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Board of Directors

President

Sonia Salinas

Sonia Salinas is a senior counsel and commercial litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she has litigated cases in both state and federal courts and represented clients in a wide variety of fraud, misappropriation, and breach-of-contract disputes. Ms. Salinas has also represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in...

Co-Vice President

Rebecca Aragón

Rebecca Aragón is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C. where her practice focuses on leading complex litigation in federal and state courts, with particular emphasis on wage and hour class actions. Ms. Aragón has successfully litigated over 300 employment-related lawsuits to conclusion. She assists employers, particularly those with Spanish...

Co-Vice President

Edith Castañeda

Edith P. Castañeda practices plaintiff-side employment law. Most recently, Edith helped represent a class of warehouse workers that reached a $21-million settlement in a lawsuit for labor code violations. In 2014 and 2015, Edith was named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star.  In addition to her professional experience, Edith mentors...

Treasurer

Lorrina M. Duffy

Lorrina M.  Duffy is an associate at QDRO Counsel, Inc., a law firm that focuses exclusively on the division of retirement benefits at divorce.  Ms. Duffy’s work involves determining the community or marital interest in pension benefits earned through employment and in drafting appropriate orders for the division and disposition of those...

Secretary

Denisse O. Gastélum

Denisse O. Gastélum was born in East Los Angeles into an immigrant family from Chihuahua and Sinaloa, México. Having come from humble beginnings, her focus on the advancement of the Latino community comes naturally.

Ms. Gastélum completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Political Science...

Trustee

Carla Barboza

A fulltime ADR professional known for her success in settling difficult, often precedent-setting cases, Carla Barboza has become the neutral of choice in disputes where the issues are unconventional and the parties are unyielding. Considered one of the country’s foremost experts in employment law, Carla has served as a neutral since 1998 and...

Elizabeth Camacho

Elizabeth A. Camacho is Senior Counsel at Loeb & Loeb LLP where she practices in the area of land use permitting, associated environmental review and related litigation. Ms. Camacho represents clients in connection with development projects of all sizes across a broad range of use sectors including residential, office/commercial, master-...

Lucero Chávez

Lucero Chávez is a Staff Attorney at Public Counsel where she is part of the Immigrant Rights Project.  Ms. Chávez represents unaccompanied children in immigration, asylum, family, delinquency, dependency, and probate proceedings.

She received her J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School in 2010. Ms. Chávez obtained a B....

Christine Diaz-Herrera

Christine Diaz-Herrera is an Associate with the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Ms. Diaz-Herrera graduated from UC Berkeley Law School in 2008.  While in law school, she was the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Law Raza Law Journal and Co-Chair of the Berkeley Law Raza Law Students Association.  She also externed for the...

Honorable Elizabeth G. Macias

The Honorable Elizabeth G. Macias is a first generation Mexican-American. She is the first in her family to obtain a high school diploma. Through example her parents instilled in her the importance of a strong work ethic. She is an Orange County Superior Court Judge assigned to the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, California. Before being...

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