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Sep. 25, 2023

Diverse Perspectives

Marina Torres and Koren Bell say their ethnicity and legal experience give them an edge.

From left: Koren Bell and Marina Torres at the Los Angeles office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Justin L. Stewart / Special to the Daily Journal

A former federal public defender and a former federal prosecutor have teamed up to launch a new white collar defense practice group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's Los Angeles office.

"I call her my work wife," Marina A. Torres, a former Central District assistant U.S. attorney, said with a chuckle about Koren L. Bell, who worked for nearly a decade in the Federal Public Defender's Office in Los Angeles.

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