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Monday, September 12, 2016 11:37 AM | Lori Butler (Administrator)

Contact: Amelia Montgomery, Executive Director
Tel.: (949) 478-1103
Email: info@ocwla.org

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - September 8, 2016 - The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA)* is holding its annual fundraising event on September 22, 2016 at The Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast. Tickets are available at http://www.ocwla.org/event-2218719.

This year, the OCWLA is pleased to announce that it will be honoring our Judge of the Year, the Honorable Gail Andler, The Superior Court of California, County of Orange and our Attorney of the Year, Michele Johnson, Esq., Latham & Watkins LLP with keynote speaker Justice Eileen Moore, California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3.

Charities Benefited. OCWLA is proud to announce charitable contributions being made in 2016, with proceeds raised in 2015. Charitable contributions include:

  • Casa Teresa. Donation: $7,500.00
  • Olive Crest. Donation: $7,500.00
  • Orange County Bar Foundation. Donation: $5,000.00
  • Orange County Collaborative Courts Foundation. Donation: $3,000.00 + gift cards collected at events
  • Public Law Center. Donation: $2,500.00

About The Orange County Women Lawyers Association: The OCWLA is dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession. We support the continued growth and development of the OCWLA and its members by providing an exceptional professional network, raising awareness of discrimination and bias, and supporting worthy charitable organizations.

For more information please visit www.ocwla.org.

About Michele Johnson: Michele D. Johnson is a recognized leader at a prominent global law firm, in her area of practice, and in the community. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Latham & Watkins LLP and the former Managing Partner of the firm’s Orange County office in Costa Mesa.

Her practice focuses on securities and professional liability litigation, and she represents industry leading companies, officers and directors, special committees and accounting firms – often in high stakes litigation that sets legal precedent. She recently was recognized among a select group nationally of the “25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law” named by Law360. Ms. Johnson also has a longstanding
commitment to giving back to the community. She serves on the boards of the Public Law Center and the Orange County chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and she recently received the Anti-Defamation League of Orange County’s Jurisprudence Award in recognition for her strong commitment to civil rights and human relations to end bigotry of all kinds.

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