After a rigorous review process, the HBNA’s Awards Committee selected 28 highly qualified winners from across the country. The “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award honors accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.
Irene Oria, HNBA National President, said, “The award recipients were selected from a record number of 76 highly qualified candidates. The substantial and increasingly larger number of highly qualified nominees every year illustrates that our community is making progress in the areas of law and leadership. But we know that much work remains to be done, and the HNBA will continue to celebrate and highlight our talented lawyers that have distinguished themselves.”
The awards will be presented during the 2020 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Lambert currently serves as President-Elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ), leading initiatives, programs, and public advocacy activities aimed at fostering a more diverse legal landscape and addressing issues that affect the Hispanic community.
“As the son of Cuban immigrants and my family's first college graduate, I am obliged and proud to lead the way towards a more diverse, multifaceted bar,” he said.
Lambert is an active leader in the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including Lowenstein’s Diversity Leadership Network (DLN), which focuses on recruiting, supporting, and promoting attorneys from diverse backgrounds. The DLN identifies and puts in place support to foster the organic development of relationships and mentorships that are critical to each member’s personal brand and professional success.
Lowenstein Sandler is committed to creating a community that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful of differing points of view. In addition to the firm’s internal employee resource groups (such as the DLN), Lowenstein works closely with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity to build pipeline programs to develop diverse lawyers through training, networking, and access to law firm leaders and in-house counsel executives. The firm also offers the Lowenstein Sandler LS Scholars Program, which provides promising, diverse first-year law students with both a paid summer associate position and a scholarship to be used toward their second year of law school.