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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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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
Scott Hay Scott W. Hay has been hired as vice president for Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC (Bellwether Enterprise), the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Commu... Read More
August 26, 2014
Robert McDougall Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Robert McDougall as Retail Banking Executive. As an executive for retail banking, McDougall will take the lead for the retail consumer products and ... Read More
August 22, 2014
Abel Pomar Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Abel Pomar as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Pomar joins ECCU from Bank of America, where he was responsible for leading the de... Read More
August 22, 2014
Scott Bellizzi Commercial real estate broker Scott Bellizzi has joined the Orange County office of Hughes Marino, Southern California’s leading tenant representation firm. As Vice President, he will continue his wor... Read More
August 21, 2014
Ryan Baderian MUFG Union Bank, N.A., announced that Ryan Baderian has been named a managing director for the Business Banking group. In his expanded role, Mr. Baderian is responsible for managing all aspects of bu... Read More
August 21, 2014
Luis Arambula Luis Arambula, AIA, rejoins MVE + Partners, Inc. as Senior Associate Partner. Luis has more than twenty years of architecture and design experience, with a variety of assignments including high-rise, ... Read More
August 21, 2014
Daniel Gura Daniel Gura joined MVE + Partners, Inc. as the Director of business development. With more than a decade of experience in business development, real estate, and law, Dan possesses a keen knowledge of ... Read More
August 21, 2014
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