We are proud to announce that Patricia Astorga has been elevated to serve as Mintz Group’s Chief Legal Officer. Patricia joined Mintz Group one year ago from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she most recently served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. In her expanded role, Patricia will oversee the company’s legal, risk and compliance functions, and help guide the business on its continuing global expansion, business strategy, technological advancement and corporate governance.
Timothy Whipple, Mintz Group CEO & President said, “In addition to being the company’s go-to-legal adviser, Patricia is an invaluable strategic partner, lending her business expertise to provide practical, innovative solutions that align the company’s legal and business objectives while managing risk on a global scale. In an industry governed by ever evolving laws and regulations, Patricia is critical in ensuring the company’s compliance with applicable rules and helping the business, as well as our clients, navigate risks and challenges in pre-hire, pre-deal and litigation and dispute matters.”
A champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, Patricia is also at the forefront of Mintz Group’s DEI efforts, and ensures that the company’s policies and practices promote its DEI objectives. Outside Mintz Group, Patricia is a leader in the legal profession, and serves as a co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Woman Advocate Committee and the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program and as a member of the Committee on the American Judicial System. She is a member of the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the New York City Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Women in White Collar Defense Association.
When asked about what the promotion signifies, Patricia said, “My expanded role reflects the company’s commitment to robust legal, risk, compliance and DEI functions as we continue to expand our global footprint. I am pleased to work alongside the executive management team in shaping and promoting the company’s growth.”