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Daniel L. Spivey, an Associate in Los Angeles and member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team, was recently named to the National Black Lawyers –Top 40 Under 40 list in California.

Being named to the 40 Under 40 list is an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.

The National Black Lawyers is a professional honorary organization composed of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers who represent individuals and businesses in the American legal system. Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity. The National Black Lawyers is one of very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top black attorneys and is designed to enhance the professional development of its members.

According to its press release, with the selection of Mr. Spivey by The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, he has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and performance in his areas of legal practice. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 is an essential source of networking and information for black attorneys throughout the nation. The final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding black lawyers chosen to represent their state.

“I am truly honored to be included in this prestigious group that includes so many outstanding professionals and colleagues in the field of law," said Mr. Spivey. "The NBL is an impactful organization and I look forward to working within this impressive network to not only network with some of the best lawyers in the country and continue to grow my practice but to leave a positive mark by promoting diversity in the industry as a whole.”

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