2021 Corporate Counsel Conference



The HNBA’s “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments and contributions of HNBA members who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. The Award honors lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. HNBA Members from all segments of the profession (including private practice, government, public interest, academia, and corporate legal departments) are eligible for the Award. The Awards will be presented virtually during the 2021 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference from March 16-18, 20201.

*NOTE: Active HNBA membership for both the nominator and nominee is a requirement in order to be considered for the award. We invite you to join us by clicking here.


Congratulations to the 2021 HNBA/VIA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award recipients!


  1. As of the date of nomination, each nominee must: (a) be an HNBA member in good standing; (b) be a duly licensed attorney in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction; (c) have no disciplinary action pending or adjudicated against him or her; and (d) be under 40 years of age as of March 18, 2021.
  2. The nominator, the person making the nomination, must also be an HNBA member in good standing on the date he or she makes the nomination. Note: Self-nominations will not be considered.


Deadline: January 22, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

Please complete the HNBA 2020 Top Lawyers Under 40 Award Nomination Form for each person you want to nominate and submit, along with the nominee’s résumé and/or biography.

NOTE: Please e-mail entire packet of materials in ONE PDF to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com.

You may also include up to two (2) recommendation letters (limited to 350 words or fewer), but the letters are not required. All nominations will remain confidential absent the express consent of the nominator and the nominee. Only award recipients will be notified.

We are no longer accepting nominations.


The HNBA National Awards Committee will review all nominations and will make recommendation of the award recipients to the HNBA Executive Committee. There is no limit to the number of award recipients. Awards will be presented virtually during the HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference March 16-18, 2021 (attendance by award recipients is strongly encouraged). Award recipients will be profiled on the HNBA website and in other HNBA/VIA publications.


Please contact Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com.

The 2021 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference is a joint enterprise
with the HNBA VIA Fund.