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C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award
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At the May 8, 2014 Annual Dinner, we presented the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award to Holly Amaya.

Holly Amaya
2014 Holly Amaya

Before launching her own practice, Amaya Law APC, Holly was the sole legal counsel for global inventory management company WIS International, which employs from 13,000 to 18,000 people annually in 220 offices in eight countries. As the company's general counsel, she reviewed and drafted contracts, service agreements and requests for proposals, defended the company against litigation and administrative agency investigations and complaints; resolved transactional matters arising from inventory operations, IP developments, and internal policies; and managed outside counsel in individual and class-action labor and employment suits, and general business litigation and workers' compensation matters.

Holly's leadership in local professional organizations reflects her strong commitment to advancing the status of women in the law. She has served on Lawyers Club's Balance Committee, most recently as co-chair, organizing such programs as the Annual Balance Symposium, the Take Your Child To Work Luncheon, and Dine Arounds.  Holly's passion for pro bono work and community service is longstanding, and she works to represent individuals seeking asylum the the U.S. through Casa Cornelia Law Center, she spearheaded Food From the Bar San Diego to raise funds to feed needy San Diegans. She volunteers with her church and is a Big Sister. She sits on the board for Indiana University Alumni Association, her alma mater.
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