Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, has announced that Lori A. Higuera, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed Deputy Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association and elected to the Board of Directors for the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association.

“The firm’s reputation has been built on our attorneys’ continued willingness to serve in our communities,” states Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Lori on her continued commitment to supporting and promoting diverse legal perspectives to our clients.”

Higuera co-chairs the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations practice group. She represents employers in arbitration, mediation, internal and external investigations, litigation and administrative proceedings involving the EEOC, NLRB, DOL and other governmental agencies. She also regularly provides employment training to employers of all sizes and frequently speaks on a variety of work-related topics before a wide range of professional organizations. Higuera received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A. from the University of Arizona.

The Hispanic National Bar Association serves as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community and in the legal profession. The Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association provides a number of services all with a view of the business of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona.

Fennemore Craig’s Employment and Labor practice provides legal knowledge, advises and defends management in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship. The firm’s attorneys have significant experience working with corporate counsel, human resources professionals and management to develop programs designed to improve and enhance employment relationships.

In 2013-2014, Fennemore Craig’s Employment and Labor practice group received top tier national and local recognition “Best Law Firms  Rankings” by U.S. New Media Group.