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Thursday, February 11, 2010


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Sheppard Mullin Elevates Five Local Attorneys to Partner


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP yesterday announced that it has elevated 10 of its attorneys to partner, including Alfred Fraijo Jr., Bethany Hengsbach, Brent E. Horstman, Charbel Lahoud and Scott R. Sveslosky from the downtown Los Angeles office.

Firm Chairman Guy N. Halgren praised the new partners as “an accomplished group” with a “wealth of knowledge and experience,” who had “distinguished themselves through their achievements, as well as their commitment to maintaining the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and its dedication to clients.”

Fraijo is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use, Natural Resources and Environmental practice group and focuses his practice on negotiating and securing land use entitlements for complex housing and mixed use development projects, the firm said.

A 2002 graduate of Loyola Law School, Fraijo was admitted to practice that same year. He earned his undergraduate degrees, with honors, from Harvard University in 1999.

Hengsbach belongs to the Government Contracts and Regulated Industries practice group and specializes in commercial litigation and government contracts, with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, contractual disputes, and class actions, the firm said.

She earned her law degree from DePaul University in 1997 and her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois in 1994. Hengsbach was admitted to the State Bar in 2006.

 Horstman works with the firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group and specializes in commercial law, with a primary focus on complex financial transactions, representing both lenders and borrowers in syndicated and single lender credit facilities, including both cash flow and asset-based financing, the firm said.

He was admitted to practice in 2002 after receiving his law degree from Columbia University in 2001 and his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1998.

Lahoud is part of the firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group and specializes in commercial law and focuses his practice on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of financial transactions, the firm said.

He graduated cum laude from UCLA in 1997 and Order of the Coif from USC Law School in 2001. Lahoud gained admission to the State Bar that year.

Sveslosky is a member of the Business Trial practice group and his practice involves numerous aspects of business, antitrust, professional liability, banking, products liability, trade secret, toxic tort and insurance litigation matters, the firm said.

He received his undergraduate degree from USC in 1998 and his law degree from the same school in 2001, when he was also admitted to the State Bar.


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