Pragmatic and business-minded, Marissa Dennis is an effective advocate for her clients, excelling at both written and oral advocacy in contentious commercial matters. She is highly valued for her ability to put a strategy in play that considers all options for a successful outcome, including pre-dispute resolution, negotiated settlement, arbitration, or taking a case all the way through and winning at trial.
In addition to serving as Operating Partner for the Los Angeles office, Marissa prides herself on balancing her legal practice with a commitment to giving back to the community through her involvement in the firm's Community Outreach, Diversity Committee, and pro bono programs. Through these efforts, Marissa works with other employees in the firm to help raise funds and awareness for a variety of non-profits and community programs throughout Los Angeles, and recruits, mentors, and actively pursues professional and business development opportunities for younger attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Marissa also serves as a board member for the California Minority Counsel Program, whose mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Marissa M. Dennis