Maria Seferian


Maria Seferian is currently President and Chief Legal Officer of Hillspire, LLC, an integrated, single-family management firm, and has served as General Counsel of Hillspire since 2014. In her role, Ms. Seferian oversees the firm’s legal, tax, special investments and initiatives, trusts & estates, strategic planning, grants management and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Hillspire, Ms. Seferian worked (most recently as a partner) at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, a law firm with a national and international practice, from 2001, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and general corporate transactions, representing private and public clients across diverse industries from private equity to entertainment. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Seferian also served as Interim Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where she led the institution through a financial turn-around, securing its long-term stability.

Ms. Seferian holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and Master of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. Following law school and before entering private practice, Ms. Seferian served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Justice James L. Oakes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition to her for-profit affiliations, Ms. Seferian serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of MOCA and a director of the Schmidt Family Foundation.