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Debra Dison Hall

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Debra Dison Hall is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office with broad experience representing financial institutions and other profit and nonprofit corporations with respect to legal issues, including bilateral and syndicated financings, governance and corporate compliance matters, major contract negotiations, claims, development of policies and standard form agreements, employee matters, and outsourcing arrangements. She has acted as outside general counsel to a number of corporations and practiced extensively in the fields of intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, academic law, commercial finance, and general business and contract law.

She has acted as lead counsel for numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including for construction, manufacturing, energy, waste disposal, and hardware, software and service companies, and represented lenders and borrowers in financial transactions. She has also represented nonprofit corporations in corporate restructurings and in tax-exempt financings.


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law Committee
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Organization of Women Executives

Community Activities

  • YMCA of the Foothills, Board of Directors (2015 to present)
  • Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Board (2009-2015), Chair (2013-2015)
  • Caltech Y Board, Chair of the Governance Committee (2010-2014)
  • Crescenta Canada YMCA Community Support Campaign, Co-Chair (2004 and 2005)
  • Crescenta Canada YMCA Model UN Delegation, founder
  • Caltech Alumni Association, Board of Directors (1998-2004), President (2002-2003)
  • Caltech Alumni 2002 Seminar Day Committee, Chair (2002)


  • Named among the┬áMost Powerful and Influential Women in California by California Diversity Magazine (2010)


Debra received her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology (where she was in the first class of women admitted) and her J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.

Bar Admissions

  • California