Ms. Porter is a founding member of Gurne, Porter & Baulig, and PLLC\ where her
practice focuses on representing and advising small and medium sized businesses and non-profit
organizations. She advises and counsels educational and health care organizations in a wide
variety of matters including compliance audits, contract reviews, and regulatory matters. Prior to
joining the firm in 2000, she was a partner at Andrews & Kurth, a Texas based law firm.
Ms. Porter was President of the Women’s Bar Association of DC (1 989-90) and the
Women’s Bar Foundation (1 993-96); she served as Treasurer of the Bar Association Foundation;
Chair of the DC Bar Nominations Committee and was a member of Ethics Committee and the
Steering Committee for the DC Bar’s Summit on Women in the Legal Profession.
Ms. Porter graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 1983 and
received her undergraduate degree from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Porter was an officer of the Australian Department of Foreign
Affairs and served at Australian Embassies in Manila and Washington DC.