José Mario Valdés and Brianna Pomatico Named to NYC Bar’s Associate Leadership Institute


Congratulations to José Mario Valdés and Brianna Pomatico on being chosen for the New York City Bar Association’s 2021 Associate Leadership Institute. The annual ALI program brings together more than 100 associates for intensive career advancement and leadership training, as well as networking.

José is a senior associate on our Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. He represents clients in the energy and financial services sectors in complex, high-stakes commercial litigation. “I’m excited to hear from legal industry leaders on their career paths and meet other diverse associates at peer firms,” José said. “It promises to be a great learning experience and I very much look forward to it.” José is sponsored by Laura Metzger.

Brianna is a managing associate on our Employment team. She focuses her practice on counseling multinational companies on innovative global workforce solutions. “I’m confident that the programming will help drive my growth and development as an attorney, as well as provide a unique opportunity to network with a like-minded group of peers and leaders in the profession, despite the challenges that the past year has presented,” said Brianna. Her sponsor is Peter Bicks.