The American Bar Association selected McGuireWoods Pittsburgh partner
Alexander Madrid to participate in its 2021
Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) providing professional development programs and networking for
diverse lawyers “to benefit current and future leaders of bar associations,
and the legal profession overall.” The program took place virtually June
The CBLA is a joint initiative of the ABA, its Commissions on Racial and
Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and Disability Rights, the Hispanic
National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar
Association, the National Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar
Association, the National Native American Bar Association, and the South
Asian Bar Association of North America.
This year’s CBLA hosted panel discussions featuring giants in the
profession speaking on topics such as how to advance as a leader, fiduciary
responsibilities of board members, bar leadership, how to change industries
or employers, and how to increase diversity on the bench and on corporate
and charity boards.
Madrid, a member of McGuireWoods’
Complex Commercial Litigation Department, represents some of the nation’s largest broker-dealers, financial
institutions and other corporate clients on a range of regulatory and
enforcement actions, arbitration and litigation.