Atty Marilu is the Senior and Managing Partner of the MENDOZA ARZAGA-MENDOZA LAW FIRM.
Educated in the Philippines, Marilu, as she is called by friends and clients, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She was admitted as an entrance scholar to law school and graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1980. Upon being called to the Philippine Bar in 1981, Marilu joined a law firm specializing in Banking and Corporate law.
In 1982, Marilu established her own law practice, in partnership with her husband, Atty. Leo Luis P. Mendoza, and has since represented numerous high profile cases in the fields of civil, criminal. corporate litigation, and Sports law practices. She appears in the lower court, as well as the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Marilu went on to post-graduate studies in the United States and she worked for a law firm in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.
Marilu also practices election law where she serves as counsel for numerous political candidates both in national and local posts.
Marilu taught Corporation Law in a College of Law.
Marilu excelled in scholastic achievements as well as in the field of sports. She is a consistent honor student and a recipient of several prestigious leadership and scholastic awards, such as the Gerry Roxas leadership award, ASPAC scholar, U.P. College of Law entrance scholar, and other awards. In the field of sports, she held the Philippine record in the 100 meters backstroke as well as the 200 meters backstroke. She has represented the Republic of the Philippines in the Asian Games (Bangkok, Thailand), the Pesta Sukan Games (Singapore) and other international swimming events. She also represented the Philippines as an Ambassador of Goodwill in the 1972 Youth Camp in Munich, Germany. In line with this, she is counsel for several sports organizations in the Philippines, in Asia and in International Organizations and has represented clients in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution procedures in Singapore, Switzerland, Russia, Korea, Thailand, and the Peoples’ Republic of China.