Our Board

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) is a collaborative effort of professionals from leading Orange County law firms and other community partners committed to achieving cultural diversity in recruiting and retaining law students and attorneys in Orange County.
– Our Mission Statement

Daniel Lopez

Chair

Daniel Lopez is a production attorney at Marvel Studios. In this role, Daniel drafts and negotiates talent agreements and advises Marvel’s feature film productions on all aspects of the production process. Prior to joining Marvel Studios, Daniel was an associate at an international law firm’s Orange County office where he focused on data privacy, cybersecurity, and commercial litigation. He assisted clients on developing compliance programs for various U.S. consumer privacy laws and conducted data breach investigations, including advising clients on notification and other legal obligations arising from the data breach. Daniel has been actively involved in the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law since moving to Orange County, first joining the Board of Directors as Treasurer in 2019 and then as Vice President in 2020.

Krystal Anderson

President

Krystal Anderson is a litigation and trial attorney in Holland & Knight’s Orange County office, where she focuses on zealous advocacy in high-stakes commercial disputes. She has experience successfully representing national and international clients from a wide range of industries in breach of contract, unfair competition, mass tort, trademark and trade secret litigation, as well as representing banks/financial institutions on a variety of litigation-related issues.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Anderson worked for the Orange County office of a global law firm, where she was a part of the complex litigation and dispute resolution team and chaired the office’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. During law school, Ms. Anderson was an judicial extern to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In the community, Ms. Anderson is involved in a number of efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, and the legal profession. Ms. Anderson is also committed to pro bono work, having handled veterans’ appeals for benefits, restraining order requests for victims of domestic violence, applications for expungement of legal records for reformed individuals and green card applications for asylees.

Diana Chao

Vice President

Diana Chao is a litigation attorney at Everett Dorey with extensive experience in all facets of litigation. Her innovative case handling has benefited clients in pre-litigated and litigated matters. Diana’s practice focuses on complex and catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation. She also provides risk management services, focusing on transfer and elimination of risk.

Diana is a member of her firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee, Recruiting Committee, and speaks conversational Vietnamese. She is also involved in the Orange County Asian American Bar Association and Orange County Women Lawyers Association.

Oscar Teran

Treasurer

Oscar Teran is the Director of Career Development at Western State College of Law. Oscar began working with law students as the Director of the Alumni Mentorship Program at UC Hastings and has also held student service leadership roles at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law and UC Irvine. Prior to his career in academia, Oscar was a litigator for Bay Area Legal Aid, California Rural Legal Assistance and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. As an attorney, Oscar focused on representing migrant farmworkers and other low-income individuals seeking access to justice. During law school Oscar interned with the Anti-Terrorism Executive Directorate of the United Nations Security Council and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Oscar received his J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law and his B.A. in Political Philosophy from Chapman University.

Kristin Fabella

Secretary

Kristin Fabella is a litigation attorney with Strongin Burger LLP in Ladera Ranch, CA, representing clients in toxic torts, habitability, and real property. She joined OCCDL’s Board after attending their Professional Development workshops in 2021 and aims to expand OCCDL using her experience in organizational leadership, strategic communications, and public relations.

She has hosted numerous successful legal dialogues, including “The Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art” (2019) involving attorney Randon Schoenberg’s recovery of stolen Jewish property, as portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the 2015 film Woman in Gold.

She attended Chapman Law School, where she served as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and graduated with the class of 2020 Community Service award. She was trained in Trial Advocacy under Hon. Halim Dhanidina, former justice of the California Court of Appeal (2nd District) and competed in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Practicing the art of conflict resolution, she earned awards in Mediation/Negotiation, Family Law, and International Law & Organizations.

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