Two Nossaman Practice Chairs Recognized Among "Minority Leaders of Influence"

01.25.2021
Los Angeles Business Journal

Patrick Harder, Chair of the Infrastructure Group, and Alfred Smith, Chair of the Water Group, were recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) in its “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” supplement. The supplement features a select group of L.A. County’s leading minority attorneys that are “particularly stellar” and act as trusted advisors to their clients while contributing to the region’s business and legal communities on a daily basis.

The LABJ highlighted Patrick’s work serving as lead counsel to public agencies on some of the “most technically complex Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects in the United States and California…[such as the] Convention Center Renovation and Expansion for the City of Los Angeles and the $7 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at the Los Angeles International Airport.”

The publication lauded Alfred for “successfully litigat[ing] multiple water right adjudications…and secur[ing] more than $750 million worth of contamination settlements in favor of his clients.” It added that he is a “trusted advisor” in a number of areas, including “matters involving water rights, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), Colorado River and Pueblo rights, recycled water and water resource development.”

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