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Latonia Williams Named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List

June 6, 2013

Latonia Williams has been named by Lawyers of Color (LOC) to its inaugural Hot List honoring early- to mid-career diverse attorneys in the Eastern Region. Hot List honorees were selected from nominations by mentors, peers and colleagues as well as extensive research of attorneys with noteworthy accomplishments. Ms. Williams is among a select group of only 100 attorneys chosen to receive this distinction.

As a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Ms. Williams represents creditors (including franchisors, insurance companies and financial institutions) in bankruptcy cases and handles creditors’ rights matters in commercial litigation throughout the United States. She also has extensive experience representing the interests of clients in fraudulent transfer and preference actions.

In addition to her substantive work on behalf of clients, Ms. Williams frequently takes on leadership roles in the firm and in professional associations. Currently, Ms. Williams serves on the firm’s Hiring and Diversity Committees. She is the Vice President of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, an organization in which she previously served two terms on the Board of Directors, and is Secretary of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court. Ms. Williams also mentors several law students through the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Mentor Program and tutors elementary school students through the firm’s association with the Fred D. Wish School in Hartford. Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and Howard University.  

Lawyers of Color promotes exceptional attorneys of color through its social media platforms (including On Being A Black Lawyer) and has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists.
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