Thank you for attending the 2nd Annual AAC RISE event. Click here to view photos of the event. Click here to view a video 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, Chief Compliance Office, North America, Chubb
Natacha Carbajal-Evangelista ’04, Assistant Secretary for Labor & Workforce, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Jane Chuang ’05, Partner, Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP
Deneen L. Donnley ’92, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, USAA
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, Partner, Burgher Gray Jaffe LLP
Andy Hinton ’89, VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Google Inc.
Shawn Johnson ’02, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Safari Energy, LLC
Azeema Mohaideen ’04, Senior Business Development Manager, McDermott Will & Emery 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, Director of Compliance - Legal Department, Empire State Development
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, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, The Western Union Company
John Owens, Jr. ’04, serves as legal counsel to an Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court
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, Chief Diversity Office & Global Head of Talent, Goldman Sachs
Drew Valentine ’93, Vice President, People & Culture, IBM Analytics
Michael Yim ’05, Partner, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
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