SOURCE: Barnes & Thornburg
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - Liz Lopez, an attorney in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Washington, D.C. office, has been selected to join a team of bipartisan U.S. dignitaries chosen by the U.S. Department of State to participate in its international outreach program related to the 2012 Presidential Elections and the U.S. Electoral Process.
Lopez was awarded a U.S. Speaker & Specialist Grant by the Department's Bureau of International Information Programs. She will share her perspective as a Democratic strategist during meetings, presentations, and press conferences scheduled in Ecuador and Paraguay from September 23-October 3, 2012.
"I am honored to be participating in a program that engages international audiences in a discussion of the U.S. democratic political process and election system," said Lopez.
As a member of the firm's Governmental Services Department, Lopez represents clients before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government and conducts outreach to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). She is a prominent Democratic strategist and frequent speaker on economic and election issues, including the increasing role of the Latino electorate in the U.S. She has been featured on national political shows on radio and television, including BBC, CNN, CNN en Español, NBC, Univision, and Telemundo.
Lopez has more than 10 years of public and private sector experience serving as a prosecutor and counsel to Fortune 500 companies. She has also been recognized as a national leader and selected as one of 15 Hispanic leaders nationwide for a fellowship program sponsored by the Fundacion Carolina; as one in 50 lawyers selected to participate in the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Latina Executive Leadership Program; and an American Bar Association (ABA) diversity fellow scholar.
About the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP)
IIP is the State Department's public diplomacy (PD) communications bureau, leading the Department's support for U.S. Embassy PD efforts and engagement with overseas audiences.
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