Hanson Bridgett's Jennifer Martinez Appointed to California Minority Counsel Program Board of Directors
February 16, 2023 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) Jennifer Martinez has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP).
"I'm honored to join the Board of such an essential organization," said CDEIO Jennifer Martinez. "I've been involved with CMCP for many years and it's gratifying to now be able to actively participate on the Board and to support the many contributions that CMCP makes to the legal profession." Martinez further noted, "For attorneys of color in private practice, working at a law firm can often feel like culture shock, even at a firm that gets it right like Hanson Bridgett. Throughout my career, CMCP has truly been the safe space where we can show up as our authentic selves, build community, and advance our careers. I'm so glad for the opportunity to give back by joining the Board."
Prior to becoming Hanson Bridgett's CDEIO in 2021, Martinez was a full-time partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Section. As CDEIO, she provides strategic, programmatic, and operational leadership for initiatives that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the firm. Martinez works with firm management, practice group leadership, and firm committees to advance such initiatives and leverage best practices and resources across the firm to promote cultural competency and an environment of equity and inclusion.
In September 2022, CMCP awarded Hanson Bridgett with the Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award, which recognizes "outstanding contribution to diversity in the legal profession." Hanson Bridgett previously received the award in 2003.
About California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) is a California 501(c)(6) non-profit mutual benefit corporation, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development. CMCP is the only state-wide organization that brings business lawyers of all races together as members and colleagues, regardless of the type of organization in which they practice, for the purpose of achieving diversity and inclusion within law firms and in-house law departments, and in the outside counsel spend of corporations and government agencies.
About Hanson Bridgett
Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.
For media inquiries contact:
John J. Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer
Hanson Bridgett LLP