FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – 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.