Sendra is one of only two partners in Clifford Chance’s San Diego office. Sendra joined Clifford Chance from collapsed Californian firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison two years ago.
Her departure follows the defection of the bulk of those former Brobeck partners to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe earlier this week.
Sendra brings 13 years of legal experience to Baker & McKenzie, and will lead the firm’s corporate and securities group in Southern California. She will continue to focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, initial public offerings, and corporate financings for a client base that includes US multinational corporations, venture capital funds and venture-backed emerging growth companies. Sendra spearheaded the California technology and China initiative while at Clifford Chance, a project she hopes to continue at Bakers.