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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year

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David Gindler is a partner in Milbank’s Los Angeles office with over 35 years of expertise

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year

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Tchienyonnoh Katuri Kaye of Tucker Huss (an ERISA and employee benefits firm) focuses her practice primarily on qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and plans of tax exempt entities and public schools and universities, including 403(b) and 457 plans.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year

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Jennifer Hagle is on the Executive Committee of one of the country’s most distinguished global law firms, Sidley Austin, and is recognized as one of the top transactional bankruptcy lawyers in the country.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Public Company of the Year

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As a woman of color and the daughter of two immigrant parents, Sabina Clorfeine overcame a number of obstacles and has had a very successful career to date.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Large Private Company of the Year

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Dawn Haghighi serves as general counsel & privacy/compliance officer at PCV Murcor Real Estate, Hightide Settlement, and VRM Mortgage Services (RIHC), and as an independent director at Elevate Services.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Mid-Sized Private Company of the Year

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Michael Marchand graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2011.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Growing Private Company of the Year

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Jason Lee is the son of immigrants that escaped China during the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Nonprofit of the Year

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Malissia Clinton is the senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary for The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace), the preeminent federally funded research and development center for the space enterprise, including the U.S. Space Force.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Rising Star of the Year

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After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law and working as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Nikita Patel joined Fashionphile at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Government/Municipal of the Year

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Joseph Brajevich was born in Split, Croatia and learned English at the age of four after he and his parents immigrated to the United States to take up residence in San Pedro.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Corporate Attorney of the Year

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Pippa Bond is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ nationally recognized Capital Markets practice.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Litigation Attorney of the Year

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Janet Kwuon’s trial prosecutor experience for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office helped prepare her to now lead high-stakes multi-district litigation, class actions and coordinated actions on behalf of her pharmaceutical and medical device company and higher education institution clients, including serving as UCLA’s trial counsel in the Los Angeles Superior Court Coordinated Proceeding, Olympus America Duodenoscope Litigation (JCCP 4885), arising from a high-profile infection outbreak at global hospitals including UCLA.

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2020 Leaders in Law Honoree: Real Estate Attorney of the Year

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Greenberg Glusker partner Steven Lurie advises and represents developers, investors, borrowers and lenders in a variety of real estate transactions. In the past year, he was the lead lawyer on over $2.5 billion in transactions involving real estate in 25 states.

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How EV Maker Fisker Scored With Wall Street

Shortly after its Oct. 30 debut on the New York Stock Exchange, electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. was valued at about $2.9 billion.

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LABJ Insider: A Holiday Season Like No Other

So, this is how Los Angeles does the holidays now, with late-night curfews and curbside retail pickup and empty outdoor dining areas.

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SpaceX Sets Mark for Rocket Reuse

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully reused a first-stage rocket booster for the seventh time during a launch last week that deployed another 60 satellites as part of its ambitious Starlink program.

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Multifamily Portfolio Sells for $142 Million

Raintree Partners has purchased a multifamily portfolio for $142 million from an unnamed private seller.

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MeUndies Secures $40 Million Investment From Provenance

MeUndies Inc. received a fresh injection of capital this month to expand its popular online underwear subscription service.

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Anastasia Reaps Benefits From Global Digital Push

Anastasia Beverly Hills Inc. has figured out a way to increase international sales.

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Capricor, ImmunityBio, City of Hope Make Progress on Covid-19 Vaccines

Local biotech teams are making progress on their Covid-19 vaccine candidates.

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