2007 Archive

Boalt Women Alumni Honored at ABA's First Annual DirectWomen Awards Lunch

Boalt Women Alumni Honored at ABA's First Annual DirectWomen Awards Lunch
Maryellen Herringer '68 and Ann Marie Tallman '89 are among the honorees to be recognized at the American Bar Association's First DirectWomen Awards Luncheon in New York on March 30.

A program of the ABA, ABA Section of Business Law, and Catalyst, Inc., DirectWomen is designed to identify, develop, and support a select group of accomplished women attorneys in order to provide qualified directors needed by the boards of U.S. companies. The awards luncheon will pay tribute to 13 women attorneys currently serving as corporate directors and the companies on whose boards they serve.

Herringer, a former corporate partner at Morrison & Foerster and general counsel of the San Francisco-based Transamerica Corporation, has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since October 2005. She held various executive positions at APL Limited, a shipping and rail transportation company, from 1991 until it was acquired by Neptune Orient Lines in December 1997, serving most recently as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary. She also is a director of Golden West Financial Corporation, its subsidiary World Savings and Loan Association, and ABM Industries Incorporated.

Tallman joined the JC Penney Board of Directors in 2006. A financial services expert, Tallman served as senior vice president of the mortgage lending giant Fannie Mae, and was president and chief executive officer of the Fannie Mae Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw five offices and a $400 million endowment. Active in the Latino community for more than 20 years, Tallman recently served as president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). She is a founder and partner of Tallman Homes, LLC, a residential custom homebuilding company in the Midwest.