A Yale and Georgetown-educated lawyer, Gautam Dutta specializes in corporate, securities, commercial litigation, employment, public entity, and election law. Mr. Dutta has represented high-tech companies, mid-sized businesses and start-ups in a wide range of matters, relating to commercial and contract negotiations and disputes, company formation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory tax issues, and Department of Labor audits and appeals. In addition, Mr. Dutta frequently litigates on behalf of his clients before federal and state courts.
Mr. Dutta was an Enforcement Attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, DC for several years. After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, DC, Mr. Dutta worked as a commercial litigator at the Los Angeles firm of Buchalter Nemer. He has also served as Tax Counsel at the California Board of Equalization.
Between 2007 and 2010, Mr. Dutta was Deputy Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation. That program educated several city councils and the general public about electoral alternatives (including Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation). Mr. Dutta drafted and spearheaded legislative strategy for bills in both the California Senate and Assembly.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dutta has played a prominent role in civic affairs. He served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Dutta currently serves on the board of ACLU of Northern California, and volunteers as Executive Director of Asian American Action Fund, a national political organization.
A prolific writer and political commentator, Mr. Dutta has been featured and quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Huffington Post, Politico, and Asian American Action Fund Blog (of which he is Publisher).
Marybelle C. Ang is a partner at Business, Energy, and Election Law, and specializes in regulatory, energy and corporate law.
Ms. Ang earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was an executive editor for the Journal of International and Business Law, and her B.A. from Stanford University. After law school, Ms. Ang was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. She has also worked for Southern California Edison, an investor-owned utility in the Los Angeles area, a consumer watchdog nonprofit in San Francisco, and the City of Palo Alto, where Ms. Ang was a Senior Assistant Deputy Assistant City Attorney.
While living and working in southern California, Ms. Ang was an elected Neighborhood Council representative for the city of Los Angeles. Ms. Ang has also served on the boards of the Organization of Chinese Americans (greater Los Angeles chapter) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (D.C. chapter).