As we begin our celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15 to October 15, we come together to honor the rich history, diverse cultures, and invaluable contributions of individuals whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. At MoFo, we believe that our strength lies in our diversity. Our Latinx colleagues bring a unique blend of talents, perspectives, and experiences that enrich our work and drive our success. This month, we take a moment to fully recognize and appreciate the remarkable contributions made by the Latinx community.
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we recognize our Latinx Affinity Network Liaisons: class action and commercial litigation partner Alexis Amezcua, and partner and co-chair of the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Group Alfredo Silva.
We will also highlight the instrumental role of, and significant contributions made by, our Latinx associates at MoFo, by featuring stories about transactions associate Daniel Gonzalez and litigation associate Zachary Maldonado on our MoFo+ blog.
MoFo Affinity Networks are cross-office groups of attorneys and business professionals who share a particular affinity. The Latinx Affinity Groups meet on a regular basis, both virtually and in person, to network and build community among members. Within the networks, the partners meet frequently to help further the firm’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) strategy as it relates to talent development, with a particular focus on recruitment, retention, and advancement.
The firm's strategic priorities with regard to diversity and inclusion include (1) attracting the most talented diverse attorneys, (2) developing and engaging our diverse talent, (3) enhancing workplace inclusion, and (4) partnering with our clients where possible to further D+I in the legal industry. The Latinx Affinity Network aims to further the firm’s commitment to D+I by focusing our efforts on raising awareness around the unique experience of navigating the professional space as a Latinx attorney/employee and by actively supporting the recruitment, engagement, retention, development, and advancement of our Latinx employees across the firm.