As assistant general counsel at Northwestern Mutual, Christina Hamati supports the company’s risk products and insurance operations. The Arab-American attorney came of age in the post-9/11 environment where her heritage made her keenly aware of how current events can greatly impact the perception of minority groups in America.
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Hamati is the first lawyer in her family, and she has repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to using her role to help others less fortunate than herself. “I am always trying to use my platform and position to refer good people to good opportunities—and diversify the status quo along the way,” she says.
The assistant general counsel says the best advice she’s ever gotten is to do the hard thing first and that something is always better than nothing.
She is a passionate supporter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program where she has mentored her “little sister” for eleven years. Hamati, who is a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, sits on the regional board of trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is in her fifth year of being a leading fundraiser and executive committee member for Light the Night.
“I am uniquely positioned to help this wonderful organization do what it does best: support blood cancer patients and their families, find cures and treatments, and advocate for public policy that supports both of those outcomes,” she says.
The lawyer was also involved with Wills for Heroes, an organization dedicated to drafting estate-planning documents for first responders and veterans free of charge.