LAILA MASUD focuses her practice in bankruptcy and business litigation, including lender liability and creditors’ rights. Ms. Masud graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. She earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2016. She was admitted to practice law in California in 2016. Prior to joining Marshack Hays, Ms. Masud served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division. During law school, as an extern for the Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division, she served on the Rules Committee where she conducted research and wrote on various issues of bankruptcy law, including local court forms, rules and procedures. She also served as a student leader and was nominated for The Parris Institute for Professional Formation Award for Excellence in Leadership and Excellence in Peacemaking. Ms. Masud is conversant in Spanish, Urdu and Hindi.
In 2020, Ms. Masud served as the youngest President of the OCBA’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. Ms. Masud is also a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and in August 2020 she was profiled in the Orange County Business Journal for Woman in Law. Currently, Ms. Masud serves on the executive board for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.