October 22, 2019
LA Grand Hotel
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Los Angeles Business Journal will honor the accomplishments and significant role that general counsel plays in the success of a business enterprise and recognize accomplishments of leading attorneys and firms within the Los Angeles business community. Candidates in each category will be recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.
Assistant Dean of Career Development & Co-Director of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence
Pepperdine School of Law
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL NOMINEES
Brandon Braga – The Agency
Cisca Brouwer – Snap Inc.
Bill Chang – Verishop
Jodi Chapin – Revolve
Corinna Cherian – City National Bank
Kate Chilton – Netflix
Ken Choi – Oceanwide Plaza LLC
Carla Christofferson – AECOM
Isaiah Costas – 21 Alpha Group
Hilary Dessouky – Patagonia
Andrew J. Dunbar – Bel Air Investment Advisors
Camilla Eng – LaserAway
Lesley G. Freeman – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Anthony Gin – Upfront Ventures
Erik Graham-Smith – FloQast, Inc.
Dawn Haghighi – PCV Murcor
Ben Howell – Caruso
Robert A. Irwin- Tala
Sooran Rachael Jones – CJ America Inc.
Debra Tilson Lambeck – Psomas
Patricia Laucella – Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Harold Lee – FastPay
John Levy – Optimist Inc.
Dana Hirsch Lipman – YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
Culbert Lu – OnPrem Solutions Provider, LLC
Wendy Mantell – Bird Rides, Inc.
Michael Markunas – B. Riley FBR, Inc.
Stacey McGuire – Pelican Products
Alasdair McMullan – Universal Music Group
Karole Morgan-Prager – BlackLine Systems, Inc.
Joe Moschella – Jukin Media, Inc.
Ara H. Movsessian – Cordoba Corporation
Dan Nabel – Riot Games
Christine Nixon – AIG Consumer
Boone Park – Fair
Shweta P. Patel – Pacific HealthWorks, LLC
Guthrie Paterson – Trace3
Curtis Peele – CareerArc
Anand Pradhan – Lenders.com
A. Joel Richlin – Prime Healthcare Services
Kathryn Richman – Hughes Marino
Oren Rosenthal – L.A. Care Health Plan
Janna B. Sidley – Port of Los Angeles
Mehdi Sinaki – Capna Intellectual, Inc.
Jennifer Stearns – Goldco Direct
Wylie Strout – Laserfiche
Natalie Swanson – Riot Games
Aline Taireh – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Armond Arthur Tatevossian – AECOM
Claudia R. Teran – Fox Sports
Thomas Wehinger – Regent, LP
Adam F. Wergeles – Leaf Group Ltd.
Cesely M. Westmoreland – KIPP SoCal Public Schools
Brian Woram – KB Home
2019 Firm Attorney Nominee:
Inside This Supplement
AB 5 and Independent Contracting in California
As expected, AB 5 has been signed by the governor and enacted into law. AB 5 codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court and implements the so-called “ABC” test that will now be used to determine whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or employee… Read More
Why Going to a Lawyer for Privacy Compliance Advice is a Good Idea
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On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5, which codifies last year’s Supreme Court of California decision establishing a new test to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee… Read More
Ghost Kitchens: A Scary-Good Real Estate Opportunity in California
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Victims Times Two: When Fraudsters Steal Attorneys’ Identities to Cheat the Public
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