June 2014 • Vol. 34 No. 6 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Linda L. Curtis Will Be Installed as Next LACBA President at June 26 Installation Dinner

Evening includes presentation of Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award to Edith R. Matthai.

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Linda L. Curtis will be installed as LACBA’s 2014-15 president on June 26 during a dinner program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing outgoing and incoming LACBA officers and trustees, the event also marks the installation of Devon Myers as 2014-15 Barristers president.

The evening includes the presentation of the following awards:

Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award:
Edith R. Matthai 

Samuel L. Williams Outstanding Trustee Award:
Duncan W. Crabtree-Ireland

Matthew S. Rae Jr. Outstanding Section Leader Award:
Edward J. Horowitz

Patricia Phillips Outstanding Committee Service Award:
Gretchen M. Nelson

Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Awards:
Bianca A. Poindexter and Nicole T. Harnett, AIDS Legal Services Project
Melanie D. Phillips, Domestic Violence Project
Leticia Starr, Immigration Legal Assistance Project
Michael I. Zweibel, Center for Civic Mediation

Incoming President Linda L. Curtis. Linda L. Curtis is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Global Finance, Business Restructuring and Reorganization, and Corporate Transactions practice groups. Her practice focuses on all aspects of corporate finance, including leveraged financings, with a specific focus in recent years on acquisition financings. She also represents clients in debt capital markets transactions and other secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine, and subordinated financings, and has experience in securitization transactions, debt restructurings, and workouts. Her clients include private equity firms, commercial lending institutions, and public and private companies in a variety of industries.

In addition to serving in officer positions and as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, she has chaired LACBA’s Business and Corporations Law Section Executive Committee and LACBA’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, and has chaired or participated on numerous board and ad hoc committees.

Ms. Curtis has been selected for a number of years by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance for its Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business directories, and as one of Southern California's "Super Lawyers" by Law and Politics and Los Angeles magazines. She was recognized in the 2014 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Banking and Finance Law. Most recently, she was named to the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars list, which features an “elite group of standout attorneys” identified by corporate counsel as those who provide “the absolute best client service.”

In 1987, Ms. Curtis received a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Business School. Prior to her graduate work, she received a Bachelor of Arts in jurisprudence from Oxford University and an A.B. in public affairs/economics from Princeton University.

Dinner information. The June 26 dinner takes place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles, with a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 p.m., and after-party to follow. To register for the dinner, please click here. 


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