SGG is comprised of 18 attorneys and a team of experienced paralegals and administrative staff who are devoted to producing excellent work product and client service. Below is a Q&A with Diana Lowe, SGG’s Office Administrator.
Question: What is your educational and professional background?
Answer: I have worked in the legal field for over 25 years in the areas of workers’ compensation, civil litigation, insurance defense and most recently immigration. I obtained my paralegal certification from California State University, Los Angeles and Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2003. In 2013 while working full-time, I graduated with honors from CSUN with a Master’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on rhetoric and intercultural studies. Prior to coming to SGG I worked as an Office Manager for 13 years for AIG staff counsel in Los Angeles, overseeing and assisting with management duties for their west coast offices. Aside from achieving my Master’s degree, one of my proudest moments was being recognized by my peers as a nominee in 2014 for AIG’s prestigious Outstanding Women’s Award for my personal and professional achievements.
Question: How long have you been working at SGG?
Answer: Almost two years. I began working at SGG in February 2016.
Question: Why do you like working at SGG?
Answer: The environment here is professional, yet fun. I enjoy the people I work with and greatly appreciate the opportunity to utilize my learned skills to the fullest. Because of the firm’s diversity, I continue to learn at SGG through interactions with people of different backgrounds. My professional development is enhanced through continuous opportunities to learn from people with different professional and life experiences.
Question: What makes SGG a unique and special firm?
Answer: SGG is unique in that it offers the ability to be heard. Everyone at this firm has a voice. As a part of the SGG team, you know that your input and contribution has the potential to make a lasting impression. I fundamentally believe in giving back and unlike many other firms, SGG is committed to helping others less fortunate through its extensive pro bono work. Additionally, I respect the firm’s profound appreciation for supporting its clients in their native languages by employing staff who represent various traditions and ethnic cultures.