WLALA

Board of governors

Cat Zhang, Young Lawyers

Cat Zhang Young Lawyers CAT ZHANG is an associate in Sidley Austin LLP’s Century City office and is a member of the M&A and Private Equity practices. Prior to joining

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Taylor Wagniere, Membership

Taylor Wagniere Membership Taylor C. Wagniere is a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.  Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, she was an associate at Blecher Collins

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Andrea Schoor, Legislation

Andrea Schoor Legislation Andrea M. Schoor-West is a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice.  She is in the Business Litigation Section (formerly known as the Business and Tax

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Arin Scapa, Appointive Office

Arin Scapa Appointive Office Arin R. Scapa is a plaintiffs’ lawyer with Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., a boutique woman-owned law firm specializing in catastrophic personal injury, childhood sexual abuse,

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Nadia A Sarkis, Amicus Briefs

Nadia A Sarkis Amicus Briefs Nadia Sarkis is an experienced appellate advocate and innovative problem-solver, who strategizes with clients and trial counsel to lay the groundwork for a successful appeal

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Melody Saadian, Litigation

Melody Saadian Litigation Melody Saadian is a plaintiffs’ attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, and focuses her practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Ms. Saadian currently represents

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Meehan Rasch, Investment Supervisor

Meehan Rasch Investment Supervisor Meehan Rasch is a civil appellate attorney at appellate litigation firm Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland. Her practice spans California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, and

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Amy Proctor, Legislation

Amy Proctor Legislation Amy E. Proctor is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP. An experienced patent litigator, she advises clients on intellectual property issues

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Stephanie Peatman Career Mentoring

Stephanie Peatman Career Mentoring Stephanie Peatman is a trial lawyer who represents companies faced with complex disputes, ranging from mass tort to commercial litigation. Stephanie is one of the youngest

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Karen Pazzani, Business Law

Karen Pazzani Business Law Karen Pazzani is a partner at Young & Zinn LLP.  Karen represents colleges and universities in Title IX matters, including representing clients in administrative mandamus actions filed

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Krysta Pachman, Appointive Office

Krysta Pachman Appointive Office Krysta Kauble Pachman is an associate at Susman Godfrey, L.L.P. where she litigates complex cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  Prior to

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Virginia Milstead, Litigation

Virginia Milstead Litigation Virginia F. Milstead has a broad commercial litigation practice, representing clients in both federal and state courts, with a particular emphasis on securities and merger litigation, director

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Karen Luong, Litigation

Karen Luong Litigation Karen Luong is a senior counsel at Husch Blackwell, LLP. She is a member of the product liability and mass tort litigation group. She is well versed

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Jennifer Lieser, Criminal Justice

Jennifer Lieser Criminal Justice Jennifer Lieser is an attorney at Kaplan Marino whose practice focuses on federal and state white collar and complex criminal litigation. Jennifer handles a variety of

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Reg Levy, Future of Lawyering

Reg Levy Future of Lawyering Reg Levy is Vice President of Compliance and Policy for Minds + Machines, a vertically-integrated registry services operator and ICANN-accredited registrar. In that position, she

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Kirra Jones McDaniel, Membership

Kirra Jones McDaniel Membership Kirra Jones McDaniel is an attorney in Polsinelli LLP’s Products Liability and Toxic Torts Practice Group, with a secondary emphasis in Commercial Litigation. Kirra’s experience includes

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Stacy Horth-Neubert, Litigation

Stacy Horth-Neubert WLALA Foundation Immediate Past President, WLALA Foundation Ex Officio Officer, and Litigation STACY HORTH-NEUBERT is Counsel in Sidley Austin LLP’s Litigation Practice Group. Stacy’s practice covers a range

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Julie Gerchik, Business Development

Julie Gerchik Business Development Julie R. F. Gerchik is a partner in the Litigation Department at Glaser Weil. Ms. Gerchik litigates all types of complex commercial matters including financial institution

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Sarah Conway, Amicus Briefs

Sarah Conway Amicus Briefs Sarah Conway is a partner at Jones Day, where she has practiced since 2008. She represents corporations, businesses, and individuals in a range of commercial litigation

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Elaine Chang, In-House Counsel

Elaine Chang In-House Counsel Elaine Chang is Employment & Litigation Counsel for National Veterinary Associates (NVA). Prior to joining NVA, Elaine was an associate at a law firm, focusing on employment law

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Amy T. Brantly, Business Law

Amy T. Brantly Business Law Amy T. Brantly is a founding partner of Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP. Ms. Brantly has significant experience in a range of complex litigation cases, including antitrust,

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Lauren Birkenstock, Young Lawyers

Lauren Birkenstock Young Lawyers Lauren Birkenstock is an attorney at Robins Kaplan LLP focused on insurance and catastrophic loss disputes, general commercial litigation, entertainment law, and intellectual property matters. Ms.

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Marni B. Robinow, Labor & Employment

Marni B. Robinow Labor & Employment Marni is an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Marni represents educational institutions and companies in employment-related actions, including those involving claims of discrimination, harassment,

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