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With over 15 years of experience, Maren focuses her practice on corporate matters, contracts and strategic agreements, business litigation, ethics & compliance, investigations and employment, while offering risk-weighted and practical business advice.
Before her move to the central coast, Maren focused on corporate investigations and enforcement defense while a partner at a large Orange County-based law firm. In her next venture, she gained significant client-side experience as a compliance professional in the public sector at a nationally-ranked university.
She has served as outside general counsel and in both compliance officer and hotline monitor roles. Maren has handled whistleblower, securities and other financial, data privacy, FCPA and Anti-Kickback, civil rights, and other compliance issues, having handled matters before a host of agencies and regulators, including both the civil and criminal divisions of the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, FDA, FCC, FDA, EEOC, DOE OCR, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, state agencies like the California Department of Corporations and DFEH, and state and local law enforcement authorities in California, New York, Florida, among others. She has litigated numerous disputes in federal and state courts, including securities class action, qui tam, and False Claims Act matters.
Maren’s thorough, yet cost-effective approach allow her to identify evidence and problems quickly, assess liability, and offer solutions to navigate challenging issues.
A Pepperdine-trained mediator, Maren has experience with administrative hearings, alternative dispute resolution, and restorative justice solutions.
Maren is active with the Women Lawyers Association San Luis Obispo, and the proud parent of two SLCUSD students. The Huftons reside in San Luis Obispo, near Maren’s parents and her sister – a Cal Poly Proud grad. Maren loves to hike with her labradoodle Barley and her rescue pup Clementine.
- San Luis Obispo County Bar Association – Member
- Women Lawyers Association San Luis Obispo – President
- The State Bar of California (2007 – Present)
- The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2006)
- University of California, Davis (B.A. in History, 2001)
- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine Caruso School of Law