2022 DEI Awards Gala

On September 29, 2022, we celebrated the Top 10 Young Diverse Lawyers of Orange County, the Top 10 Champions of DEI in the Law of Orange County, and the Top 10 Legal Organizations for DEI of Orange County for 2022. Photos from the Gala are featured below.

Top 10 Young Diverse Lawyers
of OC

Jessica Achtsam – Partner, Knobbe Martens

Allina M. Amuchie – Partner, Rutan & Tucker

Yanlin Cecilia Chen – Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

David Griffith – Associate, Crowell & Moring

Kevin Hernandez – Partner, Everett Dorey

Hon. Desirae L. Hutchison – Judge, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Jess Jin-Tenney – Associate, Everett Dorey

Melonie Jordan – Associate, Dorsey & Whitney

Sarah Tremer – Associate, Holland & Knight

Camille Vasquez – Partner, Brown Rudnick

Top 10 Champions of DEI in the Law of OC

Eemaan Jalili – Jalili Law

Baraa Kahf – Partner, Knobbe Martens

Mahrukh Madad – Marketing And Business Development Coordinator, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Kate Marr – Executive Director, Community Legal Aid SoCal

Estuardo R. Ponciano – Executive Director of Community Programs, UC Irvine School of Law

Sarah E. Roa – Associate, Snell & Wilmer

Rebekah Thomas – Attorney, CDF Labor Law

Reza Torkzadeh – Founder of TorkLaw

Alexandra Williamson – Manager of Attorney Recruitment and Development, Latham & Watkins

Yusuf Zakir – Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Davis Wright Tremaine

Top 10 Legal Organizations for DEI of OC

Brown Rudnick

Crowell & Moring

Everett Dorey


McDermott Will & Emory LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

Rutan & Tucker LLP

Snell & Wilmer

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

Scroll down to see all the photos taken at OCCDL's 2022 DEI Awards Gala

Backdrop Photos

Presentation of the Awards

Socializing at the Gala