Munck Wilson Mandala

Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Berenika Palys


Shannon Tipton
Public Relations Director 

Los Angeles, CA, Jul. 12, 2022 – Munck Wilson Mandala has added Berenika Palys to its award-winning litigation practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Palys represents clients in commercial and general civil litigation and will be working as an associate. She previously worked at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in the Orange County office.  

Palys brings a unique background in law, serving as in-house counsel and executive director for a non-profit for six years before expanding into private practice.  She was also a professional concert pianist performing as a soloist with orchestras around the world.   

She is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and Washington DC, and she is committed to local and national bar associations, including serving as a member of the Young Lawyers Division, Professional Development Committee for the American Bar Association, and was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession for the Los Angeles Bar Association.  Palys is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and the New York State Bar Association. 

Palys received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and externed for Justice Richard Aronson, California Court of Appeal, Forth Appellate District.  

Prior to attending law school, Palys graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in music and government on a Leonard Bernstein Scholarship and she followed this achievement earning a Master of Philosophy in musicology and performance from Christ Church College, University of Oxford as a Paine Fellow.  Palys is also a graduate of The Juilliard School (pre-college).  

Palys joins a robust group of MWM litigation attorneys serving clients globally in commercial and high-stakes litigation.  

Munck Wilson Mandala is a full-service, technology-focused law firm known for its powerful litigation teams that represent clients in patent, trade secret, trademark, and other intellectual property disputes as well as high stakes and complex commercial litigation.  The firm has offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and is currently opening an office in Boca Raton, Florida. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at