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MARCH 11, 2014 – Rochelle Spandorf, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been honored as one of the "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in franchise law by Who’s Who Legal.

The publication, which conducts international research to identify "the foremost practitioners" in business law, described Spandorf as "tremendously thorough and flexible” and “at the top of her game."

Spandorf was one of only 10 franchise lawyers around the world included in the recent ranking, and the only woman among those in the U.S.

"We are thrilled to have this further recognition for Shelley’s collaborative negotiating style and commitment to client service," said Mary Haas, partner-in-charge of Davis Wright’s Los Angeles office.

Spandorf has more than 30 years of experience representing franchisors, manufacturers, licensors, suppliers, franchisees, and distributors in their domestic and international expansion and strategic development. She concentrates her practice on a broad spectrum of transactional and regulatory matters for clients in all industry sectors, from startups to mature public companies.

She is nationally ranked by Chambers USA among franchise attorneys and is regularly recognized by other research organizations such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. She was selected as a "Franchise Times Legal Eagle" for 2011 and 2013 by Franchise Times Magazine.

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