Sean Andrade – Endorsements


I am proud to have the full support of my amazing wife, Monica, my three daughters, Daniela, Lucia and Sarita, my fellow law partners at Baute Crochetiere & Maloney, and so many friends and colleagues from around the country. With pleasure, I share with you two personal endorsements:

As a Past President of HNBA, I am proud and pleased to endorse you as a candidate for HNBA President. Your long commitment to HNBA, as evidenced by your many contributions, most recently as Convention Chair of the LA Conference, make it quite clear to me that you would do an excellent job furthering HNBA’s mission. More importantly, the respectful and inclusive way you work with others has always impressed me. I have no doubt that you would do a tremendous job of leading HNBA’s executive team to the next level.

Wishing you great success.
Robert Mendez (’85/86)

Robert Mendez is past HNBA National President and Senior Vice President of Diversity for Disney/ABC Television Group

You have my heartfelt personal endorsement for HNBA President. You’re successes for HNBA to date are only the tip of the iceberg of what you will accomplish as HNBA President.

Alice A Herald

Alice, a longtime HNBA supporter, is the former Corporate Secretary & Deputy General Counsel of Bank of America.

HNBA Founders

1. John Huerta, HNBA Co-Founder, Former General Counsel, Smithsonian Institute
2. Cruz Reynoso, HNBA Co-Founder & First HNBA President
3. Donato Tapia, HNBA Co-Founder

HNBA Past Presidents

4. Gilbert Casellas, President (1984-85), Former Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Dell, Inc.
5. Robert Mendez, President (1985-1986), Senior Vice President, Diversity, Disney ABC Television Group
6. Greg Vega, President (1997-1998), Shareholder, Seltzer Caplan
7. Carlos Singh, President (2002-03)
8. Nelson Castillo, President (2005-06)
9. Victor Marquez, President(2007-08)

National Leaders & Mentors

10. Thomas Saenz, MALDEF President & General Counsel, 2006 Ohtli Award Recipient; California
11. Alice Herald, Former Secretary & Deputy General Counsel, Bank of America; North Carolina
12. Justice Carlos Moreno, Associate Justice of California Supreme Court (ret.), Former MABA President; CA
13. Jose Padilla, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, 2003 Recipient of Ohtli Award
14. Andrew Segovia, In-House Counsel, General Motors Corp., Michigan
15. Joseph Chairez, California State Bar Board Member, Past President OC HBA, Baker Hostetler, Costa Mesa; California

Current National Candidates

16. Maria Fernandez, HNBA National Finance Chair, Latino Justice PRLDEF Board Member, In House Counsel, IBM; New York
17. Cynthia Mares, HNBA National Secretary; Assistant Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
18. Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Former VP of Sections & Committees, General Counsel, Illinois
19. Elia Diaz-Yaeger, Co-Chair, 2011 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference, New Orleans, LA
20. Mauro Wolfe, Board Member, Latino Justice/PRLDEF, Candidate for VP of External Affairs, Duane Morris, NY
21. Larry Valdiviezo, Co-Chair 2010 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference, In House Counsel, Verizon; California

Current Latina Commission Chairs

22. Sylvia Torres-Guillen, Current Co-Chair HNBA Latina Commission, Co-President Latina Lawyers, MABA Foundation Board Member
23. Josefina Fernandez-McEvoy, Current Co-Chair HNBA Latina Commission, Board Member, HNBA Legal Education Fund, NJ Capital Advisors
24. Silvia Argueta, HNBA Current Latina Commission Member, Executive Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Current Section & Committee Chairs

25. Sergio Garcia, Chair, HNBA Business Law Section, Former Regional President (Northern CA), Partner, Reed Smith; California
26. Tico Almeda, Chair, Employment Law Section, Sanford Wittels & Heisler; Washington, D.C.
27. Joaquin G. Avila, Chair, HNBA Civil Rights Committee, Executive Director, National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative & Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Seattle University, School of Law; Seattle, Washington

HNBA Board of Governors & Leaders

28. Martin E. Garza, HNBA VP of External Affairs (2006-2007); Past President, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas; Partner, K&L Gates; Texas
29. Jose Ortiz, Former HNBA VP of Regions, President of Dallas Hispanic Bar Association; Texas
30. Gelvina Stevenson, HNBA Regional President (New York), Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
31. Ramon de la Cruz, HNBA VP (2005-06); HNBA Regional President (New Jersey) (2000-05); President HBA New Jersey (1998-99), In House Attorney, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New Jersey
32. Ken Trujillo, 2005 Ohtli Award Recipient, Past President, Pennsylvania HBA, Former HNBA Regional President (Penn./Del.), Founder, Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards, LLC; Pennsylvania
33. Marco A. Gonzalez, Jr., President HBA New Jersey (1997-98), HNBA 2004 Convention Planning Committee, Duane Morris LLP, Newark, NJ
34. Daniel Gandara, HNBA Board (1996-97), Chair, 1997 HNBA National Convention, HNBA Supreme Court Committee (2001-06), Past President and Board of Latina/o Bar Ass’n of Washington, HNBA Lawyer of the Year Award 1997, Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, Seattle, Washington
35. Julio Zapata, Former Regional President (Arizona/Nevada), Partner, Fennmore Craig; Arizona
36. Francisco Augilar, Past Dep. Regional President (Arizona/Nevada), General Counsel, Agassi Foundation; Arizona
37. Armando Castro, Former HNBA Treasurer, Partner Reed Smith
38. Javier C. Rivera, Dep. Regional President (So. Cal.), Fox Rothschild
39. George Mestre, Past Regional President (Florida), Co-Chair Miami Mid-Year Conference, Rivero Mestre; Miami, Florida
40. Cristal DeHerrera, Dep. Regional President (Colo., Kansas, Neb., Wyo); Colorado
41. Eric Gutierrez, Past HNBA Dep. President (DC, MD, VA, WV); Washington, D.C.
42. Araceli Campos, Dep. Regional President (So. Cal.), MALDEF
43. Linda Wayner, HNBA Dep. Regional President (New York), New York
44. Awilda Marquez, Former HNBA Dep. Regional President (Colo., Kansas, Neb., Wyo); Colorado
45. Donald Urrabazo, Co-Chair 2010 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference, HNBA Regional President (So. CA), Urrabazo Law Group; California
46. Manny Perrera, Dep. Regional President (So. Cal.), Akin Gump
47. Eduardo Rivas, Dep. Regional President (So. Cal.), NBC Universal
48. Carmen M. Segarra, HNBA National Policy Chair, Former Regional President (New York)
49. Natacha Carbajal, Dep. Regional President (New York); Co-Chair, 2008 Moot Court Competition, Baker Hostetler; New York
50. Adrienne Valencia Garcia, Dep. Regional President (New York), Counsel IBM Corporation, Northeast Region; New York
51. Josue R. Fuentes, Esq., Past National President of the Law Student Division, Assistant District Attorney of Santa Clara County
52. R. Samuel Paz, HNBA Lifetime Member, Civil Rights Attorney, Los Angeles, CA
53. Fernando Bohorquez, Jr., Dep. Regional President (New York), 2011 Recipient of HNBA Top 40 Award, Baker Hostetler; New York.
54. Gamaliel B. Delgado, Dep. Regional President (New York) and NY Regional Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, New York.
55. Neysa Alsina, HNBA NY Region Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, New York

Affiliate Leaders

56. Nydia Menendez, Founding Member and Past President, Puerto Rican Bar of Association of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
57. Estuardo Rodriguez, Past Board Member, HBA DC, Principal, The Raben Group, LLC; Washington, DC
58. Edward Flores, Past President, Puerto Rican Bar Association of NY, Krez & Flores, LLP, New York
59. Frank Valverde, Treasurer, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, Rivkin Radler LLP New York
60. Monica Guardiola, Board Member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, King Greisen LLP; Colorado
61. Norma Garcia Guillen, Past President Orange County HBA, Sheppard Mullin, Costa Mesa, CA
62. Javier Vargas, VP Puerto Rican Bar Association of NY, Chief Appellate Court Attorney, First Department New York Supreme Court, New York
63. Cristina Felix, Former President, Latina Lawyers Bar Ass’n, CA
64. Judy Perez, Past President Latina Lawyers Bar Ass’n, Past President MABA, Law Offices of Judy Perez
65. Richard Ceballos, Past President, Hispanic National Prosecutors Association, Office of District Attorney for Los Angeles County; CA
66. Eric Alderete, Past Board Member of MABA LA and OC HBA, In House Counsel, US Bank, Irvine, CA
67. Luis Rodriguez, Past President MABA LA, LA County Office of Public Defender; CA
68. Edward Torpoco, Former President, S.F. La Raza Lawyers Association, In House Counsel, EBay
69. Eva Plaza, President, HBA DC (1998), The Plaza Law Group
70. James Aguirre, Past MABA Board Member, In House Counsel, Automobile Club of So. California
71. Raul Ayala, Former President MABA, Federal Public Defender
72. James Blancarte, Former MABA President, Partner, Alvarado & Smith
73. Steve BeltranSecretary, MABA, Beltran, Beltran, Smith, Oppel & MacKenzie, LLP
74. Victor Acevedo, President MABA LA, LA County Public Defender
75. Cindy Panuco, MABA Board Member, Hadsell Stormer
76. Rigoberto Arrechiga, President MABA LA, LA County Office of Public Defender
77. Richard Chacon, Past MABA Board Member, Law Offices of R. Chacon


78. Deborah Escobedo, Recipient of HNBA Award for Excellence in Public Service (1998), Youth Law Center, Staff Attorney; SF
79. Emilio Gonzalez, LA Convention Planning Committee, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
80. Jorge M. Torres, Founder, Torres Venture Law Group LLC, New York
81. Luz Herrera, Founder of  Community Lawyers, Inc., Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
82. Natalie A. Pierce, Partner, Littler Mendelson, SF, CA
83. Rodrigo Vasquez, In House Counsel, Fox Cable Networks
84. Tanya Guzman, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
85. Camilo Echavarria, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP,
86. Vibiana Andrade, LA Convention Committee, General Counsel, Los Angeles County Office of Education
87. Francisco Ochoa, LA Convention, Planning Committee, Mayor Brown
88. Steven J. Reyes, Former MALDEF Voting Rights Attorney, Kaufman Legal,
89. John G. Yslas, LA Convention Planning Committee, Partner, Foley & Lardner
90.Rafael Bernardino, LA Convention Planning Committee, Partner, Hobson Dungog
91. Rey Rodriguez, In House Counsel, Disney ABC Television
92. Alfredo Sanchez, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Banamex USA
93. Carlos A. Singer, Willenken, Wilson, Loh & Lieb, LLP
94. Jessica Uzcategui, Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise
95. Dino Barajas, Partner, Akin Gump
96. J. Anthony Borrego, Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn
97. Carlos Chait, Esq., Former President, La Raza de Loyola Law School
98. Illeana Hernandez, Partner, Manatt Phelps
99. Adrian Andrade, Chair CRLA Board of Directors, Santa Maria, CA
100. Maria Audero, LA Convention Planning Committee, Paul Hastings
101. Dennis Hernandez, Luna Glushon
102. Irma L. Martinez, Alvarado Smith
103. Magda Herrera, Sr. Fund Development and Communications Officer, Impact Capital Seattle, WA
104. Francisco Flores, O’Melveny & Meyers LLP
105. Tanya Guerrero, CARECEN
106. Thomas A. Delaney, Sedgwick LLP
107. Antonio Villegas, Los Angeles County Office of Public Defender
108. Zinelle October, Associate Director for Students Chapters, American Constitution Society, Washington, DC
109. Irma Hernandez, NLRB
110. Dennis Vega, Partner, Sedwick LLP, Newark, NJ
111. Richard Lorenzo, Hogan Lovels, Miami
112. Gustavo Membiela, Hunton, Miami
113. Loura Alaverdi, Baker Hostetler, NY
114. Mario Trujillo, Past MABA President, Deputy District Attorney

HNBA Affiliate Endorsements

Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York
Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Bar Association
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Bar Association
Dominican Bar Association
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

Updated July 7, 2011