Firm Names Managing Partner

Firm Names Managing Partner
Ernie Ocampo

Entertainment and media transaction attorney Ernie Ocampo is the new managing partner of Reed Smith LLP’s office in Century City.

He succeeds Cisca Mok, who has returned full-time to her white-collar practice after leading the office for seven years. Ocampo, who assumed the title in April, has worked for Reed Smith in Century City for more than 17 years and witnessed two renovations there — the most recent being completed in February.

“It is particularly exciting to step into a new role after the recent completion of a renovated and completely re-imagined office space,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to build our presence here by drawing the community into this beautiful new environment in innovative ways.”

Ocampo spoke enthusiastically about the renovated office, boasting that it had already hosted a variety of events for clients this year as well as socials for the attorneys there. He said he hopes its potential will incentivize more attorneys to return to work at the office and lure new associates and partners to apply.

“We reopened much later than other offices,” he said. “We’re still making a push to get people back into the office, and with such a great space I think I’m well positioned to make the space somewhere where people want to work.”

Ocampo remains involved in a variety of local organizations, including service as a board member for the Philippine American Bar Association, USC’s Asian Pacific Alumni Association and Filipinos in Institutional Real Estate. He is also outside counsel on a pro bono basis for Involve Pilipino Americans.

“Ernie’s enthusiasm, energy and ideas will make him a great office leader,” said Doug Cameron, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Americas operation. “He will quickly find new ways for those in the office and within the community to connect with one another and make a positive impact in the Southern California legal market.” Reed Smith was founded in Pittsburgh.

A member of Reed Smith’s Asian American Affinity Group, Ocampo said he aims to merge his work responsibilities with his outside involvement, hosting events for his professional groups and inviting law school students to visit the location.

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