December 16, 2019Press Release

Michael Best Partner Jorge Leon Named Notable Minority by Crain’s Chicago Business

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Jorge M. Leon has been selected as one of the 2019 Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. The award honors individuals that have shown the ability or power to effect change in their role or area of practice, serve as a role model or mentor, and have assumed a leadership position outside their organization.

Leon is a partner in and co-leads the firm’s Employee Benefits practice based in the Chicago office. With more than 20 years of experience, Leon has counseled clients in a variety of industries on the design, establishment, and maintenance of retirement plans. He has implemented various diversity initiatives at Michael Best and currently serves as the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair.

Among his achievements, Leon was recently rated and honored by the exclusive Chambers USA, named a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine, elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and included in Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago by Negocios Now.  Leon is also a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s leadership advisory council. He is on the boards of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Charities and Gads Hill Center, a 120-year-old nonprofit serving Chicago’s Hispanic community.

To learn more about the award, click here.

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