Elizabeth Sperling and Sam Park, partners in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, have been named among the most influential minority attorneys in Los Angeles.
In its 2019 supplement of the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys,” the Los Angeles Business Journal honored Sperling and Park among a select group of attorneys that it notes is “particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region, along with maintaining professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business and legal community at large.”
Sperling was recognized for her experience representing financial services institutions such as banks, mortgage servicers, and lenders in defense of consumer litigation. Active in minority and women’s organizations that are devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession, she works with diverse law students and associates within the firm and has volunteered for and mentored diverse students in the SCS Noonan Scholars program, which helps high-achieving, low-income underrepresented students from South Central Los Angeles gain admittance to and graduate from top colleges and graduate schools. She also co-chairs the firm’s California Diversity Committee.
Park was honored for his experience representing companies in high-stakes class actions, complex commercial cases and arbitrations, and regulatory matters. He has defended clients in a wide range of industries, including insurance, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. He also advises clients through nationwide class actions arising out of claims for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, breach of contract, fraud, and consumer protection statutes and has defeated such class actions both at the class certification stage and on the merits. He is also active in several organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession.
The Los Angeles Business Journal is a weekly publication that examines the many ways the Los Angeles economy operates. The “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” report is published annually, and honorees are selected based on nominations from readers and legal experts from law firms and businesses in the Los Angeles area.