Director of Diversity
Perkins Coie LLP
Theresa Cropper has joined Perkins Coie as its new director of diversity and professional development. She joins the firm from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray, where she was the national director of diversity, responsible for coordinating the efforts to recruit, retain, and promote diverse attorneys. Prior to DLA Piper, Ms. Cropper served in a number of roles at Northwestern University School of Law, including associate dean, dean of students, and director of minority affairs. In her role as dean of students, she developed programs designed to provide professional development outside of the classroom, covering a variety of areas such as leadership development, team-building, diversity training, problem-solving, and networking. As director of minority affairs, she created the Office of Minority Affairs with the goal of developing a proactive approach to issues important to minority students.