Quarles & Brady: Attorney named 2009 Latina Attorney of the Year by Hispanic National Bar Association

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady is pleased to announce that Cristina Hernandez-Malaby has been named Latina Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The award was presented September 5, 2009, at the HNBA’s 34th Annual Convention and First Judicial Summit.

Hernandez-Malaby is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation group, focusing on complex litigation involving publicly-traded companies and financial institutions around the country. She has extensive experience representing her clients in federal and state class actions, securities investigations and litigation and post-merger disputes. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe College.

“Cristina is an exceptional lawyer with the strategic, legal and client skills to place her among litigation leaders nationwide,” said John Daniels Jr., chairman of the firm. “As a Hispanic woman, she has made great strides that allow her to serve as a role model for many who aspire to a career in law.”

HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. Since its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by promoting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing.

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples, Fla.; and Milwaukee and Madison, Wis. The firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at http://www.quarles.com.