Sandra Gonzalez de Greenberg Traurig named Latina Commissioner by the National Hispanic Bar Association
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB)
22 November 2021
Sandra GonzÃ¡lez, shareholder of Austin Office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed Latin American Commissioner for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). As Commissioner, Gonzalez will play a pivotal role in advancing the issues that impact Latinas in the legal profession.
âI am passionate about increasing the representation of Latinos within the legal profession and providing them with the support and resources to be successful. As a Latina in the legal profession, the missions of the HNBA and the Latina Commission are the ones close to my heart, âsaid Gonzalez. âIt is an absolute honor to serve as the Commissioner of the HNBA Latina and I look forward to working alongside an amazing group of individuals. “
Since its founding in 1972, HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and helping generations of lawyers succeed, according to its website. The Latina Commission aims to inform and shape the policies and priorities that affect female lawyers and the legal culture in which they practice, creating forums for the exchange and expression of the views of Latino lawyers, and serving as a voice to defend these points of view.
Commissioners are appointed by the president of the HNBA for a one-year term. As a member of the organization, Gonzalez presented the fight against corruption at the 2020 HNBA Corporate Legal Counsel Annual Conference and Convention and participated in the Latina Executive Leadership Program in 2019/2020. In 2021, she volunteered in the HNBA’s judicial approval process and was named to the 2021 HNBA “Top Lawyers Under 40” list.
At Greenberg Traurig, Gonzalez is co-chair of the company’s Latino Affinity Group, Somos GT (We are GT). The group brings together the Latin American community and its firm allies and provides a forum for all lawyers to make connections, build relationships and share ideas.
Gonzalez, lawyer at the firm White Collar Advocacy and Special Investigations Practice, focuses his practice on international corporate compliance issues and more specifically on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act. Gonzalez helps clients around the world design, develop and implement anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures consistent with the elements of an âeffective compliance programâ in accordance with US Department of Justice (DOJ) guidelines and of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
About the Greenberg Traurig Diversity Initiative: Since its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a unique and diverse company built on fairness, equality and authenticity. As part of its action plan for social, racial and economic justice, the company has committed $ 5 million over five years to fight systemic racism and support impoverished communities. Additionally, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus certification, administered by The Diversity Lab and by local, national and global publications and organizations, including Chambers and Partners. The Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With around 130 attorneys from Texas to Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the business, legal and government communities of Texas. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to meet their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state using the firm’s global platform. Texas lawyers are experienced in areas key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare healthcare, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 lawyers at 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity and innovation, and is consistently ranked among the largest US firms on Law360 400 and among the Top 25 on Am Law Global 100. The firm is carbon neutral net for office energy consumption and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus. The Web: http://www.gtlaw.com
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