Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP congratulates its partner, Kyra E. Andrassy, on her selection as secretary of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California for the 2017-2018 term.
Smiley Wang Ekvall congratulates its partner, Autumn D. Spaeth, on her selection as Program Chair for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a position generally reserved for judges within the Ninth Circuit.
On July 18, 2017, Partners Autumn Spaeth and Robert Marticello served as Speakers for the Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Breakout Session at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference held in San Francisco. Mr. Marticello, Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, spoke on a panel entitled “Judicial Estoppel and Bankruptcy Cases: Inconsistent Positions, Judicial Integrity, and Unfair Advantage.” Ms. Spaeth, Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee and member of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference Executive Committee, moderated a panel entitled “Save Time, Expense, and Trees: How and Why to Make Paperless Trials a Reality for Your Court.”
Smiley Wang-Ekvall congratulates its partner, Robert Marticello, on his selection as a Lawyer Representative for the Central District of California for the 2016-2019 term.
Partner Autumn D. Spaeth served as Co-Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges, Clerks and Lawyer Representatives held in Seattle. March 2017
Partner Autumn D. Spaeth served as Co-Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief District Judges and Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee held in San Diego. February 2017
Partner Autumn D. Spaeth has been selected to serve as the Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee (LRCC) which is composed of the chairperson or co-chairs of each delegation of Lawyer Representatives from all of the Circuit’s fifteen districts. The LRCC acts as a liaison for the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee and participates in the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Chief District Judges Conference and Chief Bankruptcy Judges Conference. Currently the Circuit has 168 Lawyer Representatives. September 2016
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Smiley Wang-Ekvall congratulates its partners, Kyra E. Andrassy, Evan D. Smiley, Autumn D. Spaeth, and Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, on their selection as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers.
On December 1, 2015, the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum honored Lei Lei Wang Ekvall with its prestigious 2015 Hon. Peter M. Elliott Award. The award is given annually to a legal professional who demonstrates substantial knowledge of bankruptcy law, serves as a mentor or educator within the community, possesses the highest level of honesty, and works to enhance and improve access to justice.