Melissa Pastrana '01 Promoted to Partner at Mayer Brown

Melissa Pastrana was promoted to partner at Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office. Ms. Pastrana is an experienced litigator who has managed a broad array of complex civil litigation, with a focus on insurance-related matters. She also has successfully litigated breach of contract cases, business torts and alleged ERISA and securities law violations. She practices before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and in private arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. She joined Mayer Brown in Chicago in 2001, left in 2006 to serve as a judicial law clerk to Justice Elizabeth B. Lacey of the Supreme Court of Virginia and then returned to Mayer Brown in Los Angeles in 2007. She holds a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School.