Managing Partner, Rutan & Tucker

WHY: Leads second-largest OC law firm: 260 employees, 140 attorneys. Also admitted to New York, Massachusetts Bars. Co-chairs banking and finance group; partner, real estate and corporate and tax sections.

RECENT: Closed gap between two giants jockeying locally with slight uptick in OC attorneys.

NOTABLE: Firm clients include Integral Communities, LuLaRoe, K&N Engineering, Primoris. Firm moving HQ from Costa Mesa to Irvine’s Boardwalk office development.