Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

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The New York City Bar is now seeking nominations for the Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes individuals whose actions and activities within the legal profession, particularly in New York City, embody the Statement of Diversity Principles by facilitating "diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys and in the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our respective organizations." Diversity Champions are critical for creating lasting change in organizations and establishing an inclusive work environment. Criteria for nominations can be found here

 

This year’s Champion Award will celebrate nine years of recognizing diversity and inclusion champions, and will align with the 30th anniversary celebration of diversity efforts at the City Bar.

 

Nomination materials can be submitted to Clare Plunkett, New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036; via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or via fax at (212) 869-2145.

 

The deadline for submission is Monday, March 3, 2014. We encourage you to nominate individuals within your network that embody these principles.

   

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View the 2013 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Lunchon Here:

 

2013 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Larry Chanen
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase

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Asim Rehman
President, Muslim Bar Association of New York & Corporate Counsel, MetLife, Inc.

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Alita T. Wingfield
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

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Criteria
FAQ
2013 Nomination Form


 

On June 5, 2012 the City Bar honored four award winners recognizing the critical role they have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the New York legal community.

 

Steven Banks
Eric J. Friedman
Don H. Liu
Lorraine S. McGowen
Steven Banks

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The New York City Bar Association presented its 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at a ceremony and luncheon on June 5, 2012. Four attorneys were honored for their demonstrated commitment to improving diversity throughout the legal profession: Steven Banks, Eric J. Friedman, Don H. Liu and Lorraine S. McGowen

 

2012 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Steven Banks  
Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society

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Eric J. Friedman
Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Don H. Liu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Xerox Corporation

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Lorraine S. McGowen
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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2011 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Sheila S. Boston
Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP

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Vincent T. Chang 
Partner, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP

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S. Jeanine Conley 
Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Andrew T. Hahn, Sr.  
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

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2010 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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George Cheeks & Andra Shapiro
Executive Vice-Presidents, Co-General Counsels, MTV Networks

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Duane L. Hughes
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

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Marissa C. Wesely
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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2009 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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LaShann DeArcy
Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Hon. Charles J. Hynes
Kings County District Attorney

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James R. Silkenat
Partner, Arent Fox LLP

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2008 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Michael A. Cardozo
Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department

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Hon. Juanita Bing Newton
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives; Administrative Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York

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James B. O’Neal
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Legal Outreach, Inc.

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2007 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Sharon Y. Bowen
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

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Laurie N. Robinson
Assistant General Counsel, CBS Broadcasting Inc.

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Zakiyyah T. Salim
Associate, Heller Ehrman LLP

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Hon. John E.H. Stackhouse
Judge, New York Supreme Court

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2006 Diversity Champion Award winners:

 

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Hon. Daniel M. Donovan, Jr
District Attorney, Richmond County

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William Malpica
Associate, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

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Elizabeth D. Moore
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

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