Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

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The New York City Bar Association will present its 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at the Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 11th. The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community. The award recipients embody the New York City Bar’s Statement of Diversity Principles, which defines diversity as an inclusive concept, encompassing race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status. This year marks a decade of recognizing Diversity and Inclusion Champions.

                                                                                                                     

The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award winners are:

 

Kathy Hirata Chin
Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Hon. Fern Fisher
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, New York City Courts and Director, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program

Darryl Gibbs
Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Taa Grays
Assistant General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, MetLife


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The New York City Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards, which will be presented at the 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, June 18th.

 

The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community. The award recipients embody the New York City Bar's Statement of Diversity Principles, which defines diversity as an inclusive concept, encompassing race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status.

 

The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award recipients are:

Michelle J. Anderson 
Dean, CUNY School of Law

 

Joseph M. Drayton
Partner, Cooley LLP

 

Natalia Martín & Karla G. Sanchez
Co-founders, "Cafecitos Network"

 

Tickets to the Celebration Dinner may be purchased on the City Bar's website: www.nycbar.org/diversitycelebration 

 

For more information about the award and the winners, please visit: http://www.nycbar.org/media-aamp-publications/press-releases/press-2014/2003-new-york-city-bar-association-announces-2014-diversity-a-inclusion-champion-award-winners


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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
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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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