Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez (LL.M.'19) Elected To Serve as Region II President of the Hispanic National Bar Association

September 9, 2022

Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez (LL.M.'19) Elected To Serve as Region II President of the Hispanic National Bar Association


Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez (LL.M.'19) was recently elected Region II President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). Region II serves members of the HNBA in New York. She was sworn in during the National Hispanic Bar Conference in Washington, D.C., on September 9, 2022.

In addition to earning her LL.M. in Litigation Management from Baylor Law in 2019, Diaz-Rodriguez earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University and holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. The Senior Director for Ankura Consulting Group, she's the author of numerous articles published by the American Bar Association on the topic of diversity in the law and minority recruiting. She is an active council member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model-Global Advisory Council and frequently writes on issues related to E-Discovery and cybersecurity.

“We are very proud of Patricia and the multiple ways in which she is focused on serving as a leader for improving our legal profession,” noted Jim Wren, Co-Director of the Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. “Her new role as Region II President of the Hispanic National Bar Association is a crucial part of these efforts.”

Established in 1972, the HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of over 65,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories.

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