John De La Merced is Senior Counsel at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation group, representing clients in commercial, intellectual property, and real estate disputes in federal court, state court, and arbitration. John's experience encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, including managing client matters, drafting operative pleadings and responses, law and motion practice, discovery, mediation, client counseling, and assisting in arbitration and trial.
Since joining the firm, John De La Merced has served as co-trial counsel in various arbitration and court proceedings and has been instrumental in securing favorable results on behalf of the firm and its clients. Understanding that litigation is a team effort, John prides himself in ensuring that clients appreciate how the facts of their case intertwine with the relevant legal issues. John’s strong attention to detail and thoughtfulness in analyzing the law provide his clients with the confidence of knowing that they have an advocate in their corner who is truly looking out for their interests.
Prior to joining the firm, John was an associate at a large international law firm where he represented clients in complex trust and estate litigation and commercial litigation matters.
An active member of the community, John is the immediate past President and a current member of the UCLA Law Alumni Board of Directors. John also serves on the Board of Directors for the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA), the oldest and largest local association of Filipino-American lawyers in the United States, after having served as PABA’s President in 2019. Previously, John served as a member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association Board of Governors from 2020 to 2021, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Board of Governors in 2018, and on the St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles Advisory Committee from 2016 to 2018. John also mentors current and future law students, as well as junior attorneys in the Southern California area.