Alumna Grissel Seijo ’06 has been named to the Latina Commission Task Force of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Her term as a commissioner began September 9 at the organization’s board of governors’ meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The mission of HNBA is to enrich and diversify the legal profession, while providing professional development and pipeline opportunities for the Latino community. Seijo is an associate in the Miami office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management.
“It’s an honor to be selected for this role, and I look forward to working with my colleagues at the HNBA to further the organization’s goals of enriching and diversifying the legal profession to focus on the recruitment, retention and promotion of Hispanic legal professionals,” said Seijo.
She has been an active member of HNBA since before graduating Fordham Law School. As a student, she participated in the HNBA’s moot court competition. This past March, she served as the HNBA’s Region VIII chair in the Moot Court Competition.
Within her practice at Littler, Seijo litigates, counsels, and defends employers in industries ranging from financial services and construction to health care and telecommunications. Her litigation experience extends to federal and state courts, as well as government agencies.
“We are proud of Grissel’s appointment as a Latina commissioner of the Hispanic National Bar Association,” said Miami Office Managing Shareholder Patrick G. DeBlasio. “She is a strong advocate for the Hispanic community, and we look forward to her continued contributions as she works with the organization to advance its mission.”
In addition to HNBA, she is a member of the Florida Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Division and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, founding board member of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University and founding member of Líderes Board, LatinoJustice PRLDEF Inc.
Before earning her J.D. from Fordham Law, she received an M.A. and an Ed.M. from the Teachers College at Columbia University and a B.A. from Columbia University.