Member Spotlight

BWLNC is always looking for opportunities to celebrate its members.  Please share your professional accomplishments with us by sending a short description of no more than three sentences and a photo using our fill-in form.
Member Spotlights are also featured in our electronic newsletter and on our social media outlets.

Member Spotlight Form

Short description of no more than three sentences.

Peggy Otum: Congrats to BWLNC member Peggy Otum on being named Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother Magazine!  Well done, Peggy!  View the article on Peggy HERE.

Teri L. Jackson:  Congratulations are in order for BWLNC Past President Judge Teri L. Jackson who has been elected to serve as Assistant Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court. Judge Jackson is the first African-American woman to be elected to this position.  View the press release HERE.

Deborah J. Broyles: Congratulations to BWLNC Lifetime Member Deborah J. Broyles who will receive the State Bar’s Diversity Award in recognition for her long-term, sustained accomplishments toward increasing diversity in the legal profession.  Deborah will also be inducted into the California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Leaders Hall of Fame in the Fall.

Bari a. Williams:  Congratulations to BWLNC member Bari a. Williams on being named a 2015 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award Recipient by the National Bar Association.  The 40 Under 40 awards recognize the nation’s top lawyers under 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement.  View the entire 40 Under 40 list HERE.  Bari also received the NBA’s 40 Under 40 Award for Excellence in Innovation and she has been named to the inaugural list of 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley 2015.

Andrew Houston: Congratulations to BWLNC member Andrew Houston
on being named a 2015 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award Recipient by the National Bar Association.

Candice S. Petty: Congrats to BWLNC Immediate Past President and Lifetime Member Candice S. Petty who has been promoted to the position of Senior Corporate Counsel,  Director of Litigation for 24 hour Fitness U.S.A.!

Monique Liburd:  Congratulations to BWLNC Vice President Monique Liburd and the Google Trademark Team for being recognized by The World Trademark Review (WTR) Industry Awards in the Internet & Telecommunications Team of the Year category at this year’s International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Deborah J. Broyles: Congrats to BWLNC Lifetime Member Deborah J. Broyles who has been named among the “Influential Women 2015” by the San Francisco Business Times. read the feature that recognized Deborah as one of “the most influential women in Bay Area business” HERE.

Candice Petty:  BWLNC congratulates Immediate Past President Candice Petty for being featured in the “C–Suite” Section of Profile Magazine.  Read Candice’s feature HERE.

Cometria Cooper:  Congrats to BWLNC Member Cometria Cooper who will receive the Ms. JD Woman of Inspiration Award for inspiring others through her commitment to and passion for her work. Learn more about Cometria’s accomplishment HERE.

Josetta Jones: Congrats to BWLNC member Josetta Jones who has been recognized by her employer, Chevron, for the great work she’s doing with Techbridge, a program that works to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering.  Learn more about Josetta’s work with Techbridge HERE.

Deborah J. Broyles: BWLNC congratulates Lifetime Member Deborah J. Broyles on her appointment to Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Reed Smith LLP!  Read more about Deborah’s new position HERE.

Anita L. Santos: BWLNC is proud to announce that Governor Brown has appointed member Anita L. Santos to the Contra Costa Superior Court!  Congrats Judge Santos.  Read more about Judge Santos’ appointment HERE.

Michelle Stewart:  Congrats to BWLNC Treasurer and Lifetime Member Michelle Stewart on being a Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 Under 40 Winner!  Read about Michelle and her amazing accomplishment HERE.

Cometria Cooper:  Congrats to BWLNC member Cometria Cooper on her installation as President of the Charles Houston Bar Association.  Learn more about Cometria and CHBA HERE.

Yolanda Jackson:  Congratulations to BWLNC Member Yolanda Jackson who The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) boards of directors unanimously voted to appoint to the position of Executive Director and General Counsel of BASF and JDC! Read BASF’s press release HERE.

Theodora Lee: Congrats to BWLNC member Theodora Lee whose Theopolis Vineyards is featured in the San Jose Mercury News!  Read the article HERE.

Deborah J. Broyles: BWLNC congratulates member Deborah Broyles on her November 2014 feature in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers Q&A feature.  See what Deborah had to say HERE.

Judge Terri L. Jackson: BWLNC is pleased to announce that the Honorable Teri L. Jackson, our past president, has been elected to serve as Assistant Presiding Judge for San Francisco Superior Court! Judge Jackson is the first African American female judge to be elected to this position in the City & County of San Francisco.

Josetta Jones: BWLNC congratulates member Josetta Jones, Chevron Corporation, and Chevron’s Diversity Committee Executive Sponsor Mary Francis on their BASF In-House Counsel Corporation of the Year Award!

Jamilah Jefferson: BWLNC congratulates Jamilah Jefferson on her promotion this week to Senior Deputy City Attorney!

Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List: Congratulations to our members Danielle Moore Burton, Kimberlei Evans Dixon, Saidah Grayson, Maria E. Jones, and Monique Liburd who were all named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. We are so proud of you!

Cometria Cooper: BWLNC congratulates Cometria Cooper on being honored as one of the NBA’s Trailblazers Under 40! The award will be presented at the Annual NBA Convention.

Chonda Nwamu: BWLNC congratulates Chonda Nwamu on her appointment as Director & Lead Counsel at Pacific Gas & Electric!

Monique Jewett-Brewster: Congratulations to member, Monique Jewett-Brewster, who will serve as one of two Co-Chairs for the Insolvency Law Committee, one of the standing committees of the Business Law Section of the State Bar! Monique is a business and bankruptcy litigator practicing with the firm of Bryan Cave, LLP, in San Francisco.

Judge Brenda F. Harbin Forte: Congratulations to Past President Judge Brenda F. Harbin Forte who was featured in Daily Journal!