Nancy M. Pettus appointed vice-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Committee ...


August 27, 1993, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Nancy M. Pettus, vice president-personnel counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Committee in the General Practice Section of the American Bar Association. The General Practice Section represents approximately 14,000 lawyers throughout the nation.

Pettus was appointed to this position for a period of one year beginnning at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in New York City in August 1993 and ending at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in New Orleans in August 1994. The appointment was announced by Wesley P. Hackett, Jr., Chair-Elect of the section.

"Only about one member in fourteen in the General Practice Section rises to leadership in the section," Hackett said. "A Vice-Chair is an active member who desires to serve the membership of the section in publications, programs and advocacy.

"The appointment of Nancy M. Pettus reflects the leadership which she has shown among lawyers at the national level," Hackett continued. "Nancy is an important part of a network of lawyers in many localities and has various areas of legal expertise, which is a benefit, not only to her, but to those with whom she comes in daily contact."

Pettus, a resident of Irvine, received her bachelor of arts degree from California State University at Los Angeles and her juris doctor from Loyola University School of Law. She counsels First American in matters pertaining to all aspects of labor relations, including wrongful discharge, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination, equal employment opportunity, government compliance and welfare benefit plans.

An attorney in First American's national legal department since January 1987, Pettus had previously practiced real estate law and estate planning in Orange County.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1989. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, it offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. National headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California.

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