Friday, September 28, 2012

Welcoming Remarks

Paul L. Perito ’64, President, Harvard Law School Association; Chairman, President and COO Star Scientific, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Andrés W. López ’95, Chairman, HLSA Latino Alumni Committee; President, The Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C.

Proskauer Welcome Luncheon

CEO Roundtable: Top Latinos Leading the Way

Welcome and Sponsor Introduction: Ricardo A. Anzaldua ’90, Member, CLA Planning Committee; SVP and General Counsel for Property Casualty Division, Hartford Financial
Sponsor Remarks: Carlos Martinez ’87, Partner, Proskauer
Moderator: Gilbert Vazquez ’78, Partner, Strasburger & Price LLP
Ramon Murguia ’84, Owner, Murguia Law Office
Diana Derycz-Kessler ’91, CEO and President, Los Angeles Film School

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Plenary Session

The Representation Equation: Latino Leaders in (and Seeking) Elected Office

Sponsor Remarks: Jose A. Esteves, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Moderator: Regina T. Montoya ’79, Member, CLA Planning Committee; Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Hon. Julián Castro ’00, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas
Hon. Joseph Garcia ’83, Lieutenant Governor, Colorado

Locke Lord LLP Concurrent Session

Pro Bono Publico: Latinos Leading in Public Interest and Civil Rights

Sponsor Remarks: Roel C. Campos ’79, Partner, Locke Lord, LLP
Moderator: Juan E. Zúñiga ’92, Founder, Cross Border Law Group, P.C.
John C. Bonifaz ’92, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Free Speech For People;Founder, National Voting Rights Institute
Luz E. Herrera ’99, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jessica G. Price ’08, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Nancy A. Ramirez ’90, Western Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Concurrent Session

Latinos, LLP: Latinos Leading at Firms and as In-House Counsel

Sponsor Remarks: Carmen Corrales ’89, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator: Ricardo A. Anzaldua ’90, Member, CLA Planning Committee; SVP and General Counsel for Property Casualty Division, Hartford Financial
Carlos Martinez ’87, Partner, Proskauer
Tammy Albarrán ’99, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Arturo J. González ’85, Litigation Co-Chair, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Michael D. Marin ’94, Partner, Boulette & Golden LLP
Adriana I. Reyes-Villanueva ’96, Senior Director Legal, PepsiCo, Inc.
Kim M. Rivera ’94, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, DaVita Inc.
Patricia J. Villareal ’80, Partner in Charge, Jones Day

Steptoe & Johnson LLP Plenary Dinner

Successes, Setbacks & Solutions: Latino Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Welcome and Introduction: Juanita C. Hernández ’85, Co-Chair, CLA Planning Committee; Office of the General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission
Keynote: Hon. Julián Castro ’00, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crowell & Moring LLP Plenary Session

The State of Latinos in the Legal Academy

Welcome and Sponsor Introduction: Andrew M. Crespo ’08, Member, CLA Planning Committee; Staff Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Sponsor Remarks: Ashley Riveira ’06, Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP
Raquel E. Aldana ’97, Professor of Law and Director of the Inter-America Program, University of the Pacific
Norma Cantú ’77, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Jorge L. Esquirol J.D. ’89, S.J.D ’01, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
Ileana Porras ’89, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Miami Law School
Jorge A. Ramírez ’90, Associate Dean for International Programs and Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law

A Conversation with the Dean

Introduction: Andrés W. López ’95, Chairman, HLSA Latino Alumni Committee; President, The Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C
Martha Minow, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law

Called to Serve: Latino Leaders in Federal Government

Moderator: Juanita C. Hernández ’85, Co-Chair, CLA Planning Committee; Office of the General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission
Jessica R. Herrera-Flanigan ’95, Partner, The Monument Policy Group
David Lopez ’88, General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Edith Ramirez ’92, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
James Vigil, Jr. ’89, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State

Morrison & Foerster LLP Gala Dinner

Welcome and Sponsor Introduction: Andrés W. López ’95, Chairman, HLSA Latino Alumni Committee; President, The Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C.
Sponsor Remarks: Arturo J. González ’85, Litigation Co-Chair, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
HLSA Award Citation: Paul L. Perito ’64, President, Harvard Law School Association; Chairman, President and COO Star Scientific, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
HLSA Award Presentation to Joaquin G. Avila ’73, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director, National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, Seattle University School of Law
Keynote: Mario L. Baeza ’74, CEO, The Baeza Group, LLC