WLALA

Board of governors

Michelle Cheng, Business Development

Michelle Cheng Business Development Michelle is a health care litigation partner in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. Her practice involves defending and counseling managed health care companies in high-stakes,

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Poonam Kumar, Business Law

Shelby King Public Interest Law Shelby is an Associate Justice Deputy in the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She recently graduated from UCLA with her law degree

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Kimberly Kamkar, Young Lawyers

Kimberly Kamkar Young Lawyers KIMBERLY KAMKAR is an associate in Nossaman LLP’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice.  As part of her Corporate practice,

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Wendy T. Wu, Career Mentoring

Wendy T. Wu Career Mentoring Wendy T. Wu is a partner at Wallbrook, an investigation, ESG, and due diligence consultancy based in the UK.  She leads the firm’s cybersecurity and investigations

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Mia Munro, Labor & Employment

Mia Munro Labor & Employment Mia Munro is a litigation attorney at Genie Harrison Law Firm in downtown Los Angeles. Mia represents employees to enforce their rights against discrimination, harassment,

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Kimberly D. Jaimez, Membership

Kimberly D. Jaimez WLALA Racial Justice & Equality Advisory Council Kim Jaimez, currently a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney

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Hon. Maggie Reyes-Bordeaux

Hon. Maggie Reyes-Bordeaux Member at Large Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux was appointed to serve as bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California, Riverside Division on January 18, 2022. Before her

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Cat Zhang, Young Lawyers

Cat Zhang Young Lawyers CAT ZHANG is a managing associate in Sidley Austin LLP’s office in Century City and is a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice.

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Taylor Wagniere, LACBA Liaison

Taylor Wagniere LACBA Liaison 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

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Leana Taing, Access to Justice

Leana Taing Racial Justice & Equality Advisory Council Leana Serey Taing practices dependency law as a Deputy County Counsel for the Office of County Counsel. In 2017, Taing contributed to

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Andrea Schoor-West, Legislation

Andrea Schoor-West 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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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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Virginia Milstead, Business Development

Virginia Milstead Business Development 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,

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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 is a partner at Kaplan Marino whose practice primarily focuses on federal and state white collar and complex criminal litigation, including but not limited to

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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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Patricia Fullinwider, LACBA Liaison

Patricia Fullinwider LACBA Liaison Patricia Fullinwider is a Senior Deputy Alternate Public Defender at the Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender’s Office. In this capacity, she defends the rights of indigent

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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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Hon. Maria Byrum, Family Law

Hon. Maria Byrum Family Law Maria Rivas Byrum is Cuban American and proud of her Hispanic heritage. She has been a Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner since 2019 and

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