About Alana L. Porrazzo

Alana Porrazzo is a commercial litigator whose primary practice areas include fidelity and surety law and construction law. Her practice emphasizes defending bond claims and bad faith allegations, litigating performance defaults, prosecuting subrogation and indemnity claims, and representing sureties in principal and Indemnitor bankruptcies.

Alana began her legal career at a private law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she represented sureties and contractors in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings. She joined Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod in April 2018.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • New Mexico
  • Louisiana
  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Western District of Louisiana
  • Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Alana L. Porrazzo

Education
  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana J.D. (2016), cum laude
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut B.A. (2009)
Honors & Awards
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Student Writing Competition (winner), 2017
  • Ray Forrester Award for Constitutional Law, 2014
languages
  • French and beginning Croatian
Classes & Seminars
  • Speaker, “Bonded Contractors and Bonded Construction Contracts in Bankruptcy Court,” State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section (December 2021)
  • Speaker, “Far Away From Neutral Shores: Initial Decision Maker Maladministration,” Midwest Surety and Construction Claims Conference (July 30, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Just Answer the Question! The Surety’s 30(b)(6) Deposition,” Western States Surety Conference (June 25, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Taking the Sting Out of Bankruptcy: Practical Scenarios Faced by the Contract Surety,” ABA Fidelity and Surety Law 2021 Virtual Midwinter Conference: Construction Lawyer as Disaster Artist (February 4, 2021)
  • Speaker, “Apologies from Arizona: Thirty Years after Dodge,” Western States Surety Conference (Seattle, April 26, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers,” National Business Institute (New Orleans, March 2018)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Arizona

  • Construction Law Section, Member and Young Lawyer Division Representative to Executive Committee (2021-22 term)

American Bar Association

  • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2018–present), Law Division Bankruptcy Subcommittee Co-Chair and YPS co-chair (2020-present)
  • Member, Forum on the Construction Industry (2017–2019)
Published Works