Michelle Cooke, Manatt's Chief Diversity officer and leader of the IP Protection & Enforcement practice, and Victor De la Cruz, leader of the Firm’s Land Use practice, were once again recognized on Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys list. The 2022 list celebrates the legal achievements of each professional who serve as go-to advisors in the Los Angeles community.
Cooke's profile highlights her work as a prominent legal consultant to major global clients, helping IP owners build, protect and monetize their assets on an international scale, as well as in the digital realm. She was also noted for her achievements surrounding her unique business-oriented advising style. This is the fifth year and fourth consecutive time Cooke has been recognized on this list.
In his profile, Los Angeles Business Journal emphasized De la Cruz's accomplishments throughout his nearly 20-year long career, noting his popularity as an advisor for entitlements and California Environmental Quality Act issues for companies and organizations in Southern California, often guiding them through complex and high-profile developments. This is the fifth time Los Angeles Business Journal has included De la Cruz on their top minority attorneys list.
To see the full 2022 Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys list, click here.