Los Angeles Partners and Counsel

Michael D. Kibler - Partner - Headshot
Michael D. Kibler - Partner Mike Kibler focuses on complex litigation, trials, and appeals, with particular emphasis in the areas of commercial contracts, insurance, securities and shareholder derivative litigation and internal investigations. He also advises clients on litigation risks in connection with corporate transactions and regulatory matters. Mike has received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement and regularly publishes in the areas of litigation and California commercial contracts.
Chet A. Kronenberg - Partner - Headshot
Chet A. Kronenberg - Partner Chet Kronenberg, senior Los Angeles litigator, represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, consumer actions, corporate control, employment, general commercial disputes, insurance and securities. Chet has served as lead counsel for clients such as Blackstone, Citibank, LG Display, Lion Capital, MModal, Pinnacle Foods, SiriusXM Radio, Siris Capital and Vivint.  He is consistently recognized by The Legal 500 in multiple categories, including Securities Litigation and Appellate. 
Jennifer J. Levitt - Partner - Headshot
Jennifer J. Levitt - Partner Jennifer Levitt is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she is a member of the Banking and Credit Practice. Jennifer regularly represents financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other investment funds. She has extensive experience in complicated financings designed to provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment activities, including margin loans and other forms of back-leverage. Jennifer has represented clients including Blackstone, Carlyle, KSL Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.
Deborah L.  Stein - Partner - Headshot
Deborah L. Stein - Partner Deborah Stein represents a broad range of clients in their most significant commercial litigation matters. Deborah takes the time to learn and understand her clients’ businesses and commercial realities so that she can provide thoughtful, practical advice even in the most fast-paced, contentious litigations. Deborah’s “all in” approach enables her to partner with her clients to navigate strategically yet passionately through a variety of complex and often thorny legal challenges. She routinely represents clients in high-stakes matters, including cybersecurity and trade secrets litigation, securities and consumer class actions, and insurance coverage and business practices disputes. Deborah devotes a significant part of her practice to representing clients in cases involving the False Claims Act and whistleblower allegations of fraud. She is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” for General Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500 and recognized by Chambers USA, where sources describe her as an “[e]xtremely smart and fearless litigator” who is “very tenacious” and “really focused on her clients’ interests.” Deborah has also been profiled as one of the “Top 75 Women Litigators” in California by the Daily Journal and was named one of five “Rising Stars” for Insurance by Law360.
Thomas A. Wuchenich - Partner - Headshot
Thomas A. Wuchenich - Partner Based in our Los Angeles office, Tom Wuchenich chiefly represents a broad range of alternative asset management firms in the formation and ongoing operation of their private investment funds and separate accounts across a variety of asset classes. He also has significant experience in capital markets and M&A transactions. Tom’s regular clients include such sponsors as CIM Group, KSL Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Platinum Equity, Prime Group, Technology Crossover Ventures and ZelnickMedia. He also has represented issuers such as Oaktree Capital Group in their initial public and follow-on offerings, as well as underwriters in transactions such as the initial public offering of Google. Tom is regularly recognized as one of the leading private funds lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and in 2012 the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named Tom one of “California’s Top 100 Leading Lawyers.”