Name: Ashley Vernick
Place of Work: Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Fun Fact About Me: I've hiked to Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft!) and volunteered for a month at an animal rescue center in Africa (ping me for some pics of me with lion cubs, elephants, cheetahs, and more!)
Philanthropic Interests: Animal welfare and awareness (involved in Elephant Cooperation) and mentoring women and young attorneys (at my firm, through law school, and other bar organizations).
Recent Professional Accomplishment: Selected as Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers and up for election to partnership (fingers crossed!) this year!
Favorite part about OCWLA: Collaborating with like-minded and like-hearted professional women!
Anything else you would like OCWLA Members to know about you: Though born and raised in OC, I spent 9 years in Chicago, which included law school and 6 years in practice (Jenner & Block). So while my bar number may start with a 3, I am of an older vintage (practicing over 10 years now!) and looking to get more involved in networking opportunities here in OC, especially OCWLA. Would love to meet up in person to get to know more of you better--be ready for me to suggest a "walk," I am an outdoorsman at heart!