Business Litigation

SA&M Attorney John De La Merced Appointed 2018 President-Elect for Philippine American Bar Association

By March 15, 2018 No Comments

Congratulations to SAM attorney John De La Merced for his appointed as 2018 president-elect for the Philippine American Bar Association (“PABA”), the largest local association of Filipino-American lawyers in the United States.  He was officially sworn in on March 14, 2018 at PABA’s 32nd Installation and Awards Gala, which featured California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu as the keynote speaker.

To view the 2018 PABA office, visit here.

John R. De La Merced is an associate of the Firm.  His practice focuses on business litigation, which includes commercial and intellectual property disputes.  His experience encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, including drafting operative pleadings and responses, law and motion practice, discovery, mediation, client counseling and assisting in trial.

John currently serves as Treasurer and a member of the board of governors for the Philippine American Bar Association, and will serve as the organization’s President-Elect in 2018 and then President in 2019.  John is also a member of the advisory committee for the St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles.

For more information about our Business Litigation Practice or questions contact John De La Merced at