Sungaila Featured in OC Lawyer as OCWLA 2017 Attorney of the Year

01/31/2018

Orange County Lawyer featured Haynes and Boone Partner M.C. Sungaila in a profile stemming from her being named the Orange County Women Lawyers’ Association’s 2017 Attorney of the Year.

The story, “Mary-Christine Sungaila: Lawyer, Leader, Humanitarian,” began:

Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila, appellate partner in Haynes and Boone’s Orange County office, OCBA Board Member and Orange County Women Lawyers’ Association’s 2017 Attorney of the Year, is one of those rare attorneys who has earned the widespread respect and admiration of the judiciary, colleagues, clients and the wider community. She exemplifies the kind of servant leadership once referred to by Albert Einstein: “Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.” ...

The story also notes Sungaila’s many awards, in particular the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations in 2017 for her combined professional achievements and humanitarian and pro bono work:

Indeed. M.C. noted that of all the awards she has received, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor has meant the most to her. In her words, “the award recognizes the professional and humanitarian contributions of immigrants and families of immigrants to this country, honorees include seven U.S. Presidents and well-known figures from business, the arts, science, politics – and every once in a while, a lawyer.” ...

To read the full Orange County Lawyer article, click here.

Litigation Commentary & Review also reported on Sungaila’s Attorney of the Year award:

California Fellow M.C. Sungaila of Haynes and Boone, LLP's Orange County office, was named Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. She received the award at the 42nd Annual OCWLA Gala.

The award recognizes Sungaila’s professional accomplishments, lifelong dedication to securing important rights for women and girls nationally and internationally, and commitment to community service and pro bono work. ...

To read the full Litigation Commentary & Review article, click here.