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November 2014

Partner Alonzo Llorens Moderates Discussion at MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

On July 24, 2014, Gordon & Rees Atlanta partner Alonzo L. Llorens moderated a panel discussion titled “Making the Leap From Tactical Executor to Strategic Leader” at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s two-day Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference in Washington, D.C. In addition, Gordon & Rees was an associate sponsor of the MCCA’s July 25 Diversity Gala held at the Kennedy Center.  

Llorens and the panel addressed the ascension of women and minorities through the organizational ranks; how in-house counsel and their organizations can support these rising stars; and strategies, choices and real-life examples on how to help women and minorities into the leadership spotlight. The MCCA's annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference provides networking opportunities and advanced education seminars focused on leading topics of interest to the corporate legal community.

Llorens is a member of Gordon & Rees’s Business Transactions Practice Group who represents companies, venture capital firms, and private equity firms in public offerings, private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, formation of funds, strategic alliances, film financing and general corporate matters. He also has extensive experience in the Caribbean where he has provided counsel with respect to the development of capital markets.

Before entering private practice, Llorens spent nearly eight years in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. While at the SEC, he handled a large number of transactions including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, and pre-packaged bankruptcies. Additionally, he served on the SEC's Executive Compensation Task Force and Small Business Task Force. In 2011, the Atlanta Business League named Llorens a "Man of Influence."