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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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Bruce Pasqua Bruce Pasqua has joined the Board of Santa Ana-based nonprofit KidWorks, which currently provides over 800 children, teens and parents every week with the necessary education and support to overcome v... Read More
November 19, 2014
Dr. Richard Lee Planet DDS founder, Richard Lee, joins Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County’s board of directors. He is primed with 24 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including 18 yea... Read More
November 19, 2014
Dr. Xerxes Calilung Dr. Xerxes Calilung, owner of Dental Arts of Irvine, joins Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County’s board of directors. Dr. Calilung has provided dental care in Irvine since 1990. He is serving as a... Read More
November 19, 2014
Doni Adhiningrat Doni Adhiningrat, AICP joins MVE as an Associate Partner with over 23 years of experience as a senior planner and has worked on large-scale master planning and urban design projects all over the globe... Read More
November 17, 2014
Tara Tchak Tara Tchak joins AKINSPARKER as art director, to influence high-profile client projects, from concept to completion, and to augment the agency’s portfolio with her distinctive design aesthetic. Previo... Read More
November 14, 2014
Amber Burza Amber Burza joins AKINSPARKER as the integrated advertising agency’s new account executive. Before joining the agency, she served as a brand manager with INK Agency, a digital project manager with Inn... Read More
November 14, 2014
Stephanie Burns Idea Hall, a full-service branding, marketing and public relations agency, hired Stephanie Burns to advance the agency’s digital capabilities across all marketing disciplines. Stephanie joins Idea... Read More
November 13, 2014
Jeff Cole Idea Hall, a full-service branding, marketing and public relations agency, hired Jeff Cole to advance the agency’s digital capabilities across all marketing disciplines. Award-winning director and... Read More
November 13, 2014
Karen Conlon Karen D. Conlon, president and CEO of the California Association of Community Managers, has been appointed chair of the board of directors for Women Helping Women/Men2Work. WHW, based in Santa Ana, Ca... Read More
November 13, 2014
Mike Feldman MUFG Union Bank, N.A., today announced that Mike Feldman has been named Head of Branch and Private Banking. In his expanded role, he will manage Private Banking, through which the bank offers a varie... Read More
November 10, 2014
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