Hispanic National Bar Association President Announces General Counsel and National Advisors

Sarah Ramirez, sramirez@hnba.com, (202) 223-4777

September 17, 2012                                                   

Hispanic National Bar Association President Announces General Counsel and National Advisors

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is honored to announce the appointment of General Counsel and other leadership by Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President.

As he takes the helm of the HNBA, Mr. Reyes has appointed Pedro Torres-Díaz, Partner at Jackson Lewis LLP, as HNBA General Counsel. Mr. Torres-Díaz will re-serve as HNBA General Counsel, and was previously Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the HNBA, as well as the voting representative on the HNBA Board for the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he was a Partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department of a leading law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a frequent and featured speaker on Labor and Employment issues.

Additional appointments included Deputy General Counsels who serve in the HNBA Office of the General Counsel: Christina Sarchio, Krista Krahn, Niza Motola, and Rafael Zahralddin. Deputy General Counsels assist the General Counsel and the HNBA National President with specific issues within the General Counsel’s purview.

In addition, Mr. Reyes made appointments to other key positions that will assist in developing and executing HNBA programs and initiatives throughout the year. The senior advisor appointments are as follows:  Nuris Portuondo, National Finance Chair; Zuraya Tapia-Hadley, White House Liaison; and Robert Raben, Chair, Judicial Endorsements Committee.

“I am delighted by the HNBA members who have agreed to fill these key leadership roles on the HNBA,” said Mr. Reyes. “They are proven leaders and trusted advisors who have shown an ongoing commitment to fulfilling the mission of the HNBA and have expressed a strong interest in furthering our goals for this year.  I am honored to count on their support and leadership as we work toward laying the foundation for the future success of the HNBA.”

Qualified HNBA members may express their interest in filling a national leadership appointment by submitting a cover letter and résumé to Peter M. Reyes, Jr. HNBA President, at Peter_Reyes@cargill.com.


The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, non-partisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, and law students of Hispanic descent in the United States and its territories.  For more information about the HNBA, please visit www.hnba.com.