Fort Lauderdale – Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, announced that Partner Maritza I. Gomez has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Latina Commission by HNBA President Jennifer Salinas.
The HNBA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that plays an integral role in the monitoring and advancement of substantive legal issues that impact Hispanic legal professionals and the U.S. Latino population at the local, state, and federal levels.
The HNBA created the Latina Commission in 2008 to study, and remedy, the status of Latinas in the legal profession who suffer the lowest representation of any racial or ethnic group as compared to their overall presence in the nation. An exclusive group, the Latina Commission consists of just 20 in-house and private firm attorneys (in addition to the two Co-Chairs) that are selected by the HNBA President each year.
“This year’s team is strong,” said Gomez. “We have a good mix of attorneys from across the nation that each bring different experiences, concerns, and ideas on how we can push advancement in the industry. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to stand alongside my fellow legal professionals and work to make a difference and establish a stronger voice for the Hispanic legal community.”
Gomez has been involved with the HNBA for many years, previously serving as one of HNBA’s Deputy General Counsel for Employment Law Matters and Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section.
In her legal practice, Gomez is a Partner in Kelley Kronenberg’s Fort Lauderdale office, concentrating her work on Employment and Labor Law. She has experience representing national and local corporations in all areas of labor and employment law in Florida and Puerto Rico. More specifically, Gomez handles matters involving Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, Florida Minimum Wage Act, Florida Whistleblower Act and Puerto Rico employment laws.
About Kelley Kronenberg
Kelley Kronenberg is a diverse business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 130 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of nine offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the top 20 largest law firms in Florida by Florida Trend and the Daily Business Review, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com.