Greene, Ray, Singer

Greene, Ray, Singer

The Orange County/Long Beach region of the Anti-Defamation League named three winners of the 2017 Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award, which will be presented on April 6.

This year’s honorees are Andra Greene, a partner at Irell & Manella LLP in Newport Beach; Michael Ray, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for Western Digital Corp. in Irvine; and Gary Singer, senior vice president and general counsel of RSI Holding LLC in Newport Beach.

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Greene heads her firm’s class-action defense practice group. She previously served as managing partner of the firm's Newport Beach office.

Ray was appointed executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary in 2015. He previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Singer also serves as chair of the Simon Foundation for Education and Housing. He previously was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

The prize is named for Justice Marcus Kaufman, a justice of the California Supreme Court from 1987 until early 1990, and a champion of civil rights. It is given annually to attorneys who have made significant contributions to their communities and to the legal profession, as well as embodying the ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all.”