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California Fellow Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila

May 19, 2014, Fellows in the news, Daily Journal


ORANGE COUNTY (May 8, 2014) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila, partner in the firm’s Orange County office, has been named to the Daily Journal’s 2014 list of Top Women Lawyers. Sungaila is making her fifth consecutive appearance on this list (her sixth since the list’s inception in 2005). In a special issue published on May 7, 2014, the Daily Journal recognized 75 litigators and 25 corporate transactions and regulatory specialists who exemplify excellent lawyering and leadership skills in California, and whose work is having a broad impact on the legal community, the nation and society. Those named to the list were honored at a private awards reception in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

M.C. Sungaila has consistently briefed and argued cutting-edge appeals that raise core business issues and has helped secure important rights for women and girls, nationally and internationally. Twice named a “Notable Appellate Practitioner” by Chambers, she is described by clients in one Chambers listing as a “gifted appellate lawyer who consistently delivers bottom line results.” In 2014, Sungaila simultaneously leads appellate practice and amicus curiae committees at the local (Orange County Bar Association), national (ABA), and international levels (International Association of Defense Counsel). She is a Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representative, Lecturer in UCI School of Law’s Ninth Circuit Clinic, and Adjunct Professor of Advanced Appellate Advocacy at Whittier Law School. Previously, she received the inaugural Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award from California Women Lawyers, named as one of the Women Leaders in the Law by The Recorder, and awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles.

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