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Ms. Soprana-Dec obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from U.C. Irvine School of Law in 2017 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year. During the summer of 2015, Ms. Soprana-Dec worked at Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. as a Summer Associate and, prior to joining the firm in 2018, she externed for the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Before going to law school, from 2009 to 2014, Ms. Soprana-Dec managed cultural exchange programs at a U.S. Department of State designated sponsor for J-1 visa university students. Prior to moving to the United States in 2009, Ms. Soprana-Dec obtained a Master’s degree, cum laude, in International Commercial Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Foreign Languages for Tourist Management at the University of Verona, Italy. During the academic years at the University of Verona, Ms. Soprana-Dec spent one year in Tuebingen, Germany, studying German and English languages and literatures at the University of Tuebingen, and completed a six-month internship at the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ms. Soprana-Dec joined Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. in 2018 to support the firm’s transactional practice.

Languages spoken: Italian, English, German

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