Member Spotlight


HBA-DC Member Spotlight: Marina Torres
Marina Torres is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she prosecutes violations of federal crimes and serious crimes committed by adults in the District.  Ms. Torres was recently an Obama Administration political appointee with the Department of Homeland Security, where she was part of the policy team that led the design and implementation of the President’s executive actions on immigration.
Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Torres honed her litigation skills at the law firms of Wilmer Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Munger Tolles and Olson LLP.  She has been honored for her immigration and civil rights work by the ACLU of Southern California (twice), by the National Immigration Legal Center, and was previously selected for the 2013 "Inaugural Hot List" for the Mid-Atlantic Region by "Lawyers of Color," a list compiled to recognize early-to-mid-career attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the legal profession.  Ms. Torres was also recently listed in Huffington Post's "Top 40 Latinos under 40 in Politics," chosen as the “2015 Rising Star” by the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA- DC), and selected as a Political Partner in the Truman National Security Project. 
She has served on numerous boards of various nonprofits, in both Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Ms. Torres received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review, and her BA from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with distinction.


The HBA-DC salutes Ms. Torres's accomplishments in this Member Spotlight.  For information on nominating a member for the HBA-DC Member Spotlight, click here.


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