Donna Melby is a nationally recognized business jury trial lawyer who co-chairs the Employment Law practice in Los Angeles and is chair of Global Diversity and Paul Hastings Women's Initiative. Paul Hastings' employment law practice was named Labor 8 Employment Litigation Firm of the Year 2010 by The American Lawyer. Melby has successfully tried multiple jury cases to conclusion in the state and federal courts and has successfully litigated international and domestic arbitrations across the United States and abroad. She has been invited to fellowship to America's top trial lawyer organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to the top one percent of trial lawyers in the country, the American Board of Trial Advocates, where she served as National President, and the International Society of Barristers, which limits membership to the 500 of most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States.
Linda Taix-Paccone is the founder and owner of Extreme Boot Camp, one of the first group outdoor fitness programs in the country. She is also the founder and owner of Taix Workout Studio, an exclusive indoor exercise studio located in La Canada, California where her staff has trained athletes, professionals, youth athletes and hundreds of members during the past 10 years. Taix-Paccone earned her Associates of Arts Degree from Glendale Community College. During her time at the college, Ms. Taix distinguished herself in many ways. She competed with the Vaquero Track and Field Team, was crowned Homecoming Queen, and received the college's prestigious Woman of Distinction award.