Ankura is proud to announce that Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, a Senior Director based out of Ankura's New York office has been elected to serve as Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) Region II covering the state of New York.
The HNBA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Established in 1972, the HNBA has been an advocate within the legal profession on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community living in the U.S.
The HNBA's 19 Regional Presidents are members of the HNBA's Board of Governors who will focus on fulfilling the organization's mission of working to create opportunities and provide resources for Hispanic individuals to succeed in the legal profession.
Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, Senior Director based out of Ankura’s New York office, is a licensed attorney in New York State and brings more than 11 years of experience curating diverse teams of legal experts to support clients and create an environment that fosters ideas, encourages conversation, and elevates the collective. Throughout her professional career, both in and out of the law, Patricia has advocated for initiatives that promote and incentivize diversity. She's authored numerous articles published by the American Bar Association regarding diversity in the law and minority recruiting and is an active council member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model-Global Advisory Council. Patricia was also recently appointed as one of the Latina Commissioners for the National Hispanic Bar Association.
"During these next two years as President, I plan on focusing on the overall wellness and uniqueness of our community. Unifying and working together with other organizations will allow us to gain strength and continue to move the needle forward, not just in the legal space, but in the professional world as a whole. In the words of Claudia Brind-Woody, 'Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things'."
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