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Jenner & Block Partner Reena Bajowala has been named to the second annual Lawyers of Color “Hot List,” a distinction for early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the profession. She was honored at a reception hosted by Quarles & Brady last week and is profiled in the July issue of Lawyers of Color Hot List 2014.
Ms. Bajowala is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. She is also a member of the Class Action, Technology Litigation and ERISA Litigation Practices. She has handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters involving financial transactions, consumer fraud, corporate reorganization and benefits plans. She is an experienced trial attorney who recently served as first chair on two federal trials. Ms. Bajowala regularly counsels and defends employers and service providers in federal actions involving defined contribution, defined benefit, employer stock option, short-term disability and other ERISA-governed plans.
Ms. Bajowala has been actively involved in efforts to foster diversity in the legal profession throughout her career. In 2014, she received a “Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award” from the Illinois Diversity Council. She is a 2013 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Ms. Bajowala serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is one of the founders of the firm’s Mother Circle.
Lawyers of Color was initially focused on publications for the Black Lawyer but has expanded its reach to lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic and Native American heritage and also provides research, career development and brand marketing opportunities for lawyers of color.