Banc of California is working in partnership with business and community leaders to strengthen and revitalize our communities
“Work gives people pride but education is what opens up people’s minds. Those are the two things I’m passionate about.”
Mercedes Morton is passionate about entrepreneurs whom she views as innovative, courageous, and the engine of our economic growth. After graduating from Stanford Law School and working for two top law firms in Los Angeles, she changed her career path to balance her time between practicing law, family, and serving others in the community. Now her titles include sole owner and practitioner of a law firm focused on entrepreneurs, coach to her children’s soccer team, and President of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), an organization providing at-risk youth opportunities for success through job skill training, education and work experience in conservation and service.
As President and Board Chair of LACC, Mercedes is continually inspired by the stories of young adults who give back to their community in a big way despite poverty, adversity and lack of opportunity. At LACC, young adults learn to build parks, maintain natural environments, and remove tons of recyclables from the waste stream.
Whether through work or service, Mercedes is assisting entrepreneurs in building a better future and a stronger California. Banc of California is proud to share her values and support her efforts!