NEW YORK – On May 12, 2020, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed a lawsuit on behalf of an individual job applicant work-authorized through DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which alleged that the plaintiff was denied employment in M&T Bank Corporation’s Management Development Program because she is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.  M&T Bank denied the allegations made by MALDEF and, in fact, strongly believes in diversity and inclusion.  Following productive discussions, this litigation was resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.