Avanti Bakane and Daniel Sanchez-Behar Named to Lawyers of Color’s “Hot List”
Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles – Avanti D. Bakane and Daniel Sanchez-Behar, respectively attorneys in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, have been named to Lawyers of Color’s (LOC’s) inaugural Hot List, which includes 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Midwest Region, as displayed in the Lawyers Of Color's Inaugural Hot List Issue 2013.
Honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. LOC’s selection committee reviewed nominations — which were accepted from mentors, peers, and colleagues — and researched bar publications and legal blogs to identify promising candidates. LOC also made editorial picks based on its research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.
Ms. Bakane represents clients in commercial litigation, professional liability defense, class actions and consumer litigation. She is the 2013 Vice President of Events of the Indian Bar Association of Illinois (IABA), and a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Ms. Bakane is proficient in Spanish and Marathi.
Mr. Sanchez-Behar represents clients in a variety of litigation matters. He focuses his practice in professional liability and litigation of commercial, business, employment and real estate matters.
Lawyers of Color, which was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center, the company has grown into a social media firm providing research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to clients.