Yesenia Gallegos Chairs National Women’s Leadership Conference

March 5, 2012 – Press Releases

Yesenia Gallegos, a labor and employment attorney in Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles office, is currently serving as the national chair of the Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the Hispanic National Bar Association of New Jersey (HNBA-NJ) and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), which will be held at the Westin Newport Hotel in Jersey City, NJ on March 31.

The conference, held in conjunction with the HNBA’s 2012 Midyear Corporate Counsel Conference, will include a workshop on personal branding in the legal profession presented by Cristina Benitez, Director of Latino Media and Communication at DePaul University and Founder and President of Lazos Latinos. The Conference will also include a panel discussion titled "Latina's in the House...and in the Senate," which will feature multiple Latina senators and other leaders who will share their experiences with respect to holding public office, make the case for why more Latinas should run for public office and offer resources available to Latinas interested in such positions.

Among those attending are attorneys in private and public practice, community leaders, corporate leaders and executives, and in-house counsel.

Gallegos focuses her legal practice in labor, employment and business litigation, including class actions pending in state and federal court. She also advises clients and provides training in areas such as protecting trade secrets and covenants not to compete; wage and hour law; discrimination and harassment claims; executive employment agreements; leaves of absences; and reductions in force (WARN Act, Cal WARN Act).

In 2010, Gallegos was one of 50 Latina lawyers selected from across the country to participate in Inaugural Class of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HBNA) Value-Based Training Program, which focuses on providing clients with competitive, value-added legal services.

She earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2003 and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000.