Connie Montoya Profiled in Article on Her Presidency and Mission of the American Lawyers Association of New York

August 20, 2016

Concepcion A. Montoya, a New York-based partner and member of the Diversity Committee at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was profiled in the article, "FALA-NY Pres. Connie Montoya: ‘FilAm lawyers talented, bold, with healthy egos’," published by The FilAm on August 20, 2016.

The article examines Ms. Montoya, president of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA-NY), and her involvement in the creation of the organization. She emphasizes how FALA-NY was created to bring their knowledge, skills and experience to the Filipino community about legal issues they commonly face such as health care, family law and immigration. The article concludes by Ms. Montoya explaining the challenges that Filipino lawyer's face and how to overcome them by fostering a "healthy ego."

Read the full article, "FALA-NY Pres. Connie Montoya: ‘FilAm lawyers talented, bold, with healthy egos’," on The FilmAm website.

Concepcion A. Montoya brings nearly 15 years of trial and litigation experience to her practice, specifically consumer defense and employment law.  Ms. Montoya has litigated in the federal courts of New York and New Jersey in more than 40 class action lawsuits involving claims brought under various federal and state consumer and employment laws.

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