January 22, 2024

Misty Sanford, West Coast Chair of Willkie’s Real Estate Department, and Marina Torres, partner in the White-Collar Defense and Investigations & Enforcement Practices, have been named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys 2024.”

Los Angeles Business Journal recognized them among the “standout minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the L.A. region.”

Misty Sanford is a leading real estate lawyer with a broad transactional practice covering the full lifecycle of real estate assets. The publication noted her experience handling complex transactions for marquee clients including premier institutional investors, private equity firms, developers, multinational corporations, REITs, foundations, non-profits and individual entrepreneurs. A leader in the legal community, Misty has also been recently recognized by the Mexican American Bar Foundation and UCLA School of Law for her mentorship, civic leadership and pro bono contributions.

Marina Torres is an experienced litigator focused on government and corporate internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, congressional inquiries, and complex civil litigation. A former federal prosecutor, Marina served as lead or co-lead in over 30 trials in federal and state courts, and has received numerous accolades over the course of her career, including honors from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Huffington Post and the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. She was also recently profiled by the Daily Journal in an article about the diversity and growth of Willkie’s White-Collar Defense group.

View the Los Angeles Business Journal “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys 2024” here.