Alana L. Porrazzo

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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 Waterfall in April 2018.

Bar Admissions


New Mexico


U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude (2016)

Yale University, B.A. (2009)

State Bar of Arizona, Member

  • Construction Law Section – Executive Council (2021-Present)
    • Member-at-Large (2022–2024)
    • Young Lawyers Division Representative (2021–2022)

American Bar Association, Member

  • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, Member (2018–Present)
  • Law Division – Bankruptcy Subcommittee (2020–Present)
    • Co-Chair (2020–Present)
    • YPS, Co-Chair (2020–Present)
  • Forum on Construction Law, Member (2017–2019)
  • Recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers® as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star (2023)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2023–2024)
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Student Writing Competition, Winner (2017)
  • Ray Forrester Award for Constitutional Law (2014)
  • 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)
  • French and beginning Croatian

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.