“Our mission to be leaders and innovators in changing the legal profession to be more diverse and inclusive led us to partner with LEAP. We appreciate that while most major firms have diversity pipeline programs for future lawyers at the law school level, few major law firms have pipeline programs at the college level. I am also very excited that so many of our Reed Smith attorneys volunteered to be LEAP mentors this year, showing their commitment to give back and pay it forward for future generations of lawyers.”
John is the Chief Diversity Officer of Reed Smith, a global law firm with over 3,000 employees in 30 cities around the world. In this role, he acts as a change agent for Reed Smith’s efforts to sponsor and achieve diversity and inclusion in the legal community. Under his leadership, Reed Smith was recently recognized as one of three finalists for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award (2019), recognizing successes in diversity and inclusion among major law firms.