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Maria A. Buenaventura

Contract Lawyer

, Bryan Cave LLP
Los Angeles

Tel

1 310 576 2116

Fax

1 310 260 4116
angela.buenaventura@bryancave.com
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Maria A. Buenaventura

Contract Lawyer


Los Angeles



120 Broadway, Suite 300
Santa Monica, California 90401-2386

Phone:

1 310 576 2116

Fax:

1 310 260 4116

email:

angela.buenaventura@bryancave.com

Ms. Buenaventura has experience in various commercial litigation and product liability matters both locally and nationally before state and federal trial and appellate courts.  She has represented a diverse array of clients, including mortgage lenders, banks, and consumer product manufacturers.

Ms. Buenaventura's practice includes advising and defending clients with respect to claims involving federal lending laws and regulations, including TILA, RESPA, and HOEPA, as well as state consumer protection and unfair competition claims.

Ms. Buenaventura has also defended clients against product liability claims, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims.  She has assisted in the defense of a general aviation engine manufacturer in product liability claims and in the defense of an air traffic control service against wrongful death litigation.

During law school at Northwestern University, Ms. Buenaventura was an editorial board member of Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.  She is fluent in French and Spanish and holds an undergraduate degree in economics.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • The National Immigrant Justice Center – Volunteer, 2005-present
  • L’Alliance Française, Member, 2005-present
  • Richmond Journal of Law and Technology’s Third Annual Student Writing Competition – First Place Winner
  • Winner of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ First Annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

Ms. Buenaventura has experience in various commercial litigation and product liability matters both locally and nationally before state and federal trial and appellate courts.  She has represented a diverse array of clients, including mortgage lenders, banks, and consumer product manufacturers.

Ms. Buenaventura's practice includes advising and defending clients with respect to claims involving federal lending laws and regulations, including TILA, RESPA, and HOEPA, as well as state consumer protection and unfair competition claims.

Ms. Buenaventura has also defended clients against product liability claims, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims.  She has assisted in the defense of a general aviation engine manufacturer in product liability claims and in the defense of an air traffic control service against wrongful death litigation.

During law school at Northwestern University, Ms. Buenaventura was an editorial board member of Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.  She is fluent in French and Spanish and holds an undergraduate degree in economics.

Bar and Court Admissions

California, 2009

Illinois, 2006

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 2006

Oglethorpe University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002

Publications

  • Comment: “Teaching a Man to Fish: Why National Legislation Anchored In Notice And Consent Provisions Is The Most Effective Solution To The Spyware Problem,” 13 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 1, 2006
  • Essay: “When Charity Doesn’t Start at Home: The Torture Victims Relief Act and Female Inmates in the U.S.,” 91 Women Lawyers Journal. 3, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • The National Immigrant Justice Center – Volunteer, 2005-present
  • L’Alliance Française, Member, 2005-present
  • Richmond Journal of Law and Technology’s Third Annual Student Writing Competition – First Place Winner
  • Winner of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ First Annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

Education

  • Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Oglethorpe University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002

Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois