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08.01.2014 Williams Mullen Attorneys Garrick Sevilla and Reba Mendoza Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Garrick Sevilla, an Associate in the firm’s Appellate practice, and Reba Mendoza, an Associate with the Labor & Employment team, have been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.

Ms. Mendoza focuses her practice on the areas of Title VII, age discrimination, fair labor standards, family and medical leave, the WARN Act, wrongful discharge, covenants not to compete, employee handbooks and other state and federal employment issues, as well as general employment advice. She received her J.D. in 2011 from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Mendoza was a recipient of the Virginia Law Scholarship; was on the Article Review Board for the Journal of Social Policy & the Law; and was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, serving as Secretary from March 2009 to March 2010.

Mr. Sevilla focuses his practice on appeals and litigation of environmental and business matters. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 2010-2011. In addition, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 2007-2008. Mr. Sevilla was also previously an associate at Ellis & Winters LLP, where he focused on commercial litigation. He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, summa cum laude. While in law school, he was an editor for the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sevilla was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.

 

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About Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Lawyers of Color provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to its clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, it has the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization. Visit www.obabl.com.