June 1, 2021
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that associate Latosha M. Ellis has been recognized as one of Business Insurance’s 2021 Break Out Award winners. The magazine’s Break Out Awards honor 40 top professionals each year who are “on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field.” Business Insurance reviewed hundreds of nominees from across the country, all of whom have worked in commercial insurance or related sectors for under 15 years. Out of those hundreds, Ellis was selected as one of the 40 honorees for 2021.
Ellis regularly counsels and represents clients on all major forms of commercial insurance coverage. In addition to her litigation success and excellent client service skills, she is a leader, both in the firm and in the legal community, as an accomplished author, lecturer and presenter at numerous seminars throughout the country. Ellis not only serves as a mentor to young attorneys at the firm, but she is also a board member of the University of Richmond Law School Alumni Board (currently serving on a three-year term) and a planning member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) professional development committee. Additionally, she co-chaired the 2021 ABA Insurance Coverage and Litigation Committee Annual CLE Conference, for which she implemented new diversity and inclusion standards and ensured several program sessions geared towards young lawyers. Her commitment to diversity is evident in her service on the executive board of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and as an alum of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Young Lawyer Leadership Program. Other recognitions of hers include being named as the firm’s 2019 Pathfinder for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, a 2019 Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Washington, D.C. by The National Black Lawyers and a 2020 Up & Coming Lawyer by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.