Quarles & Brady: Attorney selected to the inaugural class of the HNBA/ACC pilot project for Latina lawyers

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (September 8, 2010) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady is pleased to announce that Cristina D. Hernandez has been selected to the Inaugural Class of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and the Association of the Corporate Counsel (ACC) Pilot Project on Value-Based Skills: Equipping the Next Generation of Latina Corporate Practice Leaders.

Ms. Hernandez, a partner in the Firm’s Milwaukee office, practices in the Commercial Litigation Group. She focuses on complex litigation involving traded companies and financial institutions around the country and has extensive experience representing her clients in federal and state class actions, securities investigations and litigation, antitrust investigations and post-merger disputes. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her A.B. degree, cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe College.

The HNBA has partnered with the ACC to implement an executive leadership training program for leading Latina lawyers. The project will include an estimated 50 Latina HNBA members from the private sector and several corporate chief legal officers who will collaborate with a top notch faculty to present an interactive “Master Class” in Value-Based Law Firm Management Skills. This exclusive Executive Leadership Training Program is being offered as part of the ACC’s Value Challenge Initiatives and speaks to the mission of the HNBA’s Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession of furthering the advancement of Latinas in the profession.

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The HNBA serves as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular. The HNBA promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provides them with financial assistance, develops mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of information among Hispanics involved in all segments of the legal profession, provides continuing legal education for attorneys and provides testimony before Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies on issues of concern to Hispanics.

The ACC is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe. With more than 25,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 70 countries, the ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.

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 and Tampa, 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.