Mitchell HefterXXXX

Mitchell Hefter joined MZC’s Los Angeles office as an associate attorney in July 2023. His practice focuses on securities, financial services, and commercial litigation/arbitration. Mitch earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School and his B.A. from UC-Berkeley, where he was a scholarship athlete on the men’s swimming team. Before joining MZC, Mitch handled cased involving …read more »

Cathy SommerXXXX

Catherine Sommer joined our Los Angeles office as an associate attorney in February 2023. Her practice focuses on commercial and securities litigation. Before joining our firm, Catherine spent nearly two decades as a civil litigator within an expansive number of business-related litigation and non-profit practice areas. Catherine’s business-related practice areas included securities, commercial; complex commercial, …read more »

Jessica KingXXXX

Jessica is a partner in our Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment and professional liability matters, and business disputes. Jessica credits her experience as a prosecutor and as a civil litigator who has handled cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants for her ability to advocate vigorously yet congenially on …read more »

Amanda MilleaXXXX

Amanda Millea is an associate in our Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and general liability matters and representing clients in corporate formation, employment, trade secret and general business disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Amanda also handled landlord/ tenant cases, cannabis law, regulatory and compliance matters, as well as copyright infringement …read more »

Julia LongjohnXXXX

Julia Longjohn has been working with our Los Angeles Office since 2009. Her practice includes advising and representing clients in contract, securities, real estate, and employment litigation and arbitration matters. Prior to her work with the firm, Julia focused her practice primarily on real estate litigation, and has worked with several national and regional firms.

Andrew DanzaXXXX

Andrew Danza joined our Los Angeles office as an associate attorney in June 2019. His practice has focused on defending broker-dealers, insurance agents and agencies, and other professionals in customer-initiated securities and commercial disputes in California Superior Court and FINRA. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2018, Andrew was a civil court litigator in New …read more »

Nathan SmithXXXX

Nathan Smith is a partner in our Los Angeles office.  His primary area of practice is litigating and arbitrating commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on securities arbitration and litigation.  He is also involved in advising and representing firms and registered representatives in regulatory actions initiated by FINRA.   Nathan also has experience reviewing and drafting …read more »

David MarkunXXXX

David Markun has been the firm’s managing partner from formation through 2017 and a co-founder of the firm. Prior to starting the firm, David was the head of the securities practice group of a Los Angeles based firm, and, prior to that, he was the managing partner of the Los Angeles office of a national …read more »

Jeffrey ComptonXXXX

Jeff Compton concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. Throughout Jeff’s career, he has handled hundreds of commercial litigation cases, including securities arbitrations and litigation, antitrust, lender liability, ERISA, real estate, intellectual property, unfair competition, and employment matters. Jeff tries to take a creative approach to his cases, determining at the early stages of …read more »