Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber Appoints Jose de la Fuente to Board of Directors

April 24, 2003

Ginger Starr
Sunwest Communications

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP, an international corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that Jose de la Fuente, an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as an economic development business resource, and advocates the economic benefits of diversity. The chamber strives to help individuals, small businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies meet their business needs, and to voice the business and civic concerns of Austin’s Hispanic population.

Mr. de la Fuente’s practice focuses on the area of commercial litigation, and he is experienced in assisting clients to resolve their disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial in both state and federal courts.  He also represents clients in Administrative Litigation before a variety of state and federal agencies.  His clients come from a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, health-care, commercial development, energy, environmental, construction, and insurance, among others.

Mr. de la Fuente is Chairman of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce International Business Committee, a member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, a member of the Travis County Bar Association and a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin. He earned his J.D. from University of Texas School of Law in 1995, where he was a Teaching Quizmaster and Associate Editor of The Review of Litigation. He earned his B.A. from University of Texas in 1992, where he completed the school’s Plan II Honors program.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 425 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  AmLaw Tech Magazine Scoreboard ranked Haynes and Boone first in law firm technology in 2001. The firm has been recognized as one of the 25 “Best U.S. Law Firms at Which to Work” (Of Counsel, 2000), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2002) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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