M.C. Sungaila in the Daily Journal: New Magistrate Judge Appointed to Central District


Karen L. Stevenson has been appointed magistrate judge in California's Central District, Western Division in Los Angeles, the court announced Monday... She succeeds retired Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle.

Mary-Christine Sungaila, appellate partner at Haynes and Boone LLP in Costa Mesa, recalled Stevenson's reenactment of a U.S. Supreme Court argument at Stanford Law School in 2002 before a panel that included then-U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

"Karen knocked it out of the park at argument," Sungaila said. "Even then as a new associate she knew how to gather the right team for the task, focus her intellect, and deliver in spades; she is unfailingly gracious but firm, superbly organized, and a terrific team-builder.

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