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Marwa Elzankaly: 2009 'California Lawyer' Attorney of the Year

California Lawyer magazine has named Partner, Marwa Elzankaly, and 42 other attorneys around the state to receive the thirteenth annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards. Their achievements had a significant impact in 2008, or their work is expected to have such an effect in the coming years. The awards recognize 22 accomplishments in 13 areas of legal practice. The honored attorneys include sole practitioners, attorneys from international law firms, government attorneys, and a law school professor.

Civil Rights Achievement: As a result of Elzankaly’s successful litigation on behalf of a Malaysian student at Stanford, airline passengers included in the government’s "no-fly list" can challenge the list before a federal judge and jury and argue that it violates their constitutional rights.