BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 2022) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Birmingham Business Journal has recognized Principal Louis Mendez as an honoree in the 2022 Leaders in Diversity Awards.
The Leaders in Diversity Awards recognize individuals and companies that are leading the way in creating a more diverse and inclusive economy in metropolitan Birmingham. As an honoree, Mendez will be featured in the February 11th edition of the Birmingham Business Journal and recognized at the Leaders in Diversity event on February 10th.
“I am truly honored to be recognized within the Birmingham community, especially for something with such profound importance and to which I have dedicated my professional efforts,” said Mendez. “Diversity and Inclusion are crucial to leverage a company’s full potential, from internship programs to the boardroom. I am proud to work alongside so many others to create a stronger, more diverse Birmingham.”
Mendez joined the firm in 2014 and quickly became an integral part of Bressler. As an attorney in the firm’s Financial Institutions and Insurance practice groups, he represents companies in all stages of disputes with their customers. He has experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including defense of securities arbitration and class action matters, defense of insurers in contestable life insurance claims and beneficiary disputes, and other commercial disputes. Mendez currently serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is part of the team leading the firm’s participation in Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms. Earlier this year, Louis was also recognized as a NextGen:Law Award winner by the Birmingham Business Journal.
“Louis is an extremely talented litigator and a fierce advocate for our D&I efforts,” said Lauren Fenton-Valdivia, Chair of Bressler’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “I am proud to call him both a colleague and a friend, and I look forward to his continued collaboration and advocacy for diversity, inclusion, and social equity.”