Western Region Hot List 2014

Picture 2Lawyers of Color has named 100 minority attorneys from the Western Region to its Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys excelling in the legal profession. These distinguished attorneys will be feted at a reception at the San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis on July 23rd. The honorees, who are in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners, were chosen through a two-pronged process. Theselection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives. Honorees will also be profiled in the Hot List 2014 Issue. The digital version will be released on July 28, 2014. The names of this year’s Western Region honorees are listed below:

Special Guest & Honoree

The Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

Hot List Honorees

Abbye Atkinson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher San Francisco, CA
Allina M. Hightower Rutan & Tucker Costa Mesa, CA
Amanda Hairston Farella Braun + Martel San Francisco, CA
Andrea Douglas Gordon & Rees Los Angeles, CA
Andy Nguyen Farella Braun + Martel San Francisco, CA
Andy Mar Microsoft Seattle, WA
Angelo L. Primas K & L Gates Los Angeles, CA
Annie Jhun Bullivant Portland, OR
Audrey Jing Faber Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Los Angeles, CA
Brian Fong Gordon & Rees LLP San Diego, CA
Carlton Davis District Attorney Sacramento, CA
Carmen-Nicole Cox Downey Brand Sacramento, CA
Carrie Zhang Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear Irvine CA
Cassandra Seto O’Melveny & Myers LLP Los Angeles, CA
Chris Young Keker & Van Nest San Francisco, CA
Christina Anh Ho Smith Freed Portland, OR
Ché C. Dawson Karr Tuttle Seattle, WA
Cometria Cooper University of San Francisco School Of Law Oakland, CA
Corban Porter Wood Smith Henning & Berman Concord, CA
D’Lonra Ellis Gap San Francisco, CA
Daniel Chan Fish & Richardson San Diego, CA
Danielle Moore Burton Davis Polk San Francisco, CA
Denny Kwon Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati San Francisco, CA
Douglas J. Kim Klarquist Sparkman, LLP Portland, OR
Duane Beasley Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Los Angeles, CA
Edward J. Loya Venable LLP Los Angeles, CA
Elliot Hinds Akin Gump Los Angeles, CA
Eric S. Casher Meyers Nave Oakland, CA
Ernest Huang Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch Menlo Park, CA
Gabriel Reynoso Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP San Francisco, CA
Greg Gautam Snell & Wilmer Phoenix, AZ
Justin Griffin Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles, CA
H. Vicky Chen Perkins Coie Seattle, WA
Harvey Jang McAfee/Intel Santa Clara, CA
Hee Sung Yoon Selman Breitman LLP Los Angeles, CA
Helen Hwang O’Melveny & Myers LLP Los Angeles CA
HongDao Nguyen Best Best & Krieger Irvine CA
Hung Chang Adobe Systems San Francisco, CA
Ian Warner Dorsey Seattle, WA
Iman Wilson Dickstein Shapiro LLP Los Angeles, CA
Jabari A. Willis Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Cerritos, CA
Jacob Zuniga Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young Los Angeles, CA
James Goodnow Fennemore Craig, P.C. Phoenix, AZ
James S. Han Paul Hastings Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Ogden Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell Los Angeles, CA
Jen Jinxin Huang Fenwick & West Seattle, WA
Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria Cooley Palo Alto, CA
Jessie L. HARRIS Williams Kastner Seattle, WA
Jin Han Apple San Francisco, CA
John T. Anthony III Seyfarth Shaw Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Yu PG&E Corporation San Francisco, CA
Josias Flynn Riddell Williams Seattle, WA
Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza Porcopio San Diego, CA
Juliet Cho Stoel Rives Sacramento, CA
Karen Henry Davis Wright Tremaine Los Angeles CA
Katina Thornock Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, WA
Kennedy Luvai Parsons Behle & Latimer Boise, ID
Kim Bui Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis Los Angeles, CA
Kimberlei Evans (Dixon) Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard and Smith LLP San Francisco, CA
Kimberly Huangfu Buchalter Nemer San Francisco, CA
Kimvi To Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Portland, OR
Kristy Young Coleman Goodwin Procter LLP San Francisco, CA
Xinlin Li Irell & Manella LLP Los Angeles, CA
Liana Prieto Luther Burbank Savings Los Angeles, CA
Lika Miyake Munger Tolles & Olson LLP Los Angeles, CA
Maria E. Jones Reed Smith LLP San Francisco, CA
Melissa Sladden Chevron Products Company Bay Area
Michael-Bryant Hicks Providence Service Corporation Tucson, AZ
Michele C. Lee Visa San Francisco, CA
Miho Kubota Wells Fargo San Francisco, CA
Miriam Chung Foster Pepper Seattle, WA
Monica Choi Arredondo Reed Smith Los Angeles, CA
Monique E. Liburd Google Inc. Mountain View, CA
Nahla B. Rajan Mitchell Silberberg Los Angeles, CA
Naomi Levelle Haslitt Miller Nash Portland, OR
Nikki Pope Cooley Palo Alto, CA
Paul Choo Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. San Jose, CA
Philip Person Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP San Francisco, CA
Priya Sreenivasan Ross Stores Dublin, CA
Puneet Kakkar Caldwell Leslie & Proctor Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Rossi LA Public Defender Los Angeles, CA
Rafik Bawa eBay San Jose, CA
Rodney C. Pratt NIKE Beaverton, OR
Roger Yuen Foley & Mansfield Oakland, CA
Saidah Grayson Cisco San Jose, CA
Samantha Pak The Boeing Company Seattle, WA
Sarah Perez Buchalter Nemer San Francisco, CA
Shahzad Qadri Wong Fleming Washington, D.C.
Shanae Buffington Employment Development Department Sacramento, CA
Stephen D. Li Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Los Angeles, CA
Suchi Somasekar Western Digital Irvine, CA
Susanna Poon Hanson Bridgett San Francisco, CA
Susanna Lee SYNNEX San Francisco, CA
Tam Nguyen Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez Los Angeles, CA
Tamara Fountain Lane Powell Seattle, WA
Ted Ting Bank of America San Francisco, CA
Theresa Nguyen Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Costa Mesa, CA
Tiffany Woodie PetSmart Phoenix, AZ
Vanessa Lee Gebbie Tonkon Portland, OR
Venus D. Johnson California Department of Justice Sacramento, CA

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