Sheppard Mullin Helps Fund Pipeline And Scholarship Programs

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 01:00

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has honored associate Norma García Guillén with the firm's second Diversity & Inclusion Award, an award that recognizes the significant diversity and inclusion commitment of a Sheppard Mullin attorney. As part of the award, the firm has made a contribution to two programs that expose secondary students to the legal profession and provide scholarships for deserving Latino law students: The UCI Saturday Academy of Law and the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association scholarship endowment fund.

In addition to Ms. García Guillén's internal Sheppard Mullin achievements and accomplishments, she remains active in her community and currently serves on the UCI Saturday Academy of Law Oversight Committee and the KidWorks Board, among others. She proudly served as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County in 2008.Ms. García Guillén attended Santa Ana's public schools and graduated from Valley High School in 1993.

Ms. García Guillén has spent her entire legal career as a litigator with Sheppard Mullin, where she has successfully handled high profile matters on behalf of various clients, including a Receiver in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action for a ponzi scheme where thousands of investors were defrauded out of tens of millions of dollars. As part of the Latino Business Practice Group, she has also handled high profile claims, including business and defamation disputes for Latin American celebrities.

The Sheppard Mullin Diversity & Inclusion Award was created to recognize an individual or team of attorneys in the firm for their commitment to diversity & inclusion programs and initiatives in the legal profession.Recipients are selected based on their overall contributions and dedication to advancing the firm's mission in this area.