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Arcelia N. Magaña Elected Vice President of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 12, 2021) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates Arcelia N. Magaña, who was elected vice president of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA). During her one-year term, Arcelia plans to lead the objectives of SDLRLA, which includes advancing the cause of equality and empowerment for Latino/a/x attorneys and the Latino/a/x community in San Diego County.

“It is an honor to be elected vice president of the SDLRLA,” said Arcelia. “I have found my time working with the SDLRLA extremely rewarding and it has provided me with the opportunity to be a hands-on advocate on behalf of San Diego Latino/a/x legal community.” 

Arcelia is an associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis. She is an experienced litigator focused on helping employers develop a stable, high-functioning workforce to avoid the disruption and expense of litigation. She has worked with the SDLRLA since she was a first-year law student. Arcelia was the recipient of the SDLRLA scholarship in 2015 and was awarded the President’s Award for service to the Association in 2019. In addition to her role as vice president, Arcelia currently serves as an at-large director for the SDLRLA Scholarship Fund and as a member of the Governance and Endorsements committees.

Arcelia has defended more than 15 wage and hour class and representative actions over the last five years, including actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She also handles discrimination and harassment cases, and responses to inquiries by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She recently helped a client secure a full defense arbitration award in a disability discrimination case.

The mission of SDLRLA is to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino/a/x attorneys and the Latino/a/x community in San Diego County through service and advocacy. The organization’s attorneys dedicate themselves to promoting diversity on both the bench and bar. In addition, SDLRLA supports law students with mentorship programs and scholarships.

Arcelia earned her J.D. from the California Western School of Law and B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. 

The San Diego office can be reached at (619) 573-4900.

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