Hector D. Ruiz to be Honored by the Rutgers Latino Law Students Association ALIANZA
NEWARK, NJ, March 19, 2019 – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP announced that Partner Hector D. Ruiz will be honored by ALIANZA at their Defensores De La Justicia banquet to be held March 25 at Rutgers University Camden Campus.
Now in its 16th year, the award is bestowed annually upon individuals in the legal community who are dedicated to social justice and equality.
ALIANZA, the Latino Law Students Association of the Rutgers School of Law at Camden, aims to create unity among law students, establish academic excellence, ensure co-operation, provide for the common achievement, promote the general concern, and secure legal knowledge for themselves and the community.
In addition to Ruiz, ALIANZA will also honor Jaclyn Medina, Managing Attorney, Bergen Criminal Trial Region of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender; and Kiomeiry Csépes, Founder and Managing Member, Csépes Law Offices. The Honorable Carmen M. Garcia Bright Futures Award will also be awarded to deserving students at the banquet.
A graduate of Rutgers, Ruiz concentrates his practice on federal and complex commercial litigation. He has represented national and regional clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking, construction, manufacturing and information systems. He also represents clients as local counsel in significant intellectual property disputes, including patent claims, trademark, unfair competition and copyright. He has been an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, including serving as member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, and he has served on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, including recently serving as President of the Association.