Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, February 9, 2005


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S. Nancy Whang Named to Planning Panel by Hahn


By a MetNews Staff Writer


S. Nancy Whang, an attorney with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, has been named to the Central Area Planning Commission by Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn.

Whang, 34, will serve a five-year term on the commission, which reviews land use decisions in the central area of the city. The position is unpaid.

Whang is a 1993 graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts and earned her law degree from UCLA five years ago. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation as well as banking, Uniform Commercial Code, and insurance matters, including bad faith actions.

She joined the firm in 2003, having previously been a litigation associate at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.

During her academic career, Whang served as an Immigrants’ Rights Project law clerk for the Public Counsel of Los Angeles. Prior to law school, she served on Rep. Jane Harman’s staff, both locally and in Washington, D.C.

The law firm’s managing partner praised the appointment.

“We are proud of Nancy’s appointment as a city commissioner,” Paul H. Irving said yesterday in a statement. “Her experience in both the public and private sectors will greatly benefit the Commission and the Downtown community. Manatt is deeply committed to public service and we encourage our lawyers to be involved in their communities.”


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