Vilma Martinez ’67 Named U.S. Ambassador to Argentina

Winter 2010

In July, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Vilma S. Martinez ’67 as the next U.S. ambassador to Argentina. Martinez, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, is the first woman to serve in that post.

Martinez has been a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson since 1982. Prior to joining the firm, she was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Martinez has also served on the Columbia Law School Advisory Board.