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Marilla Lane Ross

Marilla Lane Ross, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts, 1982, District of Columbia, 1988, California 1988. Member Beverly Hills Bar Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Bar Association (entertainment committee), National Bar Association, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Background

  • Ross, Marilla Lane was born on June 4, 1958 in Monticello, New York, United States. Daughter of Laywola Shoyinka and Ruth (Nottage) Ross.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Northeastern University, 1982. ML in Taxation, Georgetown University, 1983.

    Career

    • Law clerk Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, 1975, United States House Representatives, Washington, 1976, Employment Law Center, San Francisco, 1980, Texas Attorney General, Austin, 1981, United States Court Appeals 3d circuit, Philadelphia, 1981-1982, Ropes and Gray, Boston, 1982. Attorney tax division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1983-1987. Associate Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin and Kahn, 1987-1988.

      Senior associate Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Los Angeles, 1988-1989. Attorney motion pictures, business affairs Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, 1989-1991. Executive vice president business and legal affairs Synergy Entertainment Group, Beverly Hills, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts, 1982, District of Columbia, 1988, California 1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Beverly Hills Bar Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Bar Association (entertainment committee), National Bar Association, Pi Sigma Alpha.

    Connections

    • father: Laywola Shoyinka Ross
    • mother: Ruth (Nottage) Ross
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    Born June 4, 1958
    (age 59)
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