Yesenia Gallegos Named Among 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers in the U.S. for Second Consecutive Year by Latino Leaders MagazineDecember 14, 2016 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that, for a second consecutive year, Yesenia M. Gallegos has been named among the 25 most influential Hispanic lawyers in the United States by Latino Leaders Magazine, a national publication devoted to connecting and showcasing Latino/a leaders.
The distinction is accorded to American-based Latino/a attorneys who display leadership and strength both inside and outside the courtroom and who have demonstrated a strong commitment through their legal practice to the Latino/a community.
Among her many activities in the business community, Gallegos presented at the 14th annual Latina Conference, hosted by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine, as part of a business panel. She was also named among the 2016 Latinas of Influence by the magazine in 2015.
Additionally, Gallegos is a long-standing and high-profile member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). She is currently a member of the HNBA’s Latina Commission, created to study and remedy the status of Latinas in the legal profession who continue to experience the lowest representation of any racial or ethnic group as compared to their overall presence in the nation. Gallegos also served as the HNBA’s Regional President for Southern California from 2013-2014 and received the HNBA’s “Regional President of the Year” award in 2014 for her contributions in that role.
A partner at Fox Rothschild, Gallegos co-chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee. As co-chair, she oversees and participates in numerous initiatives aimed at the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse attorneys. She is also an active speaker and has spoken at national conferences on the topics of diversity in the legal profession and the need for professionals to have mentors and sponsors to help their career trajectory. Known for her professional excellence, integrity, leadership and commitment to the legal and Latino/a community, Gallegos is renowned as a mentor to other junior attorneys throughout the firm.
In her legal practice, Gallegos handles labor and employment matters and advises clients in areas such as restrictive covenants, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, executive employment agreements, leaves of absence, and high risk employee terminations. As a litigator, she represents Fortune 500 Companies and small employers in class actions and single plaintiff employment litigation in federal and state court, and before administrative tribunals.
Gallegos received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.