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Anna L. Brown

Anna L. Brown

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, North America
New York, NY, USA

As of January 2018, Anna L. Brown is the Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Baker McKenzie, a global law firm with 77 offices in 55 countries.  In her new role, Anna will develop and execute holistic and integrated D&I strategies to achieve the Firm’s short and long term D&I objectives. Anna is responsible for leading and promoting the awareness of diversity and inclusion issues both across the Firm and to an external market.

In her previous role as North America Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Anna was responsible for designing and implementing all aspects of the Firm's internal and external diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives in North America. She brings more than 17 years of experience designing, implementing and directing all aspects of diversity and inclusion initiatives, including education, retention, advancement and inclusion strategies. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Anna served as Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Special Attorney at Shearman & Sterling.

In 2015, Anna received the Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association, recognizing her critical role in initiating and sustaining change within her organization and the overall New York legal community. Anna is the co-author of “Diversity in Action: A Manual for Diversity Professionals in Law,” published by the American Bar Association for individuals holding diversity roles in law firms and corporate legal departments, and is a frequent lecturer and panelist on topics related to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 

Anna serves on the New York City Bar Association Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, member of the American Bar Association and a past President of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals. 

Prior to her role leading diversity and inclusion efforts, Anna started her law career at Shearman & Sterling in its capital markets group and subsequently served as Associate General Counsel at Continuum Health Partners. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, a non-profit advocacy group for New York City children, and the Mount Sinai Medical Legal Partnership. Anna earned her J.D. cum laude from Howard University Law School.
Anna L. Brown is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018, Friday, April 20, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

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