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2016 Thomas L. Sager Award

 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

 
 
Lifetime Achievement

Eric Holder

Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Former U.S Attorney General

EOC Award Honorees

David G. Leitch
Global General Counsel
Bank of America

Darryl Bradford
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Exelon Corporation

Gary H. Pilnick
Vice Chairman, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer
Kellogg Company

Teresa Wynn Roseborough

Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
The Home Depot

John Schultz

John Schultz
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalist

Akin Gump
2016 National Finalist

Littler
2016 National Finalist

Sheppard Mullin
2016 National Finalist

Steering Committee

2016 Steering Committee
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Host

Richard Lui
Journalist, Anchor, Writer
MSNBC/NBC News

 
 

2016 National Finalist
 

Our commitment to diversity is steadfast. We strive to create a culture of inclusiveness, where differences are seen as strengths, where varied perspectives are welcomed and where our workforce reflects the diversity in our world. Diversity is consistent with our goal to become a highly successful firm and essential to achieving that success.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Mandate for Diversity articulates the firm’s goal of becoming a leader in diversity and serves as a guideline for our ongoing efforts. This mandate underscores the belief that diversity is both consistent with our goal to become a highly successful firm and essential to achieving that success.

Akin Gump has a two-tiered diversity committee structure composed of a firmwide committee and of local committees within each of its offices. The makeup of both reflects the diversity within Akin Gump and our ardent dedication to strengthening our culture of inclusion. Karol Kepchar, an intellectual property partner, chairs the firmwide committee.
Seizing the Initiative

The firm’s diversity committees provide forums for the exchange of ideas between the firm’s attorneys and personnel. Each committee is responsible for implementing the strategic elements of the firm’s Mandate for Diversity.

To ensure that Akin Gump’s diversity and inclusion initiatives continue to thrive and expand, committee members develop and participate in diversity-related outreach to clients, lateral candidates, law schools and law school students, and the not-for-profit community. They continually participate in outreach opportunities at law schools, work on innovative initiatives to retain and promote minority and female attorneys, seek out community partnerships and focus on internal measures and programming that vigorously promote an inclusive culture.