HNBA National President, Miguel Alexander Pozo
September 9, 2013 –Miguel Alexander Pozo, Esq., a brand lawyer and litigation partner at Lowenstein Sandler PC, was sworn in as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) during the HNBA’s 38th Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
“We have accomplished much in the 41 years since the HNBA was founded. However, more remains to be done. Next year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 yet we are reminded of how critical the work of this Association continues to be: the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this summer in Shelby v. Holder, the continued fight to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and our ongoing efforts to diversify the profession and the judiciary, to mention a few,” said Mr. Pozo. “But while darkness may be found in some areas, we are comforted knowing that we can all be a light in the darkness. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.’ Through the HNBA, and working with our strategic partners nationally and locally, we can make a difference.”
Miguel Alexander Pozo has been an active leader in the HNBA since being elected to its Board of Governors in 2004. He served as HNBA National Finance Director (2011-12) was co-chair of the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference and 17th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition, held in Jersey City, New Jersey, in March 2012. The record-breaking conference, which marked the HNBA’s 40th Anniversary, drew 800 attendees. Mr. Pozo also served for four years as the HNBA Regional President for New Jersey – Region III (2008-2011).
He began his career at Lowenstein Sandler as a summer associate in 1996 and worked his way through the ranks becoming a partner in January 2007. He is a brand lawyer and business litigator with more than 14 years of experience representing Fortune 500 corporations, businesses, and non-profit organizations in federal and state court litigation. A leader within the firm, Mr. Pozo serves as Editor-in-Chief of DiversityisNatural.com, a web site and initiative of Lowenstein Sandler dedicated to fostering the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession. He is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and helps to coordinate its Summer Associate Program.
Mr. Pozo’s work in the legal profession and in his community has earned him numerous honors and distinctions, including “2011 Professional Lawyer of the Year,” awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and two “Forty Under 40″ honors in 2009 awarded by the New Jersey Law Journal and NJBiz magazine. Miguel was also included on Latin Trends magazine’s 2009 “Latino Trendsetters” list. His other honors include the Boy Scouts of America’s “Scouting…Vale La Pena!” award and Essence magazine’s 2008 “Do Right Man” award, which recognized 50 men from across the country for their achievements and commitment to community service.
Mr. Pozo earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, where he was Managing Editor of Rutgers Race and the Law Review, and his B.A. from Hofstra University. Mr. Pozo has also received honorary degrees from Bloomfield College (Doctor of Laws) and Phoenix School of Law (Juris Doctor). He delivered keynote addresses during commencement ceremonies at each institution.