Constangy partner Lara de Leon will serve as a moderator for a session at the ACC Annual Meeting on Oct. 23 at 2:30 pm. Constangy is proud to also be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Annual Meeting.

The panel, “Hiring People with Disabilities: Supercharge your Diversity and Inclusion Program,” will delve into the often overlooked aspect of diversity and inclusion programs: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Attendees will gain insights into harnessing the potential of this talent pool and discover how integrating these individuals can bring unique advantages to a company's overall business model.

Lara serves as co-chair of Constangy’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice group. She is an experienced trial lawyer and client advocate. Her extensive career has involved representing companies of all sizes, across many industries, in all aspects of employment law. Lara has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal.

In addition to litigation, Lara has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Lara has also developed a passion for guiding clients through high-stakes matters involving pay equity, harassment, leave of absence and accommodations. Lara has had the distinct experience of working as in-house counsel for two large, multi-national corporations, which gives her a unique perspective on how to address the intricate issues facing organizations and their employees.

Lara is an accomplished speaker and presenter, having presented on cutting-edge employment law topics at local and national events, as well as many online forums. Lara is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

For more information on the panel, click here.


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