FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – Lawyers of Color (LoC) has released the names of the honorees for its fifth Power List, which is presented with the support of the Diverse Partners Network. The Power List recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation. Included on the list are Fortune 1000 general counsel and law school deans, as well as legal media and nonprofit leaders. Additionally, the largest 350 law firms were surveyed and provided LoC with the names of their attorneys of color who were either managing partners or management committee members. View the full list of honorees here. Honorees will be profiled in the Power Issue. A free digital version will be available on the website, where previous publications are available for viewing. Honorees will also be celebrated at a complimentary reception at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D. C. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
“Lawyers of Color’s Power List is the only comprehensive collection of minority leaders in the legal profession. We began collecting this data because representation and role models are extremely important as legal organizations seek to reach diversity goals and expand the diversity pipeline,” said Lawyers of Color’s executive director, Yolanda Young.
A quarter of law schools have deans who are Hispanic, Native American, or of African or Asian descent.
Firms with diverse leadership are more likely to have higher percentages of diverse attorneys overall.
To coincide with the Power List reception, Lawyers of Color identified and invited young leaders to participate in the Power Pathways Conference 2020, an exploration of pathways to general counsel, managing partner, and law school dean. There are also a few seats open to the legal community at large. This free, half-day career conference will be held at Foley & Lardner’s Washington, D. C. office on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration Link: https://lawyersofcolor.org/power-pathways-2020/
Yolanda Young | Executive Director | Lawyers of Color | www.lawyersofcolor.org | 202-255-4824