Law School: University of California, Hastings College of The Law
College: University of California, Berkeley
I have helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of retail and institutional investors, businesses, and financial professionals. Notable outcomes I have obtained: recovery of more than $1 million on behalf of a Native American tribe against an international broker-dealer arising out of auction rate securities claims; a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration award of hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of an elderly investor against an alternative real estate investment broker and his firm; numerous six-figure settlements and arbitration awards for financial professionals; and recovery of more than $1 million dollars on behalf of several Ponzi scheme victims.
I am licensed to practice in California and Arizona. I am AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, with a 5 out of 5 peer rating in securities law, general practice, and business law. I have been a partner with Shustak & Partners P.C. for more than seven years. I act as lead trial counsel, supervise our associates’ and paralegals’ caseloads, and am actively involved in our firm’s management, administration, and marketing affairs.
I am a member of the San Diego County Bar Association (financial professionals liaison section and business law section), San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and Lawyers Club of San Diego. I serve on the board of the Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego. I previously served as secretary of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and as a national advisory board member of the American Bar Association.
Over the years, I have acted as a volunteer panelist for the U.C. Berkeley Scholarship Committee and as a volunteer judge for the University of San Diego Moot Court Honors Competition. I also participate in community service activities through my professional affiliations including the SDCBA and FALSD.
I am married with two children. My husband, also a litigator, and I enjoy devoting our time to our children’s sports and extracurricular activities. I volunteer regularly at their schools and sports leagues. My other interests include reading, piano, cooking, travel, exercise, sewing, and watching NFL football. I am fluent in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.