M.C. is a partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP, where her appellate practice focuses on cases raising cutting-edge toxic tort issues. She has received multiple awards and recognition for her work, including listings in the Best Lawyers of America (2010), the Top 50 Southern California Female Super Lawyers (2008 through 2010), and California's Top 75 women litigators by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals.
M.C. has gained national prominence as a gender equality expert, as she has worked to secure important rights for women and girls internationally, nationally and throughout California. She has served as pro bono counsel of record, or consulted on, more than 17 women's and civil rights cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Inter-American Commission, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. M.C. is also the board president for Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization that engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
A complete listing of all award recipients will be posted after Convention.