
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