Aracely Muñoz serves as director of the Lawyers Network and of the Washington, D.C. office of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
In her role as director of the Lawyers Network, Aracely forges relationships with legal leaders across the United States to increase understanding, engagement, and support of women’s reproductive health issues. She also oversees the daily operation of the Center’s D.C. office.
Prior to joining the Center, Aracely served as vice president for strategic development for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) where she successfully led the development and implementation of all external programs and research focusing on corporate diversity and inclusion and best practices in the legal profession. Prior to MCCA, Aracely served as associate general counsel and large law programs director for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). While at ACC she conducted a wide range of compliance and ethics education programs for corporate legal departments and promoted member engagement.
She has also served as the director of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, where she led the establishment of the Commission and its seminal report and policy recommendations. She simultaneously held the role of the ABA’s director of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity.
Aracely started her legal career as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago’s Department of Law, and a civil litigation attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Aracely serves on the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), serving as first vice chair and member of its executive committee.
She is a commissioner for the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession, serving as co-chair of its Legislative Affairs Committee and its Margaret Brent Awards Committee, which awards the ABA’s highest honor to women lawyers. Aracely previously served as a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities.
Aracely also serves as chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Government and Public Interest Law Section and its Committee on Public Sector Lawyers. She is past chair of the HNBA’s Commission on Latinas in the Legal Profession.
Aracely received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and her JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.