Candelario Saldana Named A Diversity Champion

January 08, 2024

Warmest congratulations to our colleague, Candelario Saldana, who has been named The Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion by the Mecklenburg County (NC) Bar. Candelario, who is a Capital Markets associate in our Charlotte office, will receive the award on February 22 at the Bar’s annual fundraising dinner.

The award honors an attorney who champions diversity and inclusion in Mecklenburg County while embodying high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity and consistent competence. This all certainly reflects Candelario, who has consistently led by example as a Cadwalader Diversity Champion, and whose commitments and achievements have been recognized. Last year, he was named among the American Bar Association's On the Rise honorees, the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association's 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 and a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine. He was also awarded the 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Mecklenburg County Bar. He was named by Super Lawyers as a Charlotte Rising Star for Securities & Corporate Finance in 2023 and 2024. Candelario has also been on the North Carolina Attorney Pro Bono Honor Society for three years in a row since 2020. Candelario is the President and a co-founding member of the Pauli Murray LGBTQ+ Bar Association in Charlotte, and also sits on the Board of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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