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Michaela Francesca T. Defensor

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Ms. Defensor obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2021.

 

As a law student, she competed in the 2019 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition and was awarded Finals Best Oralist and Semi-Finals Best Oralist. Her team was also the overall champion of the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2020, she competed in the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition where her team won Best Memorial for the Respondent, Best Overall Memorial, First Runner Up, and qualified for the international rounds. She was also awarded Overall Best Oralist.

 

Ms. Defensor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017.

 

She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2022.

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Avelino J. Cruz, Jr.

Senior Partner

Simeon V. Marcelo

Senior Partner

Joe Nathan P. Tenefrancia

Managing Partner

Manuel L. Manaligod, Jr.

Senior Partner | Chairman

Susan D. Villanueva

Senior Partner | Deputy Managing Partner, Finance

Patricia A. O. Bunye

Senior Partner | Deputy Managing Partner, Administration

Rodel A. Cruz

Senior Partner

Miguel U. Silos

Senior Partner

Elmar B. Galacio, CFE, FCIArb

Senior Partner | Deputy Managing Partner, Personnel

Rosa Michele C. Bagtas

Senior Partner

Divina Gracia E. Pedron

Senior Partner

Pancho G. Umali

Senior Partner