2020

 

 

Christopher David Ruiz Cameron
Justice Marshall F. McComb Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Legacy Award

Elizabeth Atlee

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, CBRE

Professional Achievement Award

 

Oportun

Alejandra Velázquez, Senior Director, Public Affairs
Corporate Community Impact Award

2019

 

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

California Attorney General

Precursor de Justicia / Pioneer for Justice Award


Primestor Development, Inc.

CEO & Co-Founder Arturo Sneider
Co-Founder & President Leandro Tyberg

Latino Entrepreneur Award

Rachel A. Gonzalez

EVP, Law and Corporate Affairs, Starbucks Corporation

Professional Achievement Award


Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson

President, Mount Saint Mary's University

​Community Impact Award

2018

Javier R. Avitia
EVP  Legal & Business Affairs/CBS Studios International

Professional Achievement Award

Miguel A. Santana

President and CEO, Fairplex

Community Impact Award

 

CarmelaCastellano-Garcia, Esq.

President and CEO, California Primary Care Association

Community Impact Award

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

82nd Attorney General of the Unites States

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2017

 

Rita Morales
Associate GC & VP/Turner Broadcasting System

Professional Achievement Award


Antonio De Cardenas
for & on behalf of Cacique U.S.A

Latino Entrepreneur Award


Hon. Terry J. Hatter Jr.

Chief Justice Emeritus, US District Court

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award


Zoila D. Escobar
Senior VP & Foundation President/ AltaMed

​Community Impact Award

2016

 

 

Manuel (Manny) A. Abascal
Partner/Latham & Watkins LLP

Professional Achievement Award

The Walt Disney Company – Legal Department
Rey Rodriguez/VP – Business & Legal Affairs

American Dream/Sueño Americano Award

 

Alicia Villarreal, 2016
Principal/Villarreal Law

Legacy Award

2015

 

Dr. Walter L. Sutton Jr.
Associate GC/Walmart Stores Inc.

Professional Achievement Award

 

Sam Fernandez,
Senior V& GC/Los Angeles Dodgers

Professional Achievement Award

 

Staples Inc.
Michael T. Williams, General Counsel

Corporate Diversity Award

 

Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo
Jamie Lichtman, Deputy General Counsel

Corporate Diversity Award

2014

Arthur J. Ochoa
Senior VP & CDO/Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr

Professional Achievement Award

Michael C. Camuñez
President/ManattJones Global Strategies

Professional Achievement Award

 

UnionBank
Leticia Aguilar, EVP & Regional President

Corporate Diversity Award

Val Zavala
VP News & Public Affairs/KCET

Community Impact Award

2013

 

Martha Saucedo
Executive VP/AEG

Professional Achievement Award

 

Hon. Harry Pregerson
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Ruiz Foods Inc.
Fred Ruiz/Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder

Latino Entrepreneur Award

 

Guggenheim Partners
David Korman/Chief Legal Officer

Community Impact Award

2012

Kim M. Rivera
VP, GC & Sec’y/Da Vita Inc.

Professional Achievement Award

Hon. Edith Ramirez
Commissioner/Federal Trade Commission

Professional Achievement Award

 

Edison International
Robert L. Adler/Exec VP & General Counsel

Corporate Diversity Award

Daniel C. Quintero
GC & Corp Secretary/Sony Optiarc America Inc.

Community Impact Award

2011

 

Clarissa Cerda
Senior VP, GC & Sec’y/LifeLock Inc.

Professional Achievement Award

 

Donald G. Alvarado
Senior VP, GC & Sec’y/Smart & Final Inc.

Professional Achievement Award

 

Hon. Carlos R. Moreno
Justice (Ret.), California Supreme Court

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Luis G. Nogales
Founder/Nogales Investors

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2010

 

 

Stephen R. English & Molly Munger
English Munger & Rice/Advancm’t Project

Professional Achievement Award

Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Verizon Wireless
Steve Zipperstein/VP – Legal & External Affairs
Luis Cruz/President – Southern California Region

Corporate Diversity Award

2009

 

 

 

 

J.P. Suarez
Senior VP & GC/Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Professional Achievement Award

 

Cecilia V. Estolano
CEO/Community Redevelopment Agency

Community Impact Award

 

Cástulo de la Rocha
President & CEO/Alta Med Health Services

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2008

 

 

 

Stephen D. Yslas
Corporate VP & GC/Northrop Grumman

Professional Achievement Award

Regina Montoya
CEO/New America Alliance

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

William D. Lansford
Hollywood Writer/Veterans’ Activist

Community Impact Award

2007

 

Patricia Pineda
Group VP/Toyota Motor North America

Professional Achievement Award

 

Tom Unterman
Founder/Rustic Canyon Partners

Professional Achievement Award

 

Roel Campos
Commissioner/Securities Exchange Comm’n

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

Harley Frankel
Executive Director/College Match

Community Impact Award

2006

 

 

Thomas A. Saenz
Counsel to Mayor of Los Angeles

Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Cynthia Anne Telles
Director/UCLA Spanish Spkg Psych Clinic

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Hon. Hilda Solis
Member of Congress

Community Impact Award

2005

 

Elena R. Baca
Chair/Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker

Professional Achievement Award

 

Al Martinez
Columnist/Los Angeles Times

Community Impact Award

 

Antonia Hernandez
President & CEO/Calif. Community Found’n

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

Daniel P. Garcia
Senior VP/Kaiser Family Health Found’n

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2004

 

 

Robert M. Hertzberg
Speaker Emeritus/California Assembly

Professional Achievement Award

Leroy D. Baca
Sheriff/County of Los Angeles

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Daniel D. Villanueva
Founding Partner/SIN Univision

Community Impact Award

2003

 

 

 

Jerry J. Ruiz
Senior Counsel/Wells Fargo Bank

Professional Achievement Award

 

Sonia L. Nazario
Staff Writer/Los Angeles Times

Community Impact Award

 

Vilma S. Martinez
Partner/Munger Tolles & Olson

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2002

Hon. Rocky J. Delgadillo
City Attorney of Los Angeles

Professional Achievement Award

Linda Griego
President/ZapGo Entertainment Group

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Raul Vargas
Exec Director/USC Mex American Programs

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Carmen Zapata
Actress & President/Bilingual Found’n Arts

Community Impact Award

2001

 

 

Hon. Kim Wardlaw
United States Circuit Judge/Ninth Circuit

Professional Achievement Award

 

Maria Elena Durazo
President/HERE Local 11

Community Impact Award

 

Hon. Cruz Reynoso
Justice (Ret.) California Supreme Court

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

2000

 

 

Guy Rounsaville
Co-Founder/Calif Minority Counsel Program

Professional Achievement Award

Andrea Sheridan Ordin
Partner/Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

 

Moctezuma Esparza
Motion Picture & TV Producer

Community Impact Award

1999

 

 

 

Mercedes Marquez
Senior Counsel/U.S. Department of HUD

Professional Achievement Award

 

Eddie & the late Margo Albert
Actors & Benefactors

Community Impact Award

 

Hon. John A. Arguelles

Justice (Ret.), California Supreme Court

Precursor de Justicia/Pioneer for Justice Award

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