Our Team

Gautam Dutta

Managing Partner of Business, Energy, and Election Law, PC

Mr. Dutta specializes in commercial and securities litigation, employment, municipal, appellate, election, and general corporate and corporate governance law, as well as wills and trusts.  He has represented multinational companies as well as individuals on matters relating to commercial and contract negotiations and disputes, company formation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory tax issues, and Department of Labor audits and appeals.  Mr. Dutta frequently litigates on behalf of his clients before federal and state courts.

With specialized expertise in election and public entity law, Mr. Dutta advises candidates, citizens groups, and nonprofits on matters related to the election process.  He has drafted ballot measures and litigated matters involving state and local government entities.

Mr. Dutta was an Enforcement Attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC for several years. After clerking for a federal judge, the Honorable Gladys Kessler in Washington, DC, Mr. Dutta joined the Los Angeles firm of Buchalter Nemer as a commercial litigator. He went on to serve as Tax Counsel at the California Board of Equalization under then Chair John Chiang.

Throughout his career, Mr. Dutta has played a prominent role as attorney and advocate at the state and local levels.  As Deputy Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, Mr. Dutta drafted bills and spearheaded legislative strategy for bills in both the California Senate and Assembly.  He proved skillful in persuading city councils and the general public to examine alternative electoral systems (including Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation).

Mr. Dutta has served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority, as a Board Member of the ACLU of Northern California, and as a Board Member and long-time Executive Director of Asian American Action Fund, a national political organization.

A prolific writer and political commentator, Mr. Dutta has been featured and quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Huffington Post, Politico, and Asian American Action Fund Blog (of which he is Publisher).

Mr. Dutta received his J.D. from Georgetown Law, where he was Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and served at the Harrison Institute of Public Law.  He earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics with distinction, and in German Languages and Literature, from Yale University.

Marybelle C. Ang

Partner at Business, Energy, and Election Law, PC

Ms. Ang’s practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, public entity law, natural resources/energy, cybersecurity, and wills and trusts.

In addition to general corporate issues, Ms. Ang has worked on a wide range of regulatory and government matters before federal and state agencies, including regulatory compliance, counseling, and agency litigation.

Ms. Ang acquired over of a decade of specialized expertise in the energy industry while working on power purchase transactions, derivatives and trading matters, energy rate proceedings, natural gas pipeline matters, nuclear regulatory issues, cybersecurity and other energy and environmental litigation matters.

Ms. Ang was an attorney at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis before serving as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.  Ms. Ang moved to California to join Southern California Edison, an investor-owned utility in the Los Angeles area.  At SCE, she focused on energy procurement matters and cybersecurity issues.

Prior to joining Business, Energy, and Election Law, Ms. Ang served as Senior Assistant Deputy Assistant City Attorney for the City of Palo Alto, and as a Staff Attorney at The Utility Reform Network in San Francisco.

Ms. Ang earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was an executive editor for the Journal of International and Business Law and Student Board Member of the Legal Clinic’s Entrepreneurship Law Center.  She earned her B.A. from Stanford University.

Ms. Ang has served as an elected Neighborhood Council Representative (Environment) for the city of Los Angeles, Board Member of the Organization of Chinese Americans (greater Los Angeles chapter), and Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (D.C. chapter).