Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Vilma Martinez was interviewed in the July 1, 2008 issue of Latino Leaders Magazine. In the article, titled The Importance of Having a Diverse Board, Ms. Martinez and Gilbert Casellas, Dell Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, discuss the importance of diversifying the ranks of corporate boards of directors and provide an inside view of how directors are selected. Among the many qualities required for consideration of board membership, reputation for excellence in any field is something that corporate boards notice. Citing her own experience in being recruited to join the boards of Anheuser-Busch Companies and Fluor Corporation, Ms. Martinez said, “People hear about your reputation and they will check you out.” Please click below to read the article.
Latino Leaders Magazine, published eight times a year, with national distribution in the United States and Puerto Rico, chronicles the influence of Latino leaders in social, political, business, sports and entertainment industries.
Ms. Martinez, a former President and General Counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, specializes in federal and state court litigation and employment counseling. In addition to her membership on the boards of Anheuser-Busch and Fluor, Ms. Martinez has participated on the Boards of Directors for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and Bank of the West. Previous corporate board memberships include: Shell Oil Company and Sanwa Bank California.