Minority Associates Group

Our affinity groups welcome and encourage participation from all lawyers

The Minority Associates Group (MAG) is an affinity group comprised of non-partner lawyers and patent personnel with a shared goal of promoting the interests of minority lawyers both within Cooley and within the legal profession. Founded in Palo Alto by litigation partner Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria when she was an associate, the group is now co-chaired by Bethany Lobo and Tom Hadid and has grown to include chapters in the London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Reston, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC offices. The group sponsors a variety of activities in each office/region throughout the year, including opportunities for socializing and networking, along with specific programming of interest to the group.

Chairs
Bethany Lobo Associate, San Francisco
Thomas Hadid Associate, Los Angeles
Alyssa Chen Associate, San Francisco
Brandon W Fenn Associate, New York
Brian Focarino Associate, Palo Alto
Sunny Kim Associate, New York
Kimberly Nguyen Associate, Reston
Prina Patel Associate, London
Sophia Rios Associate, San Diego
Alex Weaver Associate, Washington, DC