National Diversity Council is Proud to Announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas

Aug 8, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Press Release

DALLAS, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Dallas Area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates leadership excellence in the legal field
  • Exemplifies a noteworthy commitment to fairness, equity, and justice in client representation and professional collaborations
  • Receives a high degree of peer recognition for leadership excellence and professional expertise 
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community

All awardees will be honored during Dallas Legal Diversity Week September 26-28, 2017. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at For more information, please contact Laura Alvarado at

To learn more about the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, please visit


The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers


Abel Mulugheta

General Counsel & Legislative Director

Texas House of Representatives


Amber Rogers


Hunton & Williams

Arthur E. Anthony


Locke Lord

Ashlie Alaman

Real Estate, Environmental & Commercial Agreements Counsel


Augustus Corbett


Corbett Law Firm

Barbara Berasategui

Corporate Counsel

Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Bipasha Mukherjee

VP & Associate General Counsel

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.


C. Steven Chen

Senior Counsel

Mary Kay, Inc.

Cathy Tang

VP & Associate General Counsel

Yum! Brands

Chalon N. Clark


Husch Blackwell

Charlotte Ku

Professor & Associate Dean, Global Programs

Texas A&M University


Chasity Wilson Henry

Corporate Counsel

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Chequan Lewis

Director & Counsel

Pizza Hut


Cynthia Sutherland

Legal Director, Global Business & Information Solutions

PepsiCo, Inc.


David G. Cabrales




Debera Hepburn

Senior Counsel


Domingo Garcia


Domingo Garcia P.C.

E. David Coligado


Munsch Hardt


Ersa Jackson




Errol Phipps

VP & Associate General Counsel


Helen Yoon

Senior Corporate Counsel

Brink’s, Incorporated

Henry Talavera


Polsinelli P.C.


Isaac Brown

Senior Legal Counsel

Fidelity Investments


Isreal Silvas


Goodwin Bowman & Martinez

James C. Ho


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

James Ho

Deputy General Counsel

ACE Cash Express


Jasmine Robinson

Subrogation Staff Counsel

Nationwide Insurance


Kevin Harris


Harris & Harris


Kimberly Royal

Associate General Counsel

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Laura Benitez Geisler


Geisler Law Firm

Manuel Berrelez


Vinson & Elkins LLP

Marcos Ronquillo


Freidman & Feiger LLP


Mark Jung


Thompson Coe

Michelle Alonzo


Cowles & Thompson

Nirav N. Patel


Kelly Hart

Purvi Patel Albers


Haynes & Boone LLC


R. Jeronimo Valdez


Valdez Washington LLP

Reuben Rodriguez

Software Counsel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Reynaldo Anaya Valencia

Professor of Law & Associate Dean, Finance Administration

University of North Texas


Ricardo Contreras

VP & Assistant General Counsel

J.P. Morgan

Samir Bhavsar


Baker Botts LLP


Sanjay Mathur


Mathur Law Offices

Shivan Mehta

Corporate Legal Counsel



Sonja McGill


Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

Steven Moses


Cowels & Thompson


Thomas H Yang


Akin Grump

Tiffany Brunson

Managing Director, Senior Litigation & Employment

FedEx Office


Vaishali Bhatia

Assistant General Counsel

HollyFrontier Corporation

Vandy Hopson

Senior Manager, Government Contracts, Legal Department – Ethics & Compliance

American Airlines


Vivek Srivastava

Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, Financial Services

Capital One






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