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Member Alex Sarria to Receive Prestigious 2020 Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyers Under 40 Award

Washington, DC, February 18, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered is pleased to announce that Member Alejandro (Alex) L. Sarria was selected by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) to receive the prestigious 2020 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award.

"I am incredibly humbled to share this honor with such a talented and accomplished group of attorneys," Sarria said. "The diversity of this year's honorees, both in their backgrounds and life experience, is a testament to the great progress of the Hispanic bar throughout the United States."

Sarria was chosen from a record number of highly qualified candidates for the award, which honors accomplished lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.

"We are pleased to honor 28 of our young Hispanic lawyers from across the nation and across sectors that showcase the exceptional legal talent and leadership that our community has to offer," said Irene Oria, HNBA National President. "The substantial and increasingly larger number of highly qualified nominees every year illustrates that our community is making progress in the areas of law and leadership. But we know that much work remains to be done and the HNBA will continue to celebrate and highlight our talented lawyers that have distinguished themselves. On behalf of the HNBA, I want to thank the Awards Committee for their diligent work during this year’s particularly arduous selection process, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the award winners."

Sarria was nominated for the award in part for his work as pro bono general counsel to the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) from 2014-2019. During that tenure, he "demonstrated the professional excellence, integrity, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community and legal professional that are deserving" of the accolade, and he "possesses the judgment, legal acumen, experience, and work ethic normally associated with attorneys who are far more senior," according to his nomination, which was submitted by a former member of the CHLI Board of Directors.

"We congratulate Alex for earning this well-deserved recognition from HNBA," said Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. "It is a testament to his exceptional work as a lawyer and his dedication to the Hispanic community."

Sarria will receive his award at the 2020 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 20, 2020.

About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of 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. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow.  For more information, please visit

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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