Leaders of Influence 2022: Thriving in Their 40s


Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

A 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 a selection of Los Angeles’ leading professionals in their 40s, along with some insights about their careers, attributes and accomplishments.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.

Alexis Alonzo – Holland & Knight LLP
Shiva Aminian – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Santiago Arana – The Agency
Jessica Babrick – Weinstock Manion
Eric Bakewell – Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Tom Barry – GHJ
Matthew Benedetto – WilmerHale
Brian J. Bergman – BDG Law Group
Jamie Brooks – CBRE
Leo Burrola – Boutique Recruiting
Erika Canchola – Ramo Law PC
Amy Churan – Robins Kaplan LLP
Lara Compton – Mintz
Aaron Craig – King & Spalding
Malcolm Davies – WAY Capital
Renee Delphin-Rodriguez – Crowell & Moring LLP
Rodney S. Diggs – Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Aaron Estrada – Horowitz Agency
David Farkas – DLA Piper
George C. Fatheree III – Sidley Austin LLP
Ashley Fickel – Dykema Gossett
Rachel Fiset – Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP
Jonathan Fitzgarrald – Equinox Strategy Partners
Chad Fitzgerald – Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley, LLP
Sasha Frid – Miller Barondess, LLP
Sean Fulp – Colliers
Thomas Giordano-Lascari – Karlin & Peebles, LLP
Michelle Graci – The Beverly Hills Estates
Jon Grauman – The Agency
Alex Grigorians – Hanson Bridgett LLP
Bradley Hamburger – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jane Hinton – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Helen Hwang – Covington & Burling LLP
Matthew Jann – Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Mack Jenkins – Central District of California
Mollie Kaiser – Strategic View Advisors
Scott Layfield – DLA Piper
Roger Lee – Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Allison Libeu – Hueston Hennigan LLP
Glen Mastroberte – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Diane McGimsey – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jennifer Meeker – Nossaman
Marisol Morl – Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Michael Nourmand – Nourmand & Associates
Keith Orso – Irell & Manella LLP
Adam Paris – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Andy Park – EY
Jeff Parker – Boutique Recruiting
Christopher Passmore – Withum
Olga Petean – Rhodium Compliance & Accounting LLC
Zev Raben – Ramo Law PC
Christy V. Rayburn – Hueston Hennigan LLP
Will Reed – Shegerian & Associates
Jason Reese – Vedder Price
Ariel Robinson – Holland & Knight LLP
Jonathan Sandler – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Joshua Schneiderman – Snell & Wilmer
Akash Sehgal – GHJ
Karl Seitz – CBIZ & MHM
Ali Shams – Shawmut Design and Construction
Jing Shen – CBIZ & MHM
Rasha Gerges Shields – Jones Day
Jonathan Shin – King & Spalding
Michael Shipley – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Amnon Siegel – Miller Barondess, LLP
Ashley M. Silberfeld – Blank Rome LLP
Katherine Smith – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Lou Sokolovskiy – OPUS Connect
Helena Song – BPM LLP
Al Stemp – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Zack Streit – WAY Capital
Peter Stris – Stris & Maher LLP
David A. Thomas – Blank Rome LLP
Shawn Thomas – Sanders Roberts LLP
Dan Timmons – Bank of America
Kenneth Trujillio-Jamison – Willenken LLP
James Verzino – Northwestern Mutual
Michael Waxberg – Fortify Capital Hassan Webb – Bank of AmericaNichol Whiteman – Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Trevor Wright – The Beverly Hills Estates
Kathy Wunderli – Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
John Yeressian – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Alexandrea Young – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jason Yu – Snell & Wilmer
Jeanine Zaldeundo – Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP
Annita Zhong – Irell & Manella LLP