Yesenia Gallegos and Prince Thomas Named New Co-Chairs of Fox Rothschild’s Diversity CommitteeJuly 7, 2014 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce new co-chairs of the firm’s Diversity Committee:
- Yesenia M. Gallegos – Los Angeles, CA
- Prince Altee Thomas – Philadelphia, PA
Gallegos and Thomas succeed:
- Marilou E. Watson – Blue Bell, PA
- Gregory B. Williams – Wilmington, DE
Fox Rothschild’s Diversity Committee spearheads initiatives to promote firm-wide diversity and inclusiveness. The committee is comprised of attorneys and other professionals within the firm’s national network of offices who offer a variety of insights into successfully incorporating diversity throughout the firm.
“Diversity is integral to the culture at Fox, and Marilou and Greg pioneered many firmwide programs that helped move our diversity initiatives forward,” said Mark L. Silow, Fox’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “I am pleased to welcome Yesenia and Prince to their new roles and am confident they will sustain and build upon the hard work and dedication of Marilou and Greg.”
Gallegos currently serves as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HBNA) Regional President for Southern California and recently chaired the HNBA’s Annual Charity Tennis and Golf Classic. Additionally, she served as the national chair of the Women’s Leadership Conference, which was held in conjunction with the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Mid-Year Corporate Counsel Conference in New Jersey.
Gallegos focuses her practice in labor and employment matters, including advising clients in areas such as, protecting trade secrets, non-compete agreements, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment claims, executive employment agreements, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force.
Thomas is one of the Fox Rothschild members on the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) and a member of the Board of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, which provides bankruptcy counseling to the indigent. He previously chaired the Minority Bar Committee (MBC) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is the current co-chair of the MBC Community Outreach Subcommittee. He was recently cited for his six years of service as a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Thomas’ practice involves debtors’ and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, representation of individuals and businesses with federal, state, and local tax compliance issues, school district tax claims in bankruptcy, representation of student loan lenders and guarantors, representation of commercial and real estate lessors and title insurance company claims in bankruptcy, civil and commercial litigation.