Monica M. Youssef is special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office and the firm-wide Director of Transactional Training.

Areas of Practice:

Monica's practice is centered on advising both domestic and international companies across a spectrum of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital financing, private equity, and corporate governance. Her expertise spans diverse industries such as technology, fashion and apparel, healthcare, media, financial services, biotechnology, and medical devices.

In addition to her corporate and securities work, Monica is deeply committed to pro bono work, providing legal representation to clients in immigration, adoption, and social justice matters. She is actively involved in several organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for Mary's Path in Orange County, Ancient Faith Ministries, and the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network.


Monica's dedication and contributions have been recognized within the legal community. In 2020, she was honored with the prestigious Bob Williams Award, which celebrates exceptional individuals at Sheppard Mullin for their noteworthy contributions to both the firm and the broader community.



J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012; Georgetown University Law Center Immigration Law Journal; Legal Research and Writing Fellow; Barrister’s Council, Moot Court Division; Student Attorney for the Community Justice Project clinic

B.A., University of Southern California, 2008, magna cum laude


  • California


Jump to Page

By scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie and Advertising Policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, or would like to stop cookies being stored on your device in the future, you can find out more and adjust your preferences here.