AALRR and Partner Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia Receive Recognition for Diversity Efforts


Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia and Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo (AALRR) were recognized this week by Profiles in Diversity Journal® for their outstanding efforts in making diversity and inclusion priorities in both the firm’s internal culture and external community involvement.

The journal presented its tenth annual Diversity Leader awards to organizations committed to advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion, and to the leaders who help them achieve that goal. As the chair for AALRR’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and its all-female committee, Women@AALRR, Ms. Zamora-Mejia plays a critical role in advancing these important initiatives, and is well qualified to appear on a list of Diversity Leaders next to the names of Diversity Officers from law firm and corporate behemoths, including Aflac, American Airlines, and HP Inc.

AALRR’s recognition as a diversity leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal is the latest in an impressive list of recognition and praise the firm has received this year, including being named the country’s top firm for minority attorneys by Law360. As the publication states, the companies and individuals for this prestigious award “view challenges and opportunities through the lens of diversity and inclusion, as a means to achieving business success…organizations selected as diversity leaders employ the expertise of their diversity team members to help them meet the evolving needs of today’s business environment.”

“The firm has been committed to diversity efforts since its founding,” commented Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia. “This was something that initially attracted me to AALRR, and certainly something that kept me here for over two decades. As we continue to grow year after year, the Diversity Committee and I have taken on the role of ensuring our efforts remain at the forefront of our hiring, recruiting, and retention practices—and that we reflect our deep commitment to diversity back out towards our clients and community. I’m deeply grateful that our firm has been recognized for those efforts.”

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With over 35 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms. Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporate, taxation, and white collar law. Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties and special districts. We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations. At 185 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadena, PleasantonRiversideSacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at www.aalrr.com and sign up for our blogs, EdLawConnect, CA Public Pensions Law, Business Law JournalLabor & Employment Law, and Labor Relations Law.




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