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Thriving In Their 40’s

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

A skilled business professional – be it an accountant, attorney, banker, real estate expert, health care provider, insurance professional or some other form of trusted advisor – can be one of the key ingredients for any company’s success. Working with an expert who possesses the right skill set can actually help set growth in motion for businesses in virtually any industry.

Demand for such expertise can be competitive. Fortunately, Los Angeles is home to a growing group of such established experts – and the numbers of young people training to become such professionals are up. In our region there is no shortage of excellent advisors, many of whom happen to be in their 40s.

Listed alphabetically in this section, you’ll find some of Los Angeles’ leading professionals in their 40s, along with some insights about their careers, attributes and accomplishments.


Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels

Thriving In Their 40’s
Wade Ackerman- Covington & Burling LLP
Sam Aina- Crowe LLP
Amy Alderfer- Cozen O’Connor
Andrew Apfelberg- Greenberg Glusker LLP
Neeraj Arora- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Michelle A. Avan- Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
James (“Jimmy”) Azadian- Dykema Gossett PLLC
Jessica Babrick- Weinstock Manion
Ryan Barncastle- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jessica Stebbins Bina- Latham & Watkins
Daniel Bir- Polsinelli
Trent Bryson- Bryson Financial
Marshall Camp- Hueston Hennigan LLP
Christopher Casamassima- WilmerHale
Kyndra Casper- DLA Piper
Claire Castles- Jones Day
David Clausen- Northwestern Mutual
Beth Collins- Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Stelian Damu- Moss Adams
Armand Dorian. MD, MMM, FACEP- Keck School of Medicine USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Bonique Edwards- Kaleidoscope Consulting Group
Christopher Edwards- The Third Floor
Theane Evangelis- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Brandon Ferrera- Fifth Third Bank
Tanya Forsheit- Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Tracey Freed- Freed Law, P.C.
Jeanne Fugate- King & Spalding
Robert Garcia- Gursey Schneider LLP
Michael Geibelson- Robins Kaplan LLP
Ross Gerber- Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment
Seth Gerber- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Julie Gerchik- Glaser Weil
Magaly Gomez- Vaco
Michael Good- CohnReznick
Stuart Graiwer- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Demetria Graves- The Graves Law Firm
Brian Gray- Gursey Schneider LLP
Eric Gurna- LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Programs
Brandy Han- City National Bank
Brian Hegarty- Marsh & McLennan Agency
Brad Herrema- Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Sonnet Hui- Project Management Advisors Inc.
Kash Hussain- CohnReznick
Sachin H. Jain- SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan
Grace Kangdani- Bank of America
Nikki Katz- Bank of America
Danilo Kawasaki- Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management
Mehdi Khodadad- Sidley Austin LLP
Jason Kim- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Ann Kono- Leda Advisory Group
Jason Krein- RSM US LLP
Holly Lake- DLA Piper
Brad Larsen- Bank of America Private Bank
Susan Leader- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Joseph Lee- The Elifant Group
Aaron Lewis- Covington & Burling LLP
Jay-Jay Lord- Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
Emily Loupee- Gallagher
Christopher Lovrien- Jones Day
Ilyn Mallari- The Accountancy, LLP
Brian R. Michael- King & Spalding
Nicole Mihalka- JLL
Alissa Miller- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Edward Moyzes- Strategic View Advisors
Satpal Nagpal- Green Hasson Janks
Candice Nakagawa- The Private Bank at Union Bank
David Nemecek- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Shane Nix- Venable LLP
Mauricio Olaiz- Lee & Associates Pasadena, Inc.
Michael Ormonde- Wells Fargo
Keith Orso- Irell & Manella LLP
Matt Oster- Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
David Passman- The Passman Group
Elisa Paster- Glaser Weil
Anant Patel- Green Hasson Janks
Anu Rao- JLL
Smitha Ravipudi- Keck Medicine of USC
Jennifer Richards- Crowe LLP
Karl Seitz- CBIZ & MHM
Sabrina Shadi- BakerHostetler
Michael Sharon- illi Commercial Real Estate
Jing Shen- CBIZ & MHM
Nicole Janigian Simonian- Crowell & Moring LLP
Greg Skalaski- Shawmut Design and Construction
Alfred Smith- Nossaman
Michelle Sullivan, PT, DPT- USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Jalal Taby- Comerica Bank
Ellisen Turner- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
James Verzino- Northwestern Mutual
Emily Burkhardt Vicente- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Andrew Walsh- Hueston Hennigan LLP
Dr. Hal Weitzbuch- Calabasas Dermatology Center
Laura Whelan- Savills
Benjamin White- BDO USA, LLP
Darcy Wilson-Jones- RSM US LLP

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