Lowenstein Sandler Partner Miguel Alexander Pozo Sworn In as President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association

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For Immediate Release
August 25, 2012

Lowenstein Sandler Partner Miguel Alexander Pozo Sworn In as President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association

(August 27, 2012) – Miguel Alexander Pozo, Esq., a brand lawyer and litigation partner at Lowenstein Sandler PC, was sworn in as President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) during the HNBA’s 37th Annual Convention in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mr. Pozo will serve a one-year term as President-Elect before taking the helm of the HNBA at next year’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Pozo has been an active leader in the HNBA since being elected to its Board of Governors in 2004. Most recently, he served a one-year term as HNBA National Finance Director (2011-12) and was responsible for chairing the HNBA’s National Finance Committee, charged with ensuring the financial viability and sustainability of the HNBA.

Mr. Pozo was also Co-chair of the 2012 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 drew 800 attendees and helped mark the HNBA’s 40th anniversary. He also served for four years as the HNBA Regional President for New Jersey – Region III (2008-2011).

Mr. Pozo 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. His work includes counseling clients on trademark, fashion law, and brand protection issues. Mr. Pozo also litigates matters involving business torts, contract disputes, employment litigation, and consumer fraud class actions. He specializes in representing clients in the high-end, luxury goods industry and has worked with some of the most recognizable brands in the industry.

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.

About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students and other legal professionals in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding in 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose careers in the law and by promoting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.

For more information, please visit http://www.hnba.com.