MEXICO CITY – April 9, 2018 – Alexandra Aguirre, a shareholder in the Miami office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, participated as a moderator and co-chair, alongside Estif Aparicio, partner at ARIFA, during a panel at the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Biennial Latin American Regional Forum March 16 in Mexico City.
The panel titled, “Human rights on gender parity – the evolving agenda: championing women’s rights, combating human trafficking and ending domestic violence,” addressed the connection between gender inequality, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual harassment and women’s rights with productivity in the workplace, including the duty employers have to help prevent any kind of sexual violence, as well as the enforcement of local laws regarding these human rights violations.
“I was honored to participate in this insightful panel that discussed effective ways to grapple with human rights issues and to minimize disparity through the promotion of gender parity and social justice,” said Aguirre, who is a member of the firm’s Latin American & Iberian Practice. “In particular, I was very pleased to hear more innovative companies tackling their gender pay gap and maternity/parental leave policies, and hope their example will pave the way for more policy changes in the workplace across all industries.”
Aguirre was joined in the discussion by a panel of thought leaders, including: Adriana Castro, partner at BLP; Juliana Gomes Ramalho Monteiro, senior associate at Mattos Filho; Kate Mogulescu, clinical law professor at Brooklyn Law School; Valentina Moreno, legal director for Central America at Uber; Dana Preston, senior program manager of Hispanics in Philanthropy; and Ana Laura Solis, legal director of Laureate Mexico.
Aguirre focuses her practice on mergers & acquisitions and domestic and international corporate transactions, including corporate finance and debt & equity private placements throughout Latin America. Additionally, Aguirre advises families in matters relating to running a privately held business by providing corporate advice tailored to family businesses, including corporate and family governance structure polices and process, succession planning, building and preserving business value and equity, executive compensation, and exit strategies.
In addition to her professional work, Aguirre serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), dedicated to helping vulnerable people in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing socio-economic development programs. Aguirre also serves on the Board of Directors of Fundación Uno, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the welfare of underserved people in Central America.
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