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Los Angeles Business Journal Names Nicole Janigian Simonian and Emily Kuwahara to “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” List

Los Angeles – January 31, 2022: Los Angeles Business Journal named Crowell & Moring partners Nicole Janigian Simonian and Emily Kuwahara to its 2022 “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list. The list recognizes the significant achievements of minority attorneys who are “considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region.”

Simonian is co-chair of the firm’s International Trade practice and Global Mobility Lead and has over 20 years of experience working as a strategic advisor for a wide range of clients, from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 multinational conglomerates, on their market entry and global business expansion throughout Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. She is an advisory to the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a cross-office group dedicated to the recruitment, retention, professional development, and advancement of female lawyers. The publication highlighted how she “saw early on the importance of establishing a dedicated response team to address the COVID-19 pandemic [and] was a founding member of the firm’s COVID-19 Working Group.”

Kuwahara is a member of the Litigation Group and has an active trial and appellate practice. She has represented defendants in a patent inventorship dispute, breach of contract actions, business torts, antitrust and consumer class actions, unfair competition law and other complex business disputes. LABJ highlighted her efforts “leading the defense to the [The Regents of the University of California’s] COVID-19 vaccine policy.”

To view the full “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list, click here.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist