Business Law

Business Law News 2016, ISSUE 4

Ann Yvonne Walker Receives Business Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Moore

Ann Yvonne Walker

We announce with pleasure that Ann Yvonne Walker will receive the Business Law Section’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given each year to a "member of the State Bar who over an extended period has made significant contributions to the Section or to business law generally in the State of California and who has achieved high status in the legal community." The LAA will be presented to Ann at the Annual Business Law Section Breakfast at the State Bar of California’s 89th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

Ann is a retired partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), where she helped shape the statute and rule-driven world of corporate securities law, provided expert guidance to public companies on SEC rules and disclosure obligations, and educated future generations of securities lawyers for nearly 35 years. Her service with the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association (ABA) began in earnest in the early 1990s and gave her the opportunity to contribute her talents on a voluntary basis to these statewide and national organizations. And, lest we forget the arts, she plays violin with Redwood Symphony, sings choral music with Silicon Valley-based Schola Cantorum, and serves on the nonprofit Board of Directors of three San Francisco Bay Area musical performing groups. Leading securities law practitioner, gracious scholar and music aficionada – Ann continues to give back to the profession and the community in many and varied ways.

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