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Quarles & Brady to Sponsor Phoenix Alumni Chapter’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Lecture Series

PHOENIX, ARIZ. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that it will be a sponsor of the Phoenix Alumni Chapter’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute lecture series this month. Labor & Employment Group associate Marian M. Zapata-Rossa will present the opening remarks and introduce the guest speaker, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Gonzales is the first Hispanic to be named United States Attorney General, serving from 2005 to 2007 under President George W. Bush. Before his appointment, Gonzales led the White House Office of Legal Counsel. Prior to serving in the White House, he was a partner at the international law firm of Vinson and Elkins, in Houston, Texas, and later served as a Texas Supreme Court Justice. Gonzales will discuss national security, executive power, and Latinos in the legal profession, among other topics. The lecture series will be held at the Sandra Day O’Connor United States Courthouse on February 26, 2014, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., in Phoenix.

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In 1978, a small group of Hispanic members of Congress established CHCI to develop the next generation of Latino leaders with a clear vision of a strong America made possible with the many contributions of educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of U.S. society. This vision was founded on three cornerstones for success: education attainment and college access, leadership development programs in D.C. and access to a powerful network of Latino leaders in the United States. Today, CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country, firmly rooted in the same three mission cornerstones laid by our founders: educate, empower, connect.