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Mariel Gerlt-Ferraro



Mariel is a Partner with PIB Law and focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions in connection with commercial and business litigation. 

Prior to joining PIB Law, Mariel served as an Associate at AlvaradoSmith, where her practice focused on the representation of financial institutions in complex commercial litigation matters. 

Professional Activities

Community & Professional

Leadership Advisory Committee – National Women’s Law Center

Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles - Member

Committee Member – City of Laguna Niguel, Investment, Banking & Audit Committee 2018-2019


Honors & Recognitions

Rising Star – Super Lawyers – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017



  • California
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Southwestern Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Missouri - Columbia, dual B.A. degrees, with honors


  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable George P. Schiavelli in the United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • Conversational Spanish

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