Alianza, the Latin American Law Students Alliance at Rutgers Law School in Camden has honored three people in the legal community who are dedicated to social justice and equality.
At the 14th annual the Defensores de la Justicia (Defenders of Justice) banquet on March 29, three alums of the law school’s Camden location were recognized for contributions to their communities
Angela Baker, RC’82, RLAW’85, is Rutgers Law associate dean of student and diversity affairs. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Talbott, judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and for three years, she was as an assistant public advocate representing clients involuntarily committed to mental hospitals. As an attorney in a private firm, she handled criminal defense and appeals. At Rutgers, she has taught legal research writing and was the director of the legal research and writing and academic support programs, and has served as assistant dean of career planning and professional development.
Alexander Gonzalez, RLAW’07, is an assistant general counsel at New Jersey Resources, a provider of natural gas and clean energy services. During much of his career, his work has focused on securities, business transactions and governance. He has represented clients in connection with domestic and international security compliance matters, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the board of directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and a former president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania.
Arlene Quinones Perez, RLAW’09 is a partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, in Teaneck, N.J. She has served as general counsel to the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and was an associate with Kroll Heineman Carton, where she focused on labor law, securities fraud, election law, and municipal law. Her government and political experience includes her service as a councilwoman in Clinton, N.J, as a member of the Town of Clinton's Board of Adjustment and working as an aide to the governor and attorney general of New Jersey. Quinones Perez is the president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.