MANAGING PARTNER, RUTAN & TUCKER
WHY: Named Southern California “Super Lawyer”; Best Lawyers in America, 2021; has litigated cases in state, federal and bankruptcy courts and counseled clients for almost four decades. Leads one of largest law firms in OC.
RECENT: Named MP in March; overseeing firm’s HQ move to The Boardwalk in Irvine from Costa Mesa; also has offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Wants to boost professional development for younger lawyers at the firm.
QUOTABLE: First task as managing partner was “protecting the results of the good work other people have done in the past.”