When ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, also published online at Law.com, convened their annual Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion efforts, they turned to Kang Haggerty LLC (KH) managing member Edward T. Kang to serve as moderator.
The roundtable originally appeared in the October 15, 2019 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, and is available to read online at Law.com.
Besides his own first-hand experiences as a diverse lawyer, and leader of a minority-owned law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kang and his firm are active members of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Kang Haggerty is also certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise by the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council.
He led a discussion with panelists from law firms that ranged from a handful to 4,000+.
Among the topics discussed were the expanding definitions of “diverse,” how law firms attract and retain diverse lawyers, and how to best develop good lawyers within a law firm.
In addition to moderator Kang, the other attorneys participating in the roundtable discussion were:
Gilda Arroyo, Burns White
Pamela Harper, Griesing Law
Kimya Johnson, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Evan Liu, Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig
Ruben Munoz, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Paola Pearson, Anapol Weiss
Kenneth Sharperson, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby
Marilou Watson, Fox Rothschild
Raymond Williams, DLA Piper