Andowah A. Newton, and attorney in the Litigation Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. was recently selected by the HNBA’s (Hispanic National Bar Association) Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession to participate in its inaugural Leadership Program. Ms. Newton is one of only fifteen attorneys to be selected for the leadership program.
Launched in 2009, the HNBA’s Latina Commission was created to study the status of Latina lawyers in the legal profession. Its goal is to provide education, mentorship, and sponsorship to Latina lawyers. Since conducting its 2009 and 2010 national studies, the Commission has worked to implement the recommendations of the studies by instituting programming that couples education, mentorship and sponsorship. The Latina Commission’s Leadership Program is designed for Latina lawyers with six to ten years’ experience and explores critical concepts to enhancing professional development and improving the skills needed for professional and personal success.
Ms. Newton’s practice involves litigating disputes on behalf of domestic and international commercial entities, obtaining judgments and negotiating favorable settlements for clients, and representing clients in federal and state courts. Leveraging off of her experience as a financial auditor, internal control analyst and CPA, Ms. Newton frequently represents clients in the financial and accounting industries, including Big Four accounting firms, banks, and asset management and private equity firms. Ms. Newton has worked on matters involving internal investigations, as well as SEC and PCAOB investigations. Ms. Newton regularly utilizes her international experience and foreign language skills to advise multinational companies on litigation matters, and to represent unrepresented individuals in pro bono asylum and immigration matters