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HNBA Congratulates Longtime Member and Supporter Horacio Gutierrez for Being Named Microsoft’s New General Counsel
The former HNBA Regional President will head legal affairs for the largest software company in the world
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Hispanic National Bar Association congratulates HNBA member and friend Horacio Gutierrez for his promotion as General Counsel and Corporate Vice President for leading tech company Microsoft. Gutierrez has served as deputy general counsel at Microsoft since 2006 and has been with the company since 1998. As general counsel, he will head Microsoft’s large team of legal, regulatory and corporate affairs professionals throughout the globe:
“The HNBA is proud that such an active and committed member of the HNBA family continues to rise through the ranks of the corporate legal and tech community,” said HNBA National President Robert T. Maldonado. “This is a great accomplishment. Horacio serves as a role model to Latino law students and lawyers across the country. As the HNBA drills down on technology this year, we are fortunate to have Horacio in this new position at Microsoft. We commend Horacio not only for his professional achievements, but also for his dedication to advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. His contributions have been invaluable. We know he will succeed in this new endeavor and wish him all the best.”
Gutierrez has been instrumental in the creation and launch of the the joint HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute, a highly successful pipeline program that aims to increase the number of Latinos practicing intellectual property law. He has been a featured speaker in the IPLI Program since its inception. Previously, he served as HNBA Region XVI President for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington from 2012 to 2014. Gutierrez was also a keynote speaker during the 2015 HNBA Cyber Security Risk Management Program and has offered his experience and expertise in continuing legal education panels throughout the years.
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow.