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Women Of Influence: Attorneys


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Welcome to the 2021 edition of our annual special supplement honoring LA’s most influential women attorneys. According to the American Bar Association, 37% of practicing attorneys today are women – and that number will continue to move toward balance when you consider that law school enrollment is currently 54% female.

Los Angeles is truly a national leader when it comes to influential women – and the field of law is no exception. There are some particularly stellar attorneys in the LA region who happen to be women and we’ve alphabetically listed some of the very best of them here, along with details about their careers, practices and relevant recent successes they’ve achieved.

The women covered in these pages have been recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.

Congratulations to the extraordinary women included this year and thank you for your contributions to the people and businesses of our region.

Women Of Influence: Attorneys
Angela Agrusa – DLA Piper
Kalley Aman – Buchalter
Jessica Babrick – Weinstock Manion
Monica Baumann – Scali Rasmussen, PC
Koren Bell – Larson LLP
Gina Bibby – Withersworldwide
Keri Borders – Mayer Brown LLP
Sarah Brooks – Venable LLP
Diane Cafferata – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Alyssa Caridis – Orrick
Gina Cavalier – Cooley LLP
Vicki Chou – Hueston Hennigan
Amy Churan – Robins Kaplan LLP
Monisha Coelho – AlvaradoSmith, APC
Michelle Cooke – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Elizabeth Cousins – Nossaman
Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks – Proskauer Rose LLP
Robyn Crowther – Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Alexis Crump – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Mara Curtis – Reed Smith LLP
Marissa Dennis – Allen Matkins
Rita Diaz – Hahn & Hahn
Lorraine (Lori) Echavarria – WilmerHale
Allison Etkin – Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
Marta Fernandez – Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Rachel Fiset – Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP
Tanya Forsheit – Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Deborah Fox – Mayers Nave
Barbara Gadbois – Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt
Michelle Gasaway – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Abirami (Abi) Gnanadesigan – Dykema Gossett PLLC
Gali Grant – Glaser Weil LLP
Vanja Habekovic – Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Linda Hatcher – Theodora Oringher PC
Terri Hilliard – Terri Hilliard, PC
Shawn Holley – Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump LLP
Nancy Inesta – BakerHostetler
Robbin Itkin – Sklar Kirsh LLP
Kirsten Jackson – Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Sally James – Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Arwen Johnson – King & Spalding LLP
Barbara A. Jones – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Ashley Jordan – Reed Smith LLP
Beth Kase – Fenton Law Group
Christianne Kerns – Hahn & Hahn
Liz Klebaner – Nossaman
Linda Kornfeld – Blank Rome LLP
Lori Kozak – Fox Rothschild LLP
Carolyn Kubota – Covington & Burling LLP
Irene Lee – Russ August & Kabat
Dominique Shelton Leipzig – Perkins Coie LLP
Molly Lens – O’Melveny & Myers LLP
L. Rachel Lerman – Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Rachel Lowe – Alston & Bird
Jana Lubert – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Bethany Lukitsch – McGuireWoods LLP
Marina Manoukian – ADLI Law Group
Natalie Martirossian – Goodwin
Debra Meppen – Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Linda Michaelson – Sheppard Mullin
Janice Miller – Miller Haga Law Group, LLP
Virginia Milstead – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Megher & Flom LLP
Consuelo (Beatrice) Nunez-Bellamy – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Arameh O’Boyle – Mintz
Abigail (Abby) O’Brient – Mintz
Kelley Olah – Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Ann Park – Foley & Mansfield
Elisa Paster – Glaser Weil LLP
Stacy D. Phillips – Blank Rome LLP
Alison Plessman – Hueston Hennigan LLP
Robyn Polashuk – Covington & Burling LLP
Jennifer Post – Thompson Coburn LLP
Hilary Potashner – Larson LLP
Brenda Radmacher – Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Elsa Ramo – Ramo Law PC
Angela Reddock-Wright – Reddock Law/Judicate West
Tana Ryan – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cortney Shegerian – Shegerian Conniff LLP
Monica Shilling – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Stacey J. Shin – Kaufman Legal Group
Lara Shortz – Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Laura D. Smolowe – Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Julia Strickland – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Casey Sypek – Miller Barondess, LLP
Jade Turner-Bond – Nixon Peabody LLP
Emily Burkhardt Vicente – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Tanya Viner – Buchalter
Laura Washington – Latham & Watkins LLP
Donna Wilson – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Liat Yamini – Jones Day
Debra Wong Yang – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Annita Zhong – Irell & Manella LLP

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