Byron Gee and Yukiko Kojima Recognized as "Minority Leaders of Influence"

Los Angeles Business Journal

Byron Gee and Yukiko Kojima were recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) in its “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” supplement. In the introduction to this supplement, the LABJ writes, “Last year almost 50% of the California attorneys who passed the bar were minorities, which means the future looks bright in terms of a continued increase in diversity in the legal profession. Los Angeles, in particular, is truly a national leader when it comes to influential minorities – and the field of law is no exception.”

The supplement features a select group of L.A. County’s leading minority attorneys that are “particularly impactful in the legal scene” and act as trusted advisors to their clients while contributing to the region’s business and legal communities on a daily basis.

Byron is praised for representing clients “in trial courts and administrative hearings on all areas of water rights and environmental law” and specializing in “the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, the Hazardous Substance Account Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act and the California Porter Cologne Act. [He] also provides counsel in administrative proceedings and defended claims based on Federal, State and local air quality regulations, as well as water rights disputes.”

Yukiko is highlighted for offering clients “unique experience with highly innovative alternative delivery strategies for large-scale infrastructure projects in the U.S. because of her deep knowledge of national best practices as well as Canada’s mature P3 market.” The LABJ also notes, “She primarily advises public agencies in the use of methods such as P3 and design-build, but also represents private-sector participants on select projects.”

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