Orange County Business Journal

Three Rutan Partners to Troutman Sanders

Jane Yu Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Irvine office of Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders LLP has hired a team of three partners and two associates from Rutan & Tucker LLP’s headquarters in Costa Mesa.

The new partners at Troutman are Larry Cerutti, Susan Stabe and John Bradley.

The additions boost the number of local attorneys at Troutman to more than 30. The firm was ranked No. 33 on last year’s Business Journal list of the largest law firms in Orange County.

Rutan & Tucker was the second-largest firm here, with 140 attorneys.

Troutman’s “strong regional, national and international platform” drew the team, according to Cerutti, who had led Rutan & Tucker’s corporate section.

Troutman has more than 600 lawyers across its 15 offices throughout the U.S. and in China.

Cerutti has a practice focused on financing and acquisition for public and private companies.

Stabe is focused on foreign and domestic trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as enforcement of intellectual property.

Bradley has been engaged in a corporate and securities practice, working with public and private clients in reporting, venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions, among other things.

Rushika Kumararatne and Erin Zaskoda have joined Troutman as associates.