COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law firm Smiley Wang-Ekvall announced today that its Partner Lei Lei Wang-Ekvall has been named by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association as their 2019 Attorney of the Year.
Every year, the Orange County Women Lawyers Association names one outstanding member of the legal community and the community at large as their “Lawyer of the Year.” The nominees of the prestigious award have proven commitment to advancing women in the legal profession as well as women’s issues in general and the award is presented at the Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony.
Wang-Ekvall has served as a legal advisor in bankruptcy, insolvency, and receivership matters for over 25 years. Her practice focuses on insolvency and bankruptcy‑related matters including work-outs, business reorganizations, creditors’ rights, and the representation of trustees, committees, and receivers. She has extensive experience in diverse industries including hospitality, technology, real estate, healthcare, and retail.
A leader in Southern California’s legal community, Wang-Ekvall currently serves as a Board Member of Community Legal Aid SoCal, a Board Member of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, and Vice-Chair of the Central District of California Attorney Discipline Committee. She was elected and served as the 2010 President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and currently serves on the board of the OCBA Charitable Fund. Wang-Ekvall has chaired various committees and sections of the OCBA, including the pro bono committee, the resolutions committee, and the commercial law and bankruptcy section. She is a past president and director of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association and has served as a Co‑Chair and Member of the Central District of California Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
The “Lawyer of the Year” award will be presented at the 2019 Orange County Women Lawyers Association’s Annual Gala at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach on October 3, 2019. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit https://www.ocwla.org/sponsorships.
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