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As a partner Winston’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (EBEC) Practice, I advise employers of all sizes on a broad array of matters involving employee benefit plans and executive compensation. I also advise clients on EBEC in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and lending transactions. You can learn more about my practice and experience by visiting:

I am passionate about improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. I serve on Winston’s Hiring and Diversity Committees and chair the firm’s Hispanic Affinity Group (Latina/o Lawyer Alliance at Winston). I also serve in various capacities with local and national bar organizations, including the Chicago Committee, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and the Illinois State Bar Association (in addition to having the honor of being a 2016 fellow!).

In addition, I am deeply committed to public service. I have twice been appointed by the Mayor of Chicago with the advice and consent of the City Council to serve on the Chicago Police Board. A primary responsibility of the Police Board is to decide cases involving allegations of serious misconduct made against members of the Chicago Police Department. I devote significant time and effort to the Police Board and seek to perform my duties with independence, integrity, and fairness to all involved.

I have recently been recognized as a 2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500 for employee health and retirement plans, and a 2017 HNBA “Top Lawyer Under 40.” I’m a frequent speaker on the topic of employee benefits and executive compensation and an adjunct professor for the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL, IL 60601

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Areas of Practice

ERISA/Employee Benefits
Executive Compensation



Leadership Positions

- Winston & Strawn: Chair of Retention and Promotion Sub-Committee of the firm's Diversity Committee; Founder and Co-Chair of Latina/o Lawyer Alliance at Winston (LLAW); Member of Hiring Committee - The Chicago Police Board: Board Member - The Chicago Committee: Board Member - Illinois State Bar Association: Chair of Employee Benefits Section Council - National Hispanic Bar Association: Deputy Regional President for Region IX (IL, IN, WI, MI); Chair of Awards Committee - Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI): Board Member; Chair of Board of HLAI Charities - Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Law School

University of Illinois College of Law

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