Kathy Huang, partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, and Pam Privett, partner in the firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, have been named among the most influential minority attorneys in Los Angeles.
In its 2020 “Top Minority Attorneys” feature, the Los Angeles Business Journal honored Huang and Privett among a select group of only 64 attorneys that it notes are “particularly impactful and who maintain the highest professional and ethical standards in the LA region.”
Huang was recognized for her experience representing clients facing major exposure and bet-the-company litigation. Known for providing valuable and strategic solutions to her clients and having a deep understanding of their business goals, her work includes several significant class action victories for life insurance companies, automotive platforms, nutrition and product supplement companies, and major sports apparel retailers and manufacturers. Recently, she helped resolve an action against a prominent life insurer that was accused of negligent hiring, supervision, and retention and securities fraud by a private action trust seeking to recoup investment losses resulting from a Ponzi scheme run by an independent general agent through his non-insurance business.
Privett was honored for her 35 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex commercial real estate property transactions. She has served as the lead attorney for transactions relating to every phase of real estate property acquisition, development, management, financing, leasing, and sale. Regularly advising clients on the risk allocation and due diligence aspects of their transactions, she is also well versed in the design and management of large multisite transactions. Additionally, she has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and closing real property purchases and sales; commercial, retail, office, industrial, and special-use leases; option arrangements; rights of first refusal and rights of first offer; loan workouts and restructurings; letters of credit; foreclosures; and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
The Los Angeles Business Journal is a weekly publication that examines the many ways the Los Angeles economy operates. The “Top Minority Attorneys” report is published annually, with honorees selected based on nominations from readers and legal experts from law firms and businesses in the Los Angeles area.