Maria Seferian Elected to MOCA Board, Completes Role as Interim Director

Munger, Tolles & Olson corporate partner Maria Seferian was elected as a Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

From November 2013 to March 2014, Ms. Seferian served as the Interim Director & CEO of the museum, where she provided administrative and strategic leadership and successfully led it through an historic $100 million endowment campaign, international director search and long-term strategic planning process. She stepped down as director in March and passed the reigns to Philippe Vergne.

Ms. Seferian was elected along six other trustees, five of whom were former trustees returning to the board. “These significant returns and additions to the museum’s Board reinforce the overwhelming support from the artist and philanthropic communities for MOCA’s independent future as the only public museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art,” MOCA said in its press release.

Ms. Seferian is a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger Tolles. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of corporate transactions and other business matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, arts and entertainment transactions and intellectual property.