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Aracely Muñoz

Aracely Muñoz, Special Counsel, Lawyers Network

Aracely joined the Center in 2016 and is responsible for developing and advancing the Lawyers Network. In this role, Aracely forges relationships with bar associations across the United States to increase understanding, engagement, and support of the Center’s reproductive health work.    

Prior to joining the Center, Aracely served as Vice President for Strategic Development for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association where she successfully led the development and implementation all of its external programs and research focusing on corporate diversity and inclusion issues and best practices in the legal profession.  Prior to MCCA, Aracely served as associate general counsel and large law programs director for the Association of Corporate Counsel. While at ACC she conducted a wide range of compliance and ethics education programs for corporate legal departments and promoted member engagement.  Before joining ACC, Aracely served as the director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, where she led the establishment of the commission and its seminal report and policy recommendations.  She simultaneously held the role of the director of the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, where she oversaw its external programming and reporting on diversity in association leadership and its entities.  Earlier in her career, Aracely served as an assistant corporation counsel of the labor division for the City of Chicago Department of Law.    

Aracely serves on the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.  She also serves on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Commission on Latinas in the Legal Profession.

Aracely received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and her JD from the University of Iowa College of Law.