• Best Legal Department” in 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.)
  • Top In-House Counsel in California (feature-profile, Daily Journal)
  • Everyday Hero award (Orange County Women Lawyers Assoc.)
  • Top Attorney in Orange County (profiled, OC Metro)
  • Most Innovative Legal Department (Inside Counsel)
  • Professional Excellence Award
  • Volunteer of the Year - Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Corporate Partner (for volunteerism) - O.C. Bar Assoc.
  • Legal Visionary - featured as a chapter-profile in a book
  • Super Lawyer (feature-profiled, Super Lawyer)
  • Community Service Coins from two O.C. Police Depts.

"The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." – Patrick Henry

Speaking, Articles & Media

Michael L. Baroni

General Counsel to premiere companies


President - Orange County Bar Association

General Counsel​​ - Palace Entertainment

​Board - Constitutional Rights Foundation

Exec​utive Board of Trustees - World Affairs Council

Board - California Attractions & Parks Assoc.

Professional Recognition

  • Speaking - several dozen engagements around the world, from Tahiti to Sicily.  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.