Ann La Morena focuses her practice on public finance matters. Since joining the firm's Los Angeles location in 2001, she has handled both short-term and long-term financings for schools, community college districts, hospital districts, cities, counties, joint powers authorities and other public agencies.
In addition, she has represented clients on tax and revenue anticipation note financings, general obligation bond financings, certificates of participation and lease revenue bonds.
Ann's clients include colleges, school districts, hospital districts, cities, counties, joint powers authorities and investment banking firms.
Prior to joining the firm, Ann served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles A. Legge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Her recent significant matters include:
- Serving as Bond Counsel, Underwriter's Counsel and Disclosure Counsel for school districts, community college districts, hospital districts, cities, counties, joint powers authorities (JPAs) and other public agencies
- Assisting in representing major investment banking firms in structuring, marketing and selling tax-exempt and taxable bonds for utilities, education and general government purposes, both within and outside of California
- Assisting in representing water and utility districts throughout California in financing extensions and improvements to public systems
- American Bar Association
- Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- State Bar of California
- "Southern California Rising Star," Law and Politics (2006, 2008 - 2010)
- "2010 QSCB Allocation: Qualified School Construction Bonds, Interest-Subsidized Funding for K-12 Districts," Web Seminar, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Los Angeles, California, October 2010
- "General Obligation Bond Elections - An Overview from Bond Counsel's Perspective," Southern California School Construction Summit, Los Angeles, California, February 2012
2001 - J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
1996 - B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
During law school, Ann competed on a national moot court team, winning first place in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition for the Western Region. She also served as a moot court teaching assistant, coached the Hastings Jessup International moot court team and was a member of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.
Ann was admitted to practice law in California and before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in 2001.
Ann enjoys international travel as well as health and fitness activities.
- Spanish - Proficient