PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2018) – Daniel Mateo, a partner in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office, was appointed general counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Vision in Action (HNBA VIA) Fund effective December 7, 2018. HBNA VIA is the charitable arm of the HNBA. Mr. Mateo will serve as general counsel on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Mateo has been an active member of the HNBA for more than 10 years and during that time has held several leadership positions, including HNBA general counsel during the 2013-2014 term. He is the current co-chair of the HNBA's Health and Life Sciences Law Committee, a former chair of the Personnel Committee, a former co-chair of the Elections Committee, and the first chair of the LGBT Division, which earlier this year awarded Mr. Mateo its HERO Award in acknowledgement of his contributions and service. He also is a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.
Mr. Mateo is an experienced litigation and business disputes attorney whose work spans many industries, with a particular focus on representing pharmaceuticals and other life sciences companies in litigations and arbitrations arising from complex breach of contract and related business disputes.
About HNBA VIA: The HNBA VIA ("Vision in Action") Fund is the Hispanic National Bar Association's 501(c)(3) charitable arm. Its mission is to empower the U.S. Latinx community through programs and initiatives that increase the community's access and influence and provide expanded education, career advancement and leadership opportunities. Through its training, workshop, mentoring and pipeline programs, HNBA VIA, as a joint enterprise with the HNBA, supports the development and advancement of Latinx students, legal professionals and community members.