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Board of Directors

President

Sonia Salinas

Sonia Salinas is a Senior Associate at Andrade Gonzalez LLP, a boutique litigation firm located in Downtown Los Angeles.  She focuses on representing public entities, corporations and individuals in complicated business disputes.  Her practice includes general commercial litigation, complex and mass tort litigation, insurance recovery disputes...

President Elect

Edith Castañeda

Edith P. Castañeda is a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”).  Prior to joining the NLRB, Edith practiced plaintiff-side employment law and worked on various cases involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations.  During her tenure as an employment law attorney, Edith was...

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...

Gladdys J. Uribe

Gladdys Uribe

Gladdys J. Uribe is the Principal and lead attorney with the Law Offices of Gladdys J. Uribe, an immigration law practice with offices in Los Angeles and Buellton, California.  Gladdys grew up witnessing injustices committed against the immigrant community, which inspired her dedication to using the law as a tool for social justice.  

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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...

Andrea Brizuela

Andrea is an intellectual property attorney at NBCUniversal Media, LLC with in-depth counseling, transactional and enforcement experience within the media and entertainment industries.  At NBCUniversal she counsels the company and its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries on all facets of title, trademark and copyright clearance, branding,...

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...

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