On September 12, 2014, at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Blackwell Burke P.A. associate, Gerardo (Jerry) Alcazar was sworn in as Regional President for Region XI of the HNBA. Region XI consists of the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In his role, Mr. Alcazar will have a number of responsibilities related to the support and promotion of activities of local Hispanic (and other) Bar Associations, as well as developing and implementing programs to carry out the mission of the HNBA.
The HNBA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Its mission includes, among other things, enriching and diversifying the legal profession, judiciary, and legislature through improved recruitment, retention and promotion of Latinos.
Mr. Alcazar is an experienced litigator whose practice is focused on defending corporate clients across a broad range of substantive legal areas, including products liability defense, food industry defense and toxic torts. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Alcazar practiced in the litigation group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm is recommended by Benchmark Litigation and honored as a “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.