Christine Peek, a partner with McManis Faulkner, has been honored by the YWCA Silicon Valley with a 2015 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, one of the most prestigious awards given by local and regional YWCAs nationwide.
Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the TWIN Award program honors the outstanding achievements of women who have demonstrated excellence in business leadership positions and pays tribute to the companies where they work. Peek joins a group of honorees selected from Silicon Valley technology, legal, communications, non-profit, and healthcare organizations.
“Christine’s work in support of marriage equality, and against police brutality and the erosion of our civil liberties post 9/11, serves the YWCA’s goals of empowering women, children and families, and eliminating racism, hatred and prejudice. We are honored by her selection as a TWIN Award recipient, and hope that the recognition will inspire other professionals to take on leadership roles,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner.
In her practice, Peek focuses on business and constitutional litigation in trial and appellate courts. She is known within the firm for taking on some of the most challenging issues, preparing meticulously, and engineering winning strategies. A CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Peek also takes care to keep current on emerging trends in privacy law.
An active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), Peek is currently a member of the High Technology Section. She also recently served as a member of Santa Clara Law School’s Advisory Committee on the Future of Law Career Opportunities. Named a “Top Woman Attorney” by Northern California SuperLawyers in 2013, Peek has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the publication from 2009-2014. She received her J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law (2004) and her B.A. from San Jose State University (2000).