member spotlight: reed smith llp
One of the largest law firms in the world, Reed Smith LLP recognizes that diversity at all levels of an organization creates a successful enterprise. “We have an unwavering commitment to diversity, with principles of fairness and inclusion permeating our culture,” said Deborah Broyles, Reed Smith’s Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion.
The firm showcases the talent of its diverse attorneys and partners with organizations in the legal sector and the community to ensure the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts benefit more than just the firm. “We connect the diversity leaders of tomorrow with the business leaders of today,” Broyles said. Under her leadership, the firm is steadfast in its commitment in 26 offices across three continents toward creating a diverse global workforce operating in an inclusive environment. And their efforts have paid off. This week, two Reed Smith associates were chosen to be members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2016 class of “Pathfinders,” a new program series designed by LCLD to train high-potential, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies. Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession.