Two at Akin Gump Selected as Council of Urban Professionals Fellows

(Los Angeles) – Rachel Ramos and Yamilet Echeverria, associates in Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office, have been selected as 2019 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) LA Fellows.

The Fellows program is a four-month leadership development experience for early-to-mid-career professionals of color in the private, nonprofit and civic sectors. It features workshops and speakers offering insight into the challenges and opportunities in the civic sectors. It also encourages participants to partake in board service, political engagement, volunteerism, public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship and more.

Last year, corporate partner Alice Hsu was named a recipient of the inaugural CUP Catalysts Inspiration Award. (Click here to learn more.) New York office partner in charge Trey Muldrow has also been honored by the organization, having been named in the past as one of its CUP Catalysts: Change Agents in the area of law. (Click here to learn more.)

The Council of Urban Professionals was founded in 2007 to help develop diverse business and civic leaders.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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