Mark Magarian is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After graduation, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts for one year, where he clerked in a prominent downtown law firm. Thereafter, he returned to California to attend law school at Golden Gate University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1992.
Following graduation from law school, Mark worked as an attorney for the AV rated Central California law firm of Dowling, Magarian, Phillips & Aaron (DMP&A — a firm that was co-founded by his late grandfather, and father, in 1977). At DMP&A, Mark worked on a variety of business litigation matters, as well as general business counseling in the labor and employment setting.
In 1996, Mark and two colleagues created their own firm, Heyman, Kerkorian & Magarian, LLP (HK&M). HK&M was also an AV rated Central California law firm. During
his tenure at HK&M, Mark litigated a number of highly contested cases before juries and judges alike, including federal, state and administrative trial work. He also
continued to provide general business counseling in the labor and employment setting to numerous small, medium and large businesses located throughout the West Coast (including clients such as Mesa Air Group, a large
regional airline doing business as United Express and Mpower Communications Corp., a national publicly traded telecommunications provider). During this time, Mark also
served as an Arbitrator for the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno.
In late 1999, Mpower Communications Corp. appointed Mark to their senior management team and named him the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He relocated his family to corporate headquarters in Rochester, New York, and proceeded to help the company grow from 700 to over 2,500 employees in his first year. He was awarded the Company’s first annual Power of Leadership Award in 2001.
In late 2002, Mark was recruited back to California by SeeBeyond Technology Corporation, a publicly traded global software company. Again, Mark was appointed to the senior management team and named the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. At SeeBeyond, Mark was responsible for the entire global Human Resource function, and among other things, helped the Company rebuild its senior management team, develop competitive compensation and benefit programs, and become a leader in the enterprise application integration space.
Mark is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association, and in his spare time coaches youth sports, plays golf, is a student pilot, and serves on the Board for the Yorba Linda High School Football Boosters Club and Yorba Hills Little League.
Krista DiMercurio is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English. During her Spring 2004 semester, just prior to graduation, Krista moved to London, England where she studied abroad at the University of London. During her four years of undergraduate study, Krista worked as a legal secretary for the Law Office of Gary E. Hickman in Orange, California.
After graduation from Cal State Fullerton, Krista immediately began attending law school at Chapman University, and received her Juris Doctorate in 2007.
During law school, and prior to joining the firm, Krista interned at Fonda Fraser LLP in Anaheim, California, where she worked on complex medical malpractice cases. Also during law school, Krista worked for Price Crooke & Gary as a full-time summer clerk, primarily involved in real estate transactions. Finally, while still in law school, just before she joined the firm, Krista participated in an externship at the Orange County District Attorney’s office (Economic Crimes Unit).
In May of 2006, and throughout her last year of law school, Krista worked for the firm as a law clerk, certified by the State Bar of California. In 2008, Krista joined the firm as an associate attorney and is now a named partner.