Honorees and Investors | 2020
For fifteen years Women of Achievement has been celebrating Bay Area CA women of distinction in Business, Law and Public Service and the men who are outstanding in supporting their advancement. Explore all Women of Achievement past honorees.
Chief Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary for California Governor Gavin Newsom
Analea has more than 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors in California and nationally. As Chief Deputy, Analea provides legal to the Governor’s Office on a broad range of issues and oversee litigation to which the Governor or the State of California is a party. In January 2019, Governor Newsom also appointed Analea as counsel to the Governor’s Energy Strike Team which is overseeing the state’s response to the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Betty H. Chen
PrincipaL, Fish & Richardson
Ms. Chen is a trial lawyer who uses creative approaches, based on her vast experience in courtrooms across the country, to litigate high-stakes and high-profile patent, trade secret, antitrust, breach of contract, and fraud lawsuits.
Connie M. Leyva
CA State Senator
Reelected to represent the 20th State Senate District in 2018, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her second term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino. Currently serving as Chair of the bipartisan and bicameral California Legislative Women’s Caucus and Commissioner on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Senator Leyva continues to be a committed leader on improving the lives of women, children and families in California.
Kathleen M. O’Sullivan
Firmwide Chair, LITIGATION PRACTICE, Perkins Coie LLP
Ms. O’Sullivan’s practice focuses on the representation of business clients facing high-stakes litigation. In more than 20 years of practice, she has worked on a wide range of trial court cases and appeals. With a deep focus on representing Fortune 100 and other leading companies across industries in consumer class actions or other related cases pending across the country, Katie sees her role as serving as a trusted advisor to achieve her client’s objectives. Katie has also worked on appeals across a broad spectrum of legal issues, including antitrust, contracts and business torts, ERISA, product labeling, privacy, and product liability. In all of her cases, as well as her leadership within the litigation practice, Katie has deeply invested in improving the quality of the firm’s written and oral advocacy.
Managing editor/News, USA Today
Ms. Go is the managing editor for news at USA Today. Kristen co-leads a team of more than 40 reporters across the country who provide coverage of breaking news and in-depth stories on topics such as race, immigration and religion. Some of the work her team has done includes looking at the impact of slavery 400 years later, uncovering the deadly and dangerous conditions of people who are kept in ICE detention centers and how priests accused of sexual abuse have continued to live their lives.
Chief Legal Officer, Uber
Mr. West is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Uber, where he leads a global team of more than 600 in the company’s Legal, Compliance and Ethics, and Security functions.
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