Belinda Vega

Partner / LOS ANGELES,

Area of Expertise

  • Litigation and Trial
  • Investment and Securities Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000

Education

  • Columbia Law School, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Political Science, Chicana/o Studies, 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent speaker at law schools, industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars on advising companies on corporate best practices and conducting internal investigations.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Commissioner on the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension (LAFPP) Board, which manages over $18 billion in assets; appointed by former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and re-appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • Vice-President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT), a non-profit organization that develops parks and gardens for inner-city communities in Los Angeles.
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School (White Collar Crime, Spring 2009).  
  • Recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and published in Los Angeles Magazine in 2013.   

Fun Fact

  • Fluent in Spanish and grew up in La Puente, California. 
  • Enjoys snowboarding and hiking and is trying to learn how to surf. 
  • Lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Benjamin Abel Vega, and her son, Elijah Benjamin Vega.

Belinda Vega

Partner / LOS ANGELES

Belinda Martinez Vega is a Partner in the Century City office of Gerard Fox Law.  She has extensive experience in all phases of business litigation across a wide swath of industries.  Her practice focuses on a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving unfair business practices, securities litigation, intellectual property, contract disputes, and fraud.  In addition to her business litigation practice, Ms. Vega is often hired by companies to conduct internal investigations in response to government inquiries and allegations of misconduct.  She has extensive experience providing strategic counseling to companies on regulatory compliance and corporate best practices.  Clients turn to Ms. Vega for her aggressive, effective, and efficient approach to getting the best results.

Ms. Vega recently first-chaired a books & records trial in which she was successful in keeping her clients’ financial records from being disclosed to outside parties claiming to have shareholder and director rights.  She also recently completed two internal investigations, representing the Board of Directors of a multi-million dollar corporation and advising on disclosure obligations.  She has also successfully negotiated several high-level executive severance packages for studio and media executives.

Prior to Gerard Fox Law, Ms. Vega was Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers in the Business Trials and Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Antitrust Practice Groups.  There, she represented clients such as ExxonMobil, CIGNA, BP and SK hynix Inc., in numerous high profile cases.  Ms. Vega assisted in SK hynix’s defense against Rambus’ worldwide litigation campaign to enforce patents on industry standard computer memory products, resulting in a $250 million sanctions award against Rambus and in favor of SK hynix for document spoliation.  Ms. Vega further successfully defended ExxonMobil against the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in two bench trials and one appeal to the Supreme Court involving a dispute over oil and gas leases.

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