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Board of Directors

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...

Vice President

Edith Castañeda

Edith Castañeda is an associate with the Law Offices of Sandra C. Muñoz.  She practices plaintiff-side employment law representing individuals whose civil rights have been violated in the workplace.  Ms. Castañeda hails from the Coachella Valley, from a family of Mexican immigrants and farm workers in the grape fields of California.  She...

Vice President

Courtney R. Chavez

Courtney R. Chavez is the current Assistant Director for the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California. Before joining the Center for Women in Law, she specialized in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation at the international law...

Secretary

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...

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...

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 Special Counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman 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,...

Lucero Chávez

Lucero Chávez is an Immigrants Rights Attorney with the ACLU of Southern California doing focused work in Orange County and the Inland Empire around issues of community policing and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws. She received her J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School in 2010. Ms. Chávez obtained a B.A. in American...

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...

Elisa Fernández

Since 2001, Elisa Fernández has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, Criminal Division. Ms. Fernández litigates public corruption, civil rights, complex white collar crime, government fraud and money laundering prosecutions.  Most recently, Ms. Fernández and her co-counsel obtained jury verdicts...

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