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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- The Harvard Law School Association announced today the appointment of Andres W. Lopez, A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 as Chair of its Latino Alumni Committee. Mr. Lopez will succeed Ricardo A. Anzaldua, J.D. ’90, who previously chaired the committee.
Mr. Lopez has also been deeply involved with Harvard Law School Latino alumni issues. Most recently, he was part of the executive Steering Committee that was responsible for organizing the first-ever Latino Alumni Reunion: “Advancing a National Leadership Agenda,” that took place in Cambridge in April 2007. Mr. Lopez was also part of the pioneering group of Harvard Law students who founded the Harvard Latino Law Review in 1994. After graduation, he served on the Latino Law Review’s Board of Advisors. He is also the president of the Harvard Club of Puerto Rico and chair of its Schools and Scholarships Committee.
Mr. Lopez, a San Juan, Puerto Rico based litigation attorney, recently served in various leadership positions for President Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign, both nationally and in Puerto Rico.
“It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Ricardo and the Latino alumni leaders who have preceded him in this post. I have had a chance to work closely with these Latino leaders, and we still have a large unfinished agenda ahead of us,” Lopez said. “With President Obama’s amazing victory fresh in mind, I look forward to working together with the Law School and fellow Latino HLS alumni to bring about the change we need to maintain HLS’s leadership role in the 21st Century – a goal to which we all aspire.”
Donna Chiozzi, HLSA Alumni Director commented: “We are delighted that Andres comes to chair the Latino Alumni Committee with such enthusiasm and dedication to the Law School. We look forward to making plans for the next Latino Alumni Reunion in 2012.”
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