LORNA IMELDA M. SUAREZ graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1989 with a degree in Philosophy and received her Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1995 also from the Ateneo de Manila University. She was admitted to the Bar in 1996. Atty. Suarez started her law career with the Firm as an apprentice in 1994 and formally joined the Firm immediately after taking the bar examinations in 1995. She was admitted into the Partnership in 2001 and became a name partner in 2009. Atty. Suarez is a member of the Philippine Bar Association. She has obtained extensive experience in civil, criminal, commercial and tax litigation, and is active in the field of intellectual property. She heads the Litigation, Corporate, Administrative and Special Projects Departments.