Cleary Hosts Soledad O’Brien for National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 26, 2022

Cleary Gottlieb, in partnership with the Hispanic National Bar Association, hosted its National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, “Su Lugar en la Mesa,” an evening with Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and anchor of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact.

Cleary partner Jorge Juantorena provided welcome remarks, and partner Lisa Vicens and HNBA regional president Patricia Rodriguez moderated the event.

Soledad discussed her career as a trailblazer in broadcast journalism. She has spent her career championing diversity and giving a voice to the underserved and disenfranchised, including through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. Before going to CNN, where she is currently a contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for PBS NewsHour and correspondent for HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Soledad was co-anchor of NBC News’ Weekend Today.

As the anchor of the Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people, and events of the day. In addition, she and her husband started PowHERful Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps bridge the gap of opportunities for young minority women from low-income families to attend college with financial assistance, mentoring, and holistic support so they can earn a degree and be on a path to success and hopefully in return one day they too will pay it forward to other young women like them in their communities.

Cleary is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The firm regularly hosts important cultural events and guest speakers whose presentations afford opportunities to broaden awareness, heighten the level of discussion, and establish a culture of inclusion at the firm. To learn more about Cleary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.