Thank you for attending the 3rd Annual AAC RISE event. Click here to view photos of the event. We hope to see you at another event soon!
Contact: Brenda Gill '95
AAC Mission Statement
The mission of the Alumni Attorneys of Color (“AAC”) Affinity Group is to build an active and engaged community of Black, Hispanic/Latino, and South/East Asian Fordham Law alumni and enhance their connection with one another and the Law School community at large. The AAC also serves as a vehicle to further the professional development of its members by providing networking opportunities and a forum to exchange ideas and business opportunities. The AAC is committed to mentoring current law students and partnering with the Law School in its goal to foster an inclusive educational environment where diverse backgrounds and experiences are respected, welcomed and celebrated.
AAC Steering Committee Members
Michael Blackshear ’99, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Ryan Specialty Group
Natacha Carbajal-Evangelista ’04, Assistant Secretary for Labor & Workforce, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Jane Chuang ’05, Associate Counsel, Common Living Inc.
Deneen L. Donnley ’92, SVP, Con Edison
Edgar De Leon ’98, Principal, The De Leon Firm, PLLC
Nitza Milagros Escalera, Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiatives and Student Affairs, Fordham Law School
Veronica Escobar ’03, Principal and Owner, The Law Offices of Veronica Escobar
Mauricio Espana ’03, Partner, Dechert LLP
Brenda L. Gill ’95, Deputy General Counsel, Sandata Technologies, LLC
Andy Hinton ’89, VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Google Inc.
Shawn Johnson ’02, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Safari Energy, LLC
Azeema Mohaideen ’04, Associate Director of Business Development, Wiley Rein LLP
Romelia Leach ’06, (formerly) Development and Project Management Director, Hearts of Gold
Robin Lenhardt, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
William Malpica ’00, Partner, Martin LLP
Benson V. Martin ’00, Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk and Compliance, New York State Department of Financial Services
WillaJeanne McLean ’86, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Tracey McNeil ’99, Ombudsman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
William Min ’90, EVP and General Counsel, RELX, Risl & Business Analytics
John Owens, Jr. ’04, Principal Law Clerk, New York State Unified Court System
Leah Ramos ’04, Regulatory Compliance Counsel, Structure Tone
Jeanne Samuels ’87, Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Private banking, HSBC Bank USA, N.A
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri ’02, Partner, CHRO, TPG Global
Drew Valentine ’93, Vice President, People & Culture, IBM Analytics
Michael Yim ’05, Partner, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
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