Porrazzo
Alana L. Porrazzo
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Areas Of Practice

  • Surety & Fidelity
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Securities Litigation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Proceedings
  • Business Law
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Overview

Bar Admissions

Education

Published Works

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

Classes and Seminars

Languages

Ms. Porrazzo is a commercial litigator whose primary practice areas include surety and fidelity and construction law. Her practice emphasizes defending bond claims and bad faith allegations, litigating performance defaults, prosecuting subrogation and indemnity claims, and representing sureties in principal and indemnitor bankruptcies.

Ms. Porrazzo began her legal career at a private law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she represented sureties and contractors in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings. She joined Jennings Haug Cunningham in April 2018.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • New Mexico

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 2009

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Student Writing Competition (winner), 2017
  • Ray Forrester Award for Constitutional Law, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Subcommittee
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2019-present)
    • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Law Division (2019-present)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, Member

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, “Far Away From Neutral Shores: Initial Decision Maker Maladministration,” Midwest Surety and Construction Claims Conference (July 30, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Just Answer the Question! The Surety’s 30(b)(6) Deposition,” Western States Surety Conference (June 25, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Taking the Sting Out of Bankruptcy: Practical Scenarios Faced by the Contract Surety,” ABA Fidelity and Surety Law 2021 Virtual Midwinter Conference: Construction Lawyer as Disaster Artist (February 4, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Apologies from Arizona: Thirty Years after Dodge,” Western States Surety Conference (Seattle, April 26, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers,” National Business Institute (New Orleans, March 2018)

Languages

  • French
  • Croatian