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With Cinco de Mayo inching ever closer, the Hispanic National Bar Association has announced its Top Lawyers under 40.
The news comes at a good time as it reminds everyone that the upcoming holiday isn't just an excuse to drink and party. Cinco de Mayo is about celebrating Latino heritage. It's about recognizing all the accomplishments and contributions Latino people have given to the world.
And the following HNBA honorees this year embody the leadership skills and intelligence every young lawyer needs to succeed.
Juan A. Arteaga, Associate, Simpson Thatcher (New York, NY)
Flor Bermudez, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Staff Attorney, LAMDA Legal Defense Fund (New York, NY)
Christian A. Garza, Senior Corporate Counsel, Citgo Petroleum Corporation (Houston, TX)
Marlene S. Gomez, Associate, Ballard Spahr (Philadelphia, PA)
Krista Contino Krahn, Senior Law Clerk, Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington D.C.)
Richard J. Montes, Partner, Mauro Lilling Naparty (Great Neck, NY)
These young attorneys were nominated and selected to receive the prestigious HNBA Top Lawyers under Forty Award. Each of them has distinguished themselves in their respective practices.
They come from all legal areas. From private practice to government work to academia and public interest, these six individuals are among the brightest young Latino lawyers in the country.
So this Cinco de Mayo take a moment to remember why it's a day truly worth celebrating. Think of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Top Lawyers under 40 and the example they've set.