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Morris Polich & Purdy LLP Announces Three New Partners

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morris Polich & Purdy LLP, a California and Nevada law firm, is pleased to announce three new partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2016 - Ariana Sarabia, Sue S. Junn and Raina L. Richter.

Ariana Sarabia joins the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices and focuses her practice on government contracts, construction law, environmental law, compliance and ethics. Ms. Sarabia has extensive in-house experience, having served as Chief Counsel, Corporate Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for Gilbane Federal, Western Regional Counsel for MACTEC and Environmental Counsel for Potlatch Corporation. In addition to her legal experience, her background as a materials and processes engineer in the aerospace industry enables her to assist manufacturing, electronics, and other heavy industry clients with a thorough understanding of the technical components of their legal matters, providing a unique interpretation and analysis.

Ariana received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Ariana’s pro bono work includes teaching business courses in Spanish to small business owners and serving as guardian ad litem for children seeking political asylum in the United States.

Sue Junn is located in the Los Angeles office and her primary area of practice is civil litigation with an emphasis in defending health facilities and their owners against claims based in negligence, intentional misconduct, statutory violations, and cases involving catastrophic injuries and punitive damages. Her industry focus is in Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death, Employment Law, Life Sciences, Long Term Care and Healthcare, and Products Liability. Sue is a member of the Los Angeles, Korean American, and Asian Pacific American Bar Associations. She is also the Co-Head Commissioner of the Crescent Bay Optimist Sports League and a Board Member for the non-profit Next Level Basketball LA.

Raina Richter is located in the Los Angeles office and specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis in the defense of professionals and their companies against claims based in fraud, negligence, and contracts. Raina’s industry focus is in Architect and Engineer Law, Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death, Commercial Property Management, Construction Law, Homeowner/Landlord Liability, Professional Liability, Property Boundary Disputes/Landslides, and Trademark and Copyright. Raina is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and serves as the Liaison for the DRI Women in the Law, Professional Liability Section.

“We are delighted to welcome Ariana to Morris Polich and Purdy and recognize the tremendous value that Sue and Raina provide to our clients,” says MPP Managing Partner Don Ridge. “Ariana brings to the firm tremendous breadth and depth which will be so valuable to our clients. As for Sue and Raina, we pride ourselves on the rate at which MPP associates rise to the level of partner. We are fortunate and excited to have Ariana, Sue and Raina as partners of the firm.”

About MPP

Morris Polich & Purdy LLP is a law firm, with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas that works with its clients on a national basis. We represent clients in every state, as well as many U.S. possessions, where their cases arise. We also have a wealth of international affiliations.

Our dedication to clients, combined with extensive experience, both in the trial and appellate courts, are the qualities that distinguish us from other law firms. Our attorneys are known for their vast experience and success, and have earned the firm its reputation with the bench and bar as down to earth, practiced, sensible, skillful, professional litigators. We provide superior legal services in a manner consistent with our clients' best interests and goals. We are committed to expertise in all our areas of practice, knowing our clients' businesses and providing client service at its highest level.

Contact: George Brandon Partnership Development Leader 213.417.5124

Source:Morris Polich & Purdy LLP