CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of America honored McGuireWoods with its Regulation Agency Range & Inclusion Award in recognition of the agency’s collaboration and management advancing range and inclusion within the authorized career.
In choosing McGuireWoods for the award, Bank of America evaluated the agency’s inner tradition for recruiting, retaining, mentoring and selling legal professionals of coloration, girls and LGBTQ+ legal professionals, and veterans. It additionally thought of the agency’s exterior efforts to advance range and inclusion, together with vital initiatives by which McGuireWoods and Bank of America labored collectively.
“We value our partnership with Bank of America and the chance to collaborate on progressive initiatives to advance range and inclusion,” stated McGuireWoods Chairman Jonathan Harmon. “D&I are priorities for Bank of America and McGuireWoods and we’re honored to obtain this recognition.”
In February, McGuireWoods and Bank of America organized a program referred to as “Partnering for Progress in Range & Inclusion,” which drew greater than 200 attorneys from legislation corporations, firms and authorities to the Smithsonian Establishment Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past & Tradition in Washington, D.C. Launched by Bank of America world common counsel David Leitch, Harmon led a wide-ranging dialogue with distinguished legal professionals on the challenges and alternatives going through corporations and legislation corporations and their shared must make significant progress constructing and nurturing various and inclusive groups.
Becoming a member of Harmon had been panelists Amy B. Littman, Bank of America’s deputy common counsel and managing director; Robert J. Gray Jr., president of the Management Council on Authorized Range; Wade J. Henderson, former president and CEO of the Management Convention on Civil and Human Rights; and Mark W. Johnson, chief authorized, governance officer and company secretary of Kimball Worldwide. Every shared tales of friends and mentors who paved the best way for his or her development, defined how in-house and out of doors counsel can work collectively on range and inclusion, and mentioned the right way to speed up progress.
In August, McGuireWoods and Bank of America co-hosted a two-part CLE webcast that included Harmon’s one-on-one dialogue with Professor Ibram X. Kendi, the bestselling creator of “The way to Be an Antiracist,” and a panel moderated by associate Robert Muckenfuss, chair of the agency’s Advanced Business Litigation Division.
Becoming a member of Kendi on the panel had been McGuireWoods companions Ava Lias-Booker, chair of the agency’s Range & Inclusion Committee, and Tanya Greene in addition to Bank of America deputy common counsel Jack Sena and affiliate common counsel and senior vp Justin Goggins. They mentioned the position legal professionals play figuring out racist insurance policies and discovering a path towards racial fairness; how people can dismantle insurance policies that promote inequality and be brokers of change; recruiting and retaining various legal professionals; and the significance of professional bono service and civic engagement. The webcast drew greater than 1,100 attendees, together with McGuireWoods and Bank of America legal professionals.
“We’re grateful to David Leitch and his staff at Bank of America for his or her management and help on this vital effort,” stated Muckenfuss, who helps handle McGuireWoods’ relationship with Bank of America. “We stay up for persevering with our work with Bank of America to advertise range and inclusion in our workplaces and communities.”
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