Attorneys in both of McGuireWoods’ Los Angeles offices have been recognized
among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys
Sabrina Beldner, a top labor and employment litigator in the firm’s Century City office,
Hamid Namazie, managing partner of the downtown Los Angeles office and national thought
leader on debt finance and commercial lending, were honored in this year’s
The Business Journal noted in its profile of Beldner that her
clients call her their “Swiss Army Knife” for her versatility and
effectiveness in high-stakes employment matters. It notes her leadership
roles in the firm, including serving on both its Recruiting and Diversity
& Inclusion Committees, in addition to chairing its LGBT Lawyer
“I am honored to be included among such esteemed Los Angeles lawyers, and
to carry the flag for McGuireWoods, a firm that embraces diversity and
inclusion,” Beldner said.
Of Namazie, the journal noted his representation of a major U.S. bank in
some of its largest and most innovative financing deals and his role as a
pre-eminent advisor to trade groups and legislatures across the country as
they enact lending disclosure laws that could shape the commercial lending
landscape years into the future.
“This recognition speaks to the intense focus that McGuireWoods lawyers
have on their clients’ needs and goals every day, and I am proud to be seen
as an example of that,” Namazie said.
McGuireWoods’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee chair Ava Lias-Booker
added, “We are proud of Sabrina and Hamid’s many accomplishments as leaders
of the firm and in the legal profession.”