On October 10, 2016, Chicago partner Jesse Ruiz will lead an intimate roundtable discussion with prominent Latino/a general counsels from some of the Midwest’s most highly regarded organizations. The MLA's Inaugural Midwest Latino/a General Counsel Roundtable is presented by legal recruiters Major, Lindsey & Africa and Drinker Biddle, and is being held in Drinker Biddle’s Chicago office.

General Counsel panelists include: Gloria Santona, General Counsel of McDonald's; Pedro DeJesus, General Counsel of Tampico Beverages; Oscar Romero, General Counsel of CFNA, Division Counsel of Bridgestone Retail, Lead Counsel of Bridgestone OE and Motorcycle Tire; and Karina Ayala-Bermejo, General Counsel of Metropolitan Family Services.

The roundtable will include significant opportunities to network and engage in dialogue about how to further the cause of the Latino/a attorney community. The discussion will also focus on including recognizing and exerting the considerable power held by Latino/a professionals in today's corporate environment.