Irene Udo, CPA

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Irene Udo received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California and earned a Master of Accounting, with a consulting emphasis, from the University of Southern California. Irene has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California since 1996. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

As an Assistant Vice President, Irene directs, supervises, and facilitates communication between the J.S. Held team, client, and attorneys. She has worked on various marital dissolution cases involving income available for support, business valuations, marital balance sheets, community and separate property tracing and characterization, and stock options analysis. She is an integral part of the attorney/client support system. Irene’s genuine ability to recognize and appreciate the personal characteristics of others ensures sustainable progress toward settlement or trial. Irene is also a qualified expert witness in the Orange County Superior Family Law Court system and the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles.

Irene began her career with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP). She has enjoyed a variety of forensic accounting experience including family law services, litigation support, insurance claims accounting, and investigative services. Prior to her family law career, Irene’s fluency in Spanish facilitated travel to South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico addressing insurance claims. Irene has thrived from the various opportunities an accounting background provides.

Irene was involved in a grassroots organization called, “Hope for the Hills” which fought Southern California Edison’s (SCE) installation of eighteen 200-foot towers carrying 500 kilovolts through neighborhoods in the quaint community of Chino Hills. As a representative for this organization, Irene spoke before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on various occasions. In an unprecedented ruling, the CPUC reversed its decision and ordered SCE to dismantle the towers and reroute the lines underground. The 2013 ruling resulted in the first-ever 500KV underground project in the United States of America.