SAN DIEGO (June 27, 2011) –Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a California law firm with a national reputation, today announced partner Marie Burke Kenny was recently honored at the 32nd annual Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Awards Luncheon by the YWCA of San Diego County. The luncheon was held Tuesday, June 21, in the Grande Ballroom of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

Kenny, who serves as practice group leader of Luce Forward’s renowned Labor & Employment practice, was one of 34 women recognized at the annual event. The YWCA of San Diego County pioneered the TWIN Awards Luncheon as a recognition program for local companies to acknowledge outstanding female leaders within their organizations.

As Practice Group leader, Kenny’s responsibilities include strategic marketing of the group throughout California, interacting with firm management to ensure the group is profitable, and overseeing performance and professional development of associate attorneys. These responsibilities are in addition to maintaining her own thriving law practice in which Kenny works with employers to develop strategies that will prevent employment claims and provide successful defenses to litigation.

Kenny has also been instrumental in the formation and success of Luce Forward’s Women’s Initiative Program. As a founding member and current co-chair, she has successfully built up the program which is aimed toward fostering business and leadership development of women attorneys within the firm and the profession through education, networking, mentoring and creating a rewarding and meaningful work environment.

Since the inception of the TWIN Awards Luncheon, more than 2,400 women have been honored and approximately $2 million has been raised to support YWCA programs and services that help women, children, and families affected by domestic violence and homelessness in San Diego County. TWIN serves as one of the main fundraisers for the YWCA of San Diego County annually. For more information on supporting the YWCA of San Diego County or on the 2011 TWIN Awards and honorees, please visit www.ywcasandiego.org.

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County, and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.luce.com.

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