Milbank LLP Transportation and Space special counsel Alexis Sáinz has been appointed to serve on the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Commission on Latinas. The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) established the Latina Commission in 2008 to study and remedy barriers to entry and advancement faced by Latina lawyers. Members of the Commission are appointed by the President of the HNBA to serve for one full year.
The Hispanic National Bar Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of over 65,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community.
Alexis Sáinz represents financial institutions, project sponsors, private equity firms, hedge funds, satellite operators, communications companies, export credit and multilateral development agencies and other project participants in a wide range of structured financings and investment transactions involving public offerings, high yield debt, investment-grade bonds, project financings, mergers & acquisitions, financial restructuring and reorganizations, and in negotiating commercial satellite contracts. Ms. Sáinz co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Committee on Space Law and co-authored the chapter on Commercial Satellite Programs for the Routledge Handbook of Space Law.
Ms. Sáinz is a member of Milbank’s LaMano (LatinX Attorney Mentoring & Networking Organization) and Pride (LGBTQ+) affinity groups. She has held various leadership positions with national Latino and LGBTQ organizations, including currently serving as a member of the Leadership Council for the National LGBTQ Task Force and previously serving as the President of the Dartmouth Association for Latino Alumni (DALA), as well as serving in other board positions with DALA. Ms. Sáinz holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in Computer Science from American University, and a juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School.