Goldberg Segalla partner Joseph M. Hanna has been elected to the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, continuing his service on the ABA’s governing body which he joined last year.
“I’m very excited to continue to work with our exceptional council members and the Section of Litigation,” said Hanna. “I look forward to advancing our DEI work and continuing to work on other issues facing the legal community today.”
Hanna pledged to continue helping young and ambitious attorneys by providing opportunities to mentorships within private practices, in-house legal departments, and the judiciary. He also plans to continue his work with the chairs of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee and Judicial Intern Opportunity Program—two committees he has previously chaired—to advocate for diversity and advance mentorship opportunities throughout the American Bar Association and the legal industry.
With over 40,000 members nationwide, the Section of Litigation provides litigators of all practice areas the resources needed to become successful and experienced advocates. The Council is responsible for setting Section policy, approving the Section budget, and considering proposals from Committee Chairs, other ABA Sections or Committees, and outside groups.
Joseph M. Hanna is Goldberg Segalla’s hiring partner, a position in which he spearheads the firm’s continuing commitment to increase diversity in the hiring and promotion process and leads the search for attorneys who best fit the firm’s culture of teamwork and collaboration. He is a member of Goldberg Segalla’s five-person Management Committee that oversees client service, culture, investment and strategic growth. As founder and chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force, Joe is dedicated to developing diversity programs and amplifying diverse voices in decision-making at the highest level. He is considered a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities and has held multiple positions with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, as well as diversity-related leadership roles with groups including the American Bar Association. A commercial litigator and legal adviser, Joe is nationally recognized for his work in retail and hospitality, and sports and entertainment law.