CELEBRATING: Croatian Culture and Influence on the United States

Croatia became an independent country after breaking away from Yugoslavia in 1991, with the 25th of June recognized as the day that the Croatian Parliament declared independence.

With a large population of Croatian descendants living in the United States today, the ties between Croatia and America run deep. Currently, it is estimated that approximately 1.2 million Croatian descendants reside in the United States helping make the Croatian culture more recognizable, accepted and celebrated.

In this Affinity newsletter, attorney Rob Popich celebrates the Croatian descendants helping to promote the Croatian culture and heritage in the United States, and also here in the New Orleans area.

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MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Rob Popich, Associates Katie Briuglio, Ashley DeMouy, and Lauren Paysse, and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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