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Image - Heidy Vaquerano '08 HNBA Top 40

June 4, 2021

Heidy Vaquerano '08 Recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association

Congratulations to new Board of Trustee member Heidy Vaquerano '08 on receiving the prestigious 2021 "HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40" Award. 

The "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award honors exceptionally accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. After a meticulous evaluation process, the Hispanic National Bar Association Awards Committee selected 26 highly qualified HNBA members from across the country. 

In a press release, HNBA National President Elia Diaz-Yaeger said, "The HNBA is pleased to honor 26 of our outstanding young Hispanic lawyers from across the nation and across sectors that showcase the exceptional legal talent and leadership that our community has to offer. The award recipients were selected from a number of highly qualified candidates. The overwhelming number of highly qualified nominees every year illustrates our progress in the areas of law and leadership. Although much work remains to be done, the HNBA will continue to celebrate and highlight our talented lawyers that distinguish themselves."

Image - Heidy Vaquerano '08


"It is an honor to be a part of this prestigious list, especially after a year filled with so much change and turmoil. Congrats to all the honorees that made the list as well."

- Heidy Vaquerano '08



Heidy Vaquerano is an entertainment law partner in the Los Angeles office of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm. She has nearly two decades of experience representing Grammy-nominated musicians, global merchandise companies, film and television producers, writers, production companies, independent record labels, tech startups, and consultants. Most recently, Heidy made the Billboard Magazine list of "Top Music Lawyers." 

Heidy serves as a professor at several Los Angeles-area colleges, designing courses that integrate the law as applied to technology, entertainment, and new media. She is also a sought-after speaker and has lectured at MIDEM in Cannes, Silicon Beach Fest, Techweek LA, and Innovate LA. She is the former Managing Director of Girls in Tech LA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in technology. Currently, she serves on the advisory boards of SXSW Pitch, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's WiSTEM LA initiative, and on Southwestern's Board of Trustees. 

Congratulations, Heidy!