(PARSIPPANY, May 1, 2014) -- The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) is honoring Day Pitney with its 2014 Corporate Law Department of the Year Award. The award is presented to institutions that have demonstrated a remarkable commitment in their partnership with the HBA-NJ and have made a significant difference by creating opportunities for women and minorities and for diversifying the legal profession through financial support, job creation, opportunities for training, exposure and promotion.
"Day Pitney deserves this award for countless reasons," said Anna Maria Tejada, President of the HBA-NJ. "As a staple and visible institution in the Northeast, with a strong presence in New Jersey, Day Pitney has distinguished itself for its commitment to diversity and has allowed its associates and counsel to dedicate hours of volunteer service to the mission of the HBA-NJ."
The award will be presented during HBA-NJ's 33rd Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner on May 10 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
"This is such an honor for us, and we could not be more proud," said managing partner Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. "It is a testament to not only the firm's longtime institutional support of the HBA-NJ and diversity efforts generally but also the individual efforts of lawyers like Andres Mayor and Andres Acebo, both of whom have dedicated many hours to the success of the organization, and to the extraordinary work done by our director of diversity, Asker Saeed, who has spearheaded our diversity initiative in New Jersey."
Mr. Saeed added: "While we are truly honored to receive this award, we are more proud of the support we have provided the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey over the years. The HBA-NJ has done so much good work improving the state of the legal profession in New Jersey and we look forward to working with the organization as it achieves even more in the future."
Mr. Mayor, a counsel in Day Pitney's commercial litigation practice, previously served as the Recording Secretary of the HBA-NJ and the chair of the organization's Scholarship Committee. Mr. Acebo, an associate and member of the firm's commercial litigation practice, currently serves as the Press Secretary of the HBA-NJ and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
Throughout the years, Day Pitney's support has allowed the HBA-NJ to put forward programming to support its mission, such as the Corporate Counsel Roundtable, the Women's Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference, and the Nuts and Bolts of the Judicial and Executive Appointments.