Board of Directors




Email Alvin

Alvin Adjei, an Associate at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, focuses his practice on personal injury litigation. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Alvin currently serves as Co-Chair of HYLA's Young Lawyers in Schools Committee, through which he leads significant "Know Your Rights" presentations. In these...

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Email Miriam

Miriam is a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on representing clients in complex commercial disputes as well as energy and environmental matters. Before joining Winston, Miriam was the General Counsel for a chemical company where she managed litigation and negotiated commercial contracts. Miriam earned both her undergraduate and law...

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Email Leslie

Leslie is an associate at Vinson & Elkins in the Complex Commercial Litigation section. Prior to joining the firm, Leslie clerked for the Honorable Brett Busby on the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals. She was a member of the 2016-17 HYLA Leadership Academy Class. As a HYLA Director, Leslie will continue HYLA’s mission in connecting and developing Houston’s young lawyers. Leslie...

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Email Kelly

Kelly Hanen is a litigation associate at Baker Botts. She was born in Houston and graduated from Dartmouth and UT Law. Kelly is an active member of HYLA and serves as a member on the HBA’s Membership and Professionalism committees. As a HYLA Director, Kelly will work to ensure that HYLA continues to do what it does best: provide young lawyers with opportunities to connect in...

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Email Leah

Leah is a commercial litigation associate at Andrews Kurth Kenyon. Leah has been a HYLA member since 2013, serving on the HYLA Board from 2014-2016. Leah graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in 2016, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. When not working, Leah enjoys running and biking the Heights...

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