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Meet Our DEI Council

Anna L. Brown
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Mass General Brigham, Boston
Maja D. Hazell
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Managing Director
D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., New York City
Sang Lee
Owner & Chief Growth & Strategy Officer, Volta Talent Strategies
Co-Founder & CEO, Thine Solutions, New York City
Andrea Cristina Saavedra
Assistant Dean, Judicial Clerkships and Judicial Relations
Columbia Law School, New York City
Michael Sabella
Counsel
BakerHostetler, New York City
Don Smith
Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC
Angela Winfield
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Law School Admission Council, Newton, PA

Fast-Tracked | Leading the Most Intergenerational Legal Workforce in History
Guest experts Diana Cortes of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Jessie Spressart of Optia Consulting explore the complexity of leading large legal teams with four different generations simultaneously.

Pursuing Justice | Pro Bono and Reparations: The Bruce's Beach Story
George C. Fatheree III, partner at Sidley & Austin, discusses his work on the landmark matter of Bruce’s Beach, the first example in the United States of reparations to a family harmed by the racist use of eminent domain.

Insecurities Podcast | Courage, Compassion and Action: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion
Finance and investment leaders Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and Genna Garver discuss actionable steps to promote diversity and inclusion in the accounting and legal professions.

PD Insider | Exploring DEI in the Legal Industry
Sandra Bang and Melanie Priddy discuss PLI's PD Appreciation Month series focused on DEI in the legal industry.

Pursing Justice | Making Detroit Entrepreneurs Capital Ready
Native Detroiters join in a discussion about their city, historical discrimination, and current obstacles minority-owned small business owners face in getting credit and capital.


Press Release | Practising Law Institute to Enhance and Expand DEI Resources for Legal Community With New Diversity Council
Reflecting its longstanding commitment to fostering and supporting diversity in the legal industry, PLI has established a Diversity Council.

Above the Law | Lights, Camera, Action: New Interactive PLI Program Engages DEI Learners
PLI is responding to the legal industry's need for in-depth, actionable training on diversity, equity, and inclusion with a groundbreaking two-hour CLE program, now available on-demand.


PLI Chronicle | DEI Is Not DOA
Despite legal threats and challenges to DEI initiatives, organizations should remain focused on creating inclusive workplace systems and processes.

PLI Current | Including Neurodivergent Employees in a Dynamic Workforce
Hiring neurodivergent individuals can help organizations improve problem-solving and enhance innovation as well as individual and community well-being.

PLI Current | Neurodiversity in the Workplace
To support neurodiverse employees, employers should engage in an interactive process to determine potential reasonable accommodations, restructure workplace processes, train employees, and create an open communication environment.

PLI Current | Achieving Workplace Equity in the New World of Pay Transparency and DEI Disclosures
Achieving workplace equity is no longer a matter of legal compliance and risk reduction. It is now a business imperative.

PLI Current | Measuring the Impact: Key Considerations for Your Firm's DEI Programs and Racial Equity Audits
To achieve the impacts of a robust and thoughtful DEI program, companies should strategize and become familiar with tools to audit and measure equity — and act on their findings.

PLI Chronicle | A Persistent Reckoning: Moving #MeToo into Increased Legal Protections for All Workers
With deep inequalities still facing women in the labor force, especially low-wage workers and women of color, this is a crucial time to build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement.