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Anna Maria Tejada and Jose Ramon Gonzalez Anna Maria Tejada, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr who chairs the Hispanic National Bar Association’s PODER25 initiative, left, and Jose Ramon Gonzalez, general counsel for CNA Insurance, a past member of the PODER25 initiative who currently serves as an adviser to the group, right. Courtesy photos.

Of all the general counsel overseeing legal departments for the 500 largest corporations in the U.S., a mere 2.8% are Latino. This translates to 14 GCs. 

The Hispanic National Bar Association aims to increase that number to at least 20 by the year 2025 through its novel PODER25 initiative, which launched in 2018. Since then, the HNBA has been creating a pipeline for Latino attorneys aspiring to top lawyer seats.   

Phillip Bantz

Phillip Bantz is a reporter for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @PhillipBantz.

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