lawyersHLSA-OC Virtual Panel: COVID and the Law of Getting Back to Business

The Orange County chapter of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) invites you to join us for a virtual panel discussion about the various legal aspects of operating businesses in the COVID era, including employment, contractual, tort liability, and corporate governance issues raised by the pandemic.

Friday, June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Via Zoom - login information will be provided to those who RSVP


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Our HLS alumni panelists will include Maria Stearns ’02, Chair of Rutan & Tucker’s Employment Practice; Eva Davis ’90, Co-Chair of Winston & Strawn’s Private Equity practice; and Richard Schwarzstein ’59, international corporate attorney.

CLE credit will generously be provided by Winston & Strawn.

Cost: This event is free but registration is required.  Please click here or the RSVP button below to RSVP.  Zoom login information will be provided to those who RSVP.
Questions? Please email Josh Robbins at

Panelist Information

Richard J. Schwarzstein ’59 is the founder of a Newport Beach, California law firm, providing counsel to domestic and international businesses and nonprofit organizations. Addressing legal challenges in a wide variety of business law areas, services include drafting agreements, preparing leases, protecting manufacturers against infringement of technology and IP, facilitating commercial transactions for corporations and limited liability companies, and consistently providing thorough and efficient services that best suit the needs of clients.

Maria Stearns '02 represents local and national employers doing business in California. They seek her counsel on employment litigation and transactional matters, with particular expertise in the healthcare, restaurant, manufacturing and apparel industries. Maria’s creative strategies in efficiently and effectively resolving matters have been recognized by the Daily Journal in its inclusion of Maria in the prestigious list of California’s ‘Top Women Lawyers’ and ‘Top Employment Lawyers.’ Maria is a past president and founding Board member of the HLS Women's Alliance.

Eva Davis '90 is a “savvy dealmaker” who is consistently named a top California lawyer by national and regional publications. With over 20 years of experience, Eva works with some of the most active private equity funds in the country and provides “astute commercial advice” alongside her strategic M&A counseling when negotiating on behalf of U.S. and global public and private companies, boards of directors, and private equity funds involving their most significant transactional matters. Eva is the managing partner of Winston’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


12:00PM - 1:00PM Fri 5 Jun 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Online via Zoom (details sent after registration)

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