Mintz is pleased to announce that Managing Member of the firm’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Member Ralph A. Campillo have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys list in recognition of their significant contributions to the Los Angeles business and legal community at large. Both attorneys were profiled in the Los Angeles Business Journal's special edition published on January 25.
Mr. Briones is an experienced trial lawyer with a robust national practice. He represents clients across a variety of industries including financial services, building products, retail, pharmaceuticals, automotive, professional sports, food and beverage, petroleum, chemical manufacturing, health care, high technology, and higher education, and has served as lead defense counsel on over 400 alleged class actions in state and federal courts across the country. Under Mr. Briones’ leadership, Mintz’s Los Angeles office has grown sevenfold and developed additional capabilities in specialty practice areas. Mr. Briones has also led the way in promoting the firm’s diversity initiative and its commitment to community service out of the Los Angeles office. In his Minority Leaders of Influence profile, the Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted Mr. Briones’ formative years as the son of immigrant farm workers, noting that “his hard work ethic at an early age was the fuel that helped him succeed later in life.”
Mr. Campillo is a nationally renowned trial attorney with more than four decades of experience representing life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical device, and manufacturing companies in mass torts and all forms of complex litigation, including product liability, commercial disputes, and class actions. He is a sought-after speaker and presenter on trial techniques, discovery strategies, protective orders, and other cutting-edge issues in pharmaceutical and medical device law. In his Minority Leaders of Influence profile, the Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted Mr. Campillo’s Cuban background and pursuit of the American dream. With regards to his legal practice, the publication noted: “since his arrival [at Mintz], he has shaped the Product Liability Practice into a powerhouse team serving Mintz’s deep roster of sophisticated clients.”
For coverage in the Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys issue, the Los Angeles Business Journal accepted nominations from readers, the legal profession, and businesses throughout the region. From there, the publication narrowed down those considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene, while serving as trusted advisors, along with maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.
Significantly, both Mr. Briones and Mr. Campillo have previously been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Minority Attorneys list — Mr. Briones in 2018 and 2020, and Mr. Campillo consecutively from 2018-2020.