Modrall Sperling Awards Annual Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship

Pictured left to right are President and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Ernie C’deBaca,
Modrall Sperling Shareholder Michelle Hernandez, Damon Nieto, and Bank of America New Mexico President and
Chair-Elect for the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Paul Mondragón


Modrall Sperling is proud to award the 2023 Max Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship to Damon Nieto, a first-year law student at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Damon obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from UNM in 2022, graduating summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology in 2021, graduating magna cum laude. During his undergraduate and graduate career, he interned at an immigration law firm and volunteered at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. During his first year at UNM Law he also worked with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce tracking bills during this past Legislative session as part of the Hispano Chamber’s Anti-Crime Initiative. Damon is a member of Modrall Sperling’s Summer Associate Class of 2023, and is committed to practicing law in New Mexico upon graduation from law school.

The Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship provides tuition assistance toward an awardee’s first or second year of law school in the amount of $10,000. The scholarship’s name honors the firm’s former litigation partner and dear friend who tragically passed away in 2012. Max was a passionate advocate for the goals of diversity and inclusion espoused by Modrall Sperling.