Hanson Bridgett Adds Three Attorneys in Los Angeles, Continuing Southern California Expansion

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June 2, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, a preeminent law firm for all of California, announced today it has welcomed three attorneys across diverse practice areas in Los Angeles, underscoring its continued focus on growing a significant Southern California presence. Partner Alfonso Estrada has joined the Labor & Employment practice; Partner Margaret Ng; has joined the Family Wealth and Tax practices, and Associate Jessilyn Ho is the newest member of the firm’s Government practice. Their addition brings the number of attorneys in Los Angeles to 18.

“Alfonso, Margaret and Jessilyn are immensely talented attorneys. I’m confident they will make substantial contributions to our Los Angeles office, their practice groups and to the firm as a whole,” said Partner Raffi Zerounian, who serves as Los Angeles Market Leader. “In recent years we’ve spent considerable time identifying first-rate attorneys in Southern California who align with our firm’s distinct culture, vision, and focus on client service, and who will help us to better contribute to our communities while adding depth to our practice platform. We’re delighted to welcome our three new colleagues on board.”

Estrada brings to the firm a unique background and skillset in regulatory enforcement and white-collar defense, while Ng has deep expertise advising high net-worth clients in estate and tax matters. Ho represents local governments and public agencies in transactional and advisory matters.

"It's a privilege to join Hanson Bridgett and start this next chapter of my career at a firm so committed to diversity and social justice," said Estrada. "Expanding our practice in Southern California is an opportunity I’m excited about.”

"I echo that and am thrilled to be part of a firm that is actively and meaningfully growing to represent clients throughout California," Ng added. "Hanson Bridgett’s inclusive culture, and the thoughtful and deliberate way in which it has been cultivated, was a big draw for me. I believe diverse viewpoints lead to creative legal solutions, to the benefit of everyone the firm serves."

Hanson Bridgett established its L.A. office in 2014, marking its fifth location and the first outside of Northern California. The firm’s goal of bringing its wide breadth of legal expertise and hands-on client service to clients throughout Southern California has led to consecutive years of record growth. In 2021, Hanson Bridgett exceeded its revenue expectations and rose to #188 on the Am Law 200, The American Lawyer’s annual ranking of U.S. firms by gross revenue. The firm moved onto the list for the first time in 2020, at #192.

"Hanson Bridgett’s strategic expansion into the Southern California market has been both organic and intentional. It reflects the firm’s years-long effort to build a forward-thinking, ‘people-first’ firm while upholding our core values, superior client service, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and fostering a friendly and agile work environment that meets the unique needs of every team member,” said Managing Partner Kristina Lawson, who stepped into the leadership role in January 2021. "Going forward we will continue to focus on attracting and retaining lateral attorneys who not only demonstrate legal prowess, but whose diverse talents, perspectives and ideas further our standing as a firm for all of California."

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett is a multidisciplinary law firm with 190 attorneys throughout the state. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals which we serve in transactions around the world. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, charitable giving, pro bono legal work, and hands-on service.

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