Los Angeles – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Maria A. Audero, a partner in the firm’s Employment Law practice, has been appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Audero succeeds former Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Wistrich.
The Central District of California includes the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and serves almost 20 million people – nearly half the population of the State of California.
Judge Audero has spent more than 14 years at Paul Hastings, where she litigated state and federal wage-and-hour nationwide class and collective actions, discrimination and pay equity cases, equal employment opportunity cases, and government contract affirmative action matters.
Judge Audero has served on the Boards of Directors of several organizations, including the Inner City Law Center, the National Employment Law Council, the Employment Round Table of Southern California, and the Southern California Advisory Board of the Women in Law Enforcement Forum. She also has held leadership positions in various bar associations and was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown as Commissioner of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
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