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We would like to congratulate the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown who was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, and 60 other scholars, the academy is both an honorary society and an independent research center. Academy members include individuals such as Professor Anita Hill, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Judge McKeown serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before serving as a judge, she was an accomplished attorney and the first female partner of the law firm of Perkins Coie. She serves on the advisory board for Lawyers Club, and actively contributes her time to local bar organizations. Thank you Judge McKeown for your continued contribution to the advancement of women.
Elvira Cortez practices business and commercial litigation and employment defense at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP and is the 2019-2020 president of Lawyers Club.