Minority Leaders Of Influence: Attorneys

   

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With Los Angeles the melting pot that it is, we’re truly a national leader when it comes to influential minorities and diverse workplaces – and the field of law is no exception. There are some particularly stellar minority attorneys in the LA region and we’ve alphabetically listed 95 outstanding professionals here, with insights and information about their careers, practice and successes they’ve achieved.

Congratulations to the class of 2021 who made this list and thank you for working to keep the people and businesses of Los Angeles protected.

Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels


Adam Abrahms- Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Sean Andrade- Andrade Gonzalez LLP
Matthew Benedetto- WilmerHale
Gina Bibby- Withersworldwide
William Briggs II- Venable LLP
Joshua Briones- Mintz
Michael Brophy- Withersworldwide
Larissa Calva-Ruiz- Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Ralph Campillo- Mintz
Ricardo P. Cestero- Greenberg Glusker LLP
Camilla Chan- Raines Feldman LLP
Cyndie Chang- Duane Morris LLP
Vicki Chou- Hueston Hennigan LLP
Michelle A. Cooke- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Victor De la Cruz- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Dora de la Rosa- Glaser Weil LLP
Rockard “Rocky” Delgadillo- DLA Piper
William Delgado- DTO Law
Marissa Dennis- Allen Matkins
Anet Drapalski- Fisher Phillips LLP
Sierra Elizabeth- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
E. Martin Estrada- Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Shareef Farag- BakerHostetler
Amber Finch- Reed Smith
Terrence Franklin- Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise LLP
Michael Gervais- Susman Godfrey LLP
Albert Giang- King & Spalding
Lisa Gilford- Sidley Austin LLP
Henry Gonzalez- Andrade Gonzalez LLP
Demetria L. Graves- The Graves Law Firm
Jamel A.R. Greer- Akerman LLP
Robert S. Gutierrez- Ballard Spahr LL
Susan Gutierrez- Proskauer
Patrick Harder- Nossaman
Mira Hashmall- Miller Barondess, LLP
R. Sterling Henderson- Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt
Victor Hsu- Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Shadi Enos Jahangir- Blank Rome LLP
Roland M. Juarez- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Moez Kaba- Hueston Hennigan LLP
Brien Kelley- Sklar Kirsh LLP
Irene Lee- Russ August & Kabat
Rodney Lee- Loeb & Loeb
Mark Y. Liu- Akerman LLP
Paul Loh- Willenken LLP
A. Alexander “Alex” Lowder- Larson LLP
Andrea Lucan- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Matthew H. Marmolejo- Mayer Brown LLP
Mercedes O. Martin- Buchalter
David Martinez- Robins Kaplan LLP
Masahisa Mitsunaga- Buchalter
Vishwanath Kootala Mohan- Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Ali Mojibi- Covington & Burling LLP
Enrique A. Monagas- Sklar Kirsh LLP
James I. Montgomery, Jr.- Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt
Tritia M. Murata- Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pooja S. Nair- Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Diana Palacios- Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Kelly Perigoe- King & Spalding
Madhu Pocha- O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Bunnie Poullard- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Hamid R. Rafatjoo- Raines Feldman LLP
Ashwin J. Ram- Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Arjun Rao- Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Angela Reddock-Wright- Reddock Law Group
Naeun Rim- Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.
Jerry J. Ruiz- AlvaradoSmith
Neema Sahni- Covington & Burling LLP
Raul F. Salinas- AlvaradoSmith
Sarina Saluja- Fisher Phillips LLP
Alfred Smith- Nossaman
Priya S. Sopori- Greenberg Glusker LLP
Scott Sugino- O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Paul W. Sweeney, Jr.- K&L Gates LLP
Delmar S. Thomas- Yukevich | Cavanaugh
Jason H. Tokoro- Miller Barondess, LLP
Julia Y. Trankiem- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Ellisen Turner- Kirkland & Ellis
Giancarlo Urey- Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Albert C. Valencia- Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk- Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg, & Rhow P.C.
Belinda M. Vega- Venable LLP
Ben Wang- Russ August & Kabat
Nimalka R. Wickramasekera- Winston & Strawn LLP
Bart H. Williams- Proskauer
Jason Wilson- Willenken LLP
Alecia W. Winfield- Littler
Jen C. Won- Larson LLP
Christine Wood- Best Best & Krieger LLP
Meng Xi- Susman Godfrey LLP
Stacie Yee- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Jack S. Yeh- Sidley Austin LLP
Steven Yoda- Walzer Melcher LLP
Annita Zhong- Irell & Manella LLP
Julia Zhu-Morelli- Reed Smith

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