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Vanessa Hill and Susan Van Norman Named Silicon Valley Admin Award Finalists

The Silicon Valley Admin Awards has named Vanessa Hill and Susan Van Norman as finalists in two award categories.

Established in 2012, the Admin Awards is a unique program that publicly recognizes the invaluable contributions of Administrative Professionals. Silicon Valley administrative professionals compete in various award categories, which are reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel of judges that selects the finalists and, ultimately, the winners in each category.

Hill is a finalist in the Leadership Award category, which recognizes the administrative professional who leads others (formally or informally), demonstrates a variety of leadership qualities, and empowers fellow employees and their organization to succeed.

Van Norman has been selected for the Achiever Award, which is given to the administrative professional with a reputation for achieving a significant project that had a company-wide impact or day-in, day-out achievement of tasks and projects.

Hill began her McManis Faulkner career nearly 12 years ago, spending the last nine years as the firm’s marketing coordinator. She oversees and implements the firm’s marketing programs and serves as the event coordinator for all firm events. Additionally, Hill is responsible for the firm’s social media presence and manages the firm’s website. Hill works with the firm’s attorneys to keep them abreast of trends and strategies in legal marketing to best position them and the firm. She leads the Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Silicon Valley City Group and sits on the LMA Bay Area Local Steering Committee.

Van Norman has been an invaluable part of the firm’s civil and business litigation teams for nearly 8 years.  With over 30 years of experience as a legal assistant in both state and federal courts, Susan is skilled at handling complex and high profile legal matters in a variety of practice areas.  She is involved in all aspects of litigation, from opening a file to trial, and she advises clients with regard to the status of their case and helps them understand the litigation process. In addition, Susan is recognized for her integral role as lead legal assistant on the trial team that obtained a landmark decision in Ibrahim v. Homeland Security – the first ever successful challenge to the No-Fly List.