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July 10, 2014

Corban Porter Named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List
WSHB Senior Associate Honored in Western Region

Los Angeles, CA (July 9, 2014) – Corban Porter, a Senior Associate at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue to be released July 28, 2014. The Western Region honorees, including Porter, will also be celebrated at a reception hosted by the San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis on July 23, 2014. The Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California is also expected to attend.

Porter specializes in the areas of business and commercial litigation, professional liability defense, premises and general liability and construction law, representing a number of large local and national homebuilders in a variety of disputes involving single and multi-family residential developments. Corban graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2009 where he was a member of the George Washington University Civil Litigation Clinic, providing pro bono legal representation for lower income residents in the District of Columbia. This year’s honorees on the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee reviewed nominations and researched 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.

Lawyers of Color was initially founded as “On Being A Black Lawyer” but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, we have the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.

About Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

Founded in 1997 by David F. Wood, Kevin D. Smith, Stephen J. Henning and Daniel A. Berman, WSHB is today one of the fastest growing firms in the United States. WSHB currently employs 150 attorneys in 15 offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington. WSHB is also one of the most diverse firms in the country. Approximately 44% of WSHB attorneys are female, 42% of WSHB partners are female, and 25% of WSHB attorneys are minority. With active practices in medical malpractice and healthcare, commercial, construction, environmental, professional liability, employment, real estate, transportation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation, WSHB’s attorneys have tried over 860 cases to verdict with a 92% success rate. For more information: Deborah Lawrence, 760-809-2622, dms_lawrence@hotmail.com.

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