Mirna Santiago graduated from New York University in 1992, with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature, and the SUNY Buffalo School of Law, in 1995. Mirna is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of the Federal Court.
Mirna has over 16 years of experience in the legal field – 2 as a New York State Assistant Attorney General, 6 in private practice and 8 as in-house counsel for various national insurance companies. Currently, Mirna is Of Counsel to a New York City law firm, where she focuses on Insurance Coverage and Litigation. She is also an Officer of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. She is the first Black woman and the first Latina to ever be an Officer in the Section. Before being elected Secretary, Mirna served as the Co-Chair of Diversity for the Section.
Mirna has authored various legal articles and other works, including Chapter 8, “Subrogation and Anti-Subrogation” and Chapter 17(E), “Commercial Auto,” in The Handbook on Additional Insureds, published by American Bar Association Treatise in November 2011.
Adeline Ortiz earned a Bachelors Degree in English - Professional Writing from Lehman College
of the City University of New York in 1992, and her Juris Doctorate from
University at Buffalo School of Law in 1997.
Adeline began her career with a civil rights law firm specializing in
labor and employment law. Adeline was an Adjunct
Professor for over 7 Years and taught undergraduate courses in Business Law,
Securities Regulation, Marketing and Management.
In addition, Adeline worked for the Compliance
Department of a Fortune 100 company. As a result of her
efforts to promote the company's diversity initiatives, Adeline was asked
to participate in a Financial Forum on this issue, which was attended by
members of Fortune 500 companies as well as the SEC and
NYSE. Adeline's demonstrated leadership earned her
recognition at the Fortune 100 Company's 2010 Leadership Conference.
Adeline is the Founder and President of Latino Academic
Success Consultants, LLC. LASC provides leadership training
for minority students designed to help them achieve their
academic goals. Adeline believes that classrooms are not a “one size
fits all.” Every student is different, and there are many sociocultural
factors that affect Latino students, which cannot be ignored.
With Corporate America slowly embracing the fact that it needs to
recruit and retain qualified Latinos in order to expand operations into
Hispanic cultural markets, the demand for such talent has never been
greater. LASC is creating a legacy of developing the next generation
of Latino Leaders! See www.latinoacademicsuccess.com