Concepion (“Connie”) A. Montoya is a Board Member of the National Association of Women Lawyers and Co-Chair of its Diversity Committee. She is a 2000 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Connie’s practice focuses on the areas of employment litigation and counseling as well as consumer class action defense. She is also a member of Hinshaw’s Diversity Committee. Connie is a founding member and an Immediate Past President of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York. Connie is a member of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York. She is a former Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Network of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She served as Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York for several years. In 2017, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association of Brooklyn Law School presented her with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Connie was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, where she received the “Municipal Affairs Award” in 2004 for outstanding achievement in the New York City Law Department, from the Municipal Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Prior to law school, Connie obtained a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York, concentrating on feminist theology and ethics.
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