ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. – January 2, 2014 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Larry Cerutti has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Orange County office. 

Cerutti succeeds Robert Pozin, who has been managing partner in Orange County for 20 years. Pozin opened the office for what was then Ross, Dixon & Bell and continued to serve as managing partner after the merger with Troutman Sanders in 2009, overseeing strategic growth in this important market for the firm. 

Cerutti joined the firm in June 2012 from Rutan & Tucker, where he served as head of Rutan’s corporate section. He has a diverse corporate and securities practice, representing middle market companies in a variety of industries in public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and securities matters. 

“We are extremely grateful to Bob for his outstanding leadership and dedication to our expansion and business growth in Orange County,” said Stephen E. Lewis, Troutman Sanders Managing Partner.  “Larry steps into this role with proven management experience and a track record of building a successful practice. His knowledge of this dynamic market will be of great value.”

“This is an exciting time of growth for the firm,” said Cerutti. “I look forward to continuing to expand our practice here in Orange County to meet the diverse needs of our clients on the west coast.”

Troutman Sanders’ Orange County office represents clients in areas including corporate, complex litigation, intellectual property, real estate finance, multifamily housing finance, bankruptcy, insurance, and energy project development and finance, with particular emphasis on renewable projects. 

The office is involved in and supportive of the local community, including sponsoring the Renegade Racing Santa Run for two years in a row and the Orange County Business Journal’s 2013 Women in Business Awards. The office has been recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work” and by the Orange County Register as a “Top Workplace.”

About Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and 15 offices located throughout North America and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. See for more information.