• Best Legal Departmentin the USA 

            (cover-feature, Corporate Counsel)

  • General Counsel of the Year(Orange County Business Journal)
  • Value Champion Award (Assoc. of Corporate Counsel, worldwide)
  • First Chair Award(Top General Counsel in the U.S.A.)
  • O.C. Board of Supervisors - Certificates of Recognition
  • Top In-HouseCounsel in California (feature-profile, Daily Journal)
  • Everyday Hero award (Orange County Women Lawyers Assoc.)
  • Top Attorneyin Orange County (profiled, OC Metro)
  • Most Innovative Legal Department (Inside Counsel)
  • Professional ExcellenceAward
  • Corporate Partner (for volunteerism) - O.C. Bar Assoc.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Constitutional Rights Foundation 
  • Legal Visionary - featured as a chapter-profile in a book
  • Police Department Community Service Coins - Irvine, Anaheim and Huntington Beach.
  • Super Lawyer (feature-profiled, Super Lawyer)
  • State Assembly, California - Certificate of Recognition for my work on Constitution Day


>World Affairs Council​ - Executive Board of Trustees  

    & Chair, Student Education / Academic WorldQuest

>Center for Law & Military Policy - Advisory Board

>California Attractions & Parks Assoc. - Board

>Orange County Bar Association - Past-President & Past-  

    President of its Charitable Fund

Professional Recognition

  • ​​​Speaking - several dozen engagements around the world, from Tahiti to Sicily, Iceland to Thailand.  A wide swath of legal topics, including entertainment and sports, diversity, discrimination, substance abuse, Constitutional issues, ethics, product liability, social media, racial bias in jury trials, books and screenplays, warnings signs and instructions, false & deceptive advertising, privacy.
  • Articles - published 100+ including several with The New York Times, and National Law Journal.  Broad range of topics include sexual harassment, "invasion of the drones," offensive trademarks, spying on employees,  and "made in USA."
  • Radio - guest on dozens of shows across the county.

Speaking, Articles & Media

Michael L. Baroni