Columbus CEO's Diverse Leaders in Law: Register now and see past forums

Katy Smith
Columbus CEO

Welcome to Diverse Leaders in Law, a series of forums hosted by Columbus CEO magazine with support from sponsors Barnes & Thornburg and Frost Brown Todd.

Columbus CEO is convening leaders in the legal industry to advance diversity in the profession at a critical time.

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Diverse Leaders in Law offers thought leadership on diversity and gender equity in the industry; shares actionable steps for firms in advancing women, Black professionals and other underrepresented groups; and examines timely legal trends and topics through the lens of gender and racial equity.

Previous Diverse Leaders in Law forums

Advancing diversity in law: There's still work to be done featuring Liza Kessler, partner-in-charge, Columbus office, Jones Day; Janica Pierce Tucker, partner-in-charge, Columbus office, Taft Law; Traci Martinez, deputy managing partner, Columbus, Squire Patton Boggs; Victoria Beckman, chair of the Latin America desk, Frost Brown Todd (sponsor); and Holly Heer, lead, community development tax finance group, Barnes & Thornburg (lead sponsor).

Here's how law firms can break down racial and gender barriers to making partner featuring Yvette McGee Brown, global partner-in-charge of diversity, inclusion and advancement, Jones Day; Terri Meldrum, senior vice president and general counsel, OhioHealth; David Paragas, partner, Barnes & Thornburg; and Jennifer Readler, member, Frost Brown Todd.

Diversity, equity and inclusion—where do I start? featuring Jocelyn Armstrong, director of inclusion and outreach, Ohio State Bar Association; Kim Amrine, director of diversity and inclusion, Frost Brown Todd; Stephen Francis, president and lead strategist, Franchise D&I Solutions; and Kelly Atkinson, diversity and inclusion coordinator, Barnes and Thornburg.

George Floyd, one year later: Why getting "back to normal" doesn't sound like a good idea to many featuring Dawn Rosemond, firm diversity partner, Barnes & Thornburg; Michael Coleman, partner-in-charge of government law, Ice Miller; and Kelly Livingston, assistant vice president, senior counsel, CIB technology, JPMorgan Chase.

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