On January 24, 2022, William Briggs and Belinda Vega were selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys list. This award honors minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region.
Mr. Briggs, a partner in Venable’s West Coast Litigation Group and president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, is recognized as a leading trial lawyer and civil litigator, with extensive experience in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Briggs has been successful in representing some of the most recognizable names in the film, television, music, and sports industries. His clients include actors, musicians, comedians, producers, high-net-worth individuals, athletes, and entertainers.
Ms. Vega, a co-chair of Venable’s West Coast Litigation Group, focuses on complex commercial litigation, including matters involving unfair business practices, contract disputes, and fraud. She also defends employers against false accusations and discrimination, breach of contract, and various other claims while helping them remain in compliance with both California state and federal employment laws. Ms. Vega is a passionate advocate for her clients in the financial services, hotel and hospitality, technology, professional services, consumer products, art, media, and entertainment industries.