COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California law firm of Theodora Oringher has announced the addition of Rod Pacheco as a Senior Attorney for the firm's Los Angeles and Costa Mesa (Orange County) offices. Pacheco will lead, as Chairman, the firm's White Collar/Investigations Practice Division.
Todd Theodora, CEO for the firm, described the division's purpose. "This new group will provide deep expertise for corporations, senior corporate executives, and public officials in any federal, state, or administrative investigation and litigation. Coupled with this service, Rod and the team will be heavily involved in handling sensitive internal investigations on behalf of government agencies, companies, and individuals."
In addition, Pacheco, a deeply experienced trial lawyer, will add further depth to the firm's litigation team. Pacheco has the highest rating for lawyers, AV Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent lawyer evaluation entity, and has been selected as a California Super Lawyer for every year he has been in private practice. During his career as a litigator Pacheco has tried over 100 cases to verdict and has not lost a trial since 1986, shortly after he became a lawyer.
His practice areas include fraud/enforcement issues, commercial and public law litigation, internal investigations, and white collar defense. He will continue to represent corporate clients, boards of directors, board committees, trusts, partnership and joint ventures, and individuals in connection with all aspects of anti-corruption matters.
"We are extremely pleased to have brought Rod to our firm," said Todd Theodora. "His unparalleled insight into public processes as well as criminal and civil litigation matters will be an extremely valuable resource for the firm and our clients."
Prior to committing to private practice, where he built an enviable record of positive civil litigation outcomes, Pacheco served as the District Attorney of Riverside County, overseeing the third largest prosecutorial agency in the state of California. In addition, he served a six-year term as an Assemblyman for the state's 64th District from 1996 to 2002.
"I am honored to join such a dynamic, intelligent, committed law firm," Pacheco said. "Its expertise and client focus are unequaled, and I can only hope to add to that reputation."
Beyond his legal expertise, Pacheco is an active member of the community, serving on numerous boards and with various educational institutions. Organizations he is associated with include:
- California Hospital Medical Center Foundation of Los Angeles, board member
- Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, fellow
- UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, former senior fellow
- Hispanic Leadership Council, board member
- State and Local Government Committee, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, member
- American Bar Association, White Collar Section member
- Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Section member
- Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation, board of directors
- La Sierra University Foundation, board of directors
Pacheco has been recognized numerous times by various legal, professional, governmental and public interest organizations. These awards include:
- Governor's Victim Advocacy Award, presented by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
- District Attorney of the Year, Crime Victims United
- District Attorneys of the Year, Crime Victims Action Alliance
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