Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022

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  • Kirkland & Ellis
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Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2020

We are delighted to host the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022, taking place on Thursday, June 9, in Los Angeles. These awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada.

Since 2012, the Chambers team have conducted in-depth research and hosted numerous diversity seminars across the USA which include events and awards in both New York and Miami.

This year’s awards provide the opportunity to shine the spotlight on role models and trailblazers in pro bono and corporate social responsibility as well as inclusion. The 2021 awards were the first to include an environment and sustainability award, which we are delighted to include again in 2022.

The event is currently planned to take place in-person and we will continually monitor the situation to ensure the safety of all attendees.

You can find out more about the D&I awards methodology and read our FAQ blog post here. Below you can find the submission guidelines for all categories, the relevant survey links that you should use to submit and PDF versions of submission forms to see all survey questions ahead of sending your submission.

The awards are in association with Kirkland and Ellis

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Sponsorship opportunities for Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2021

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Events Director, Kevin Lloyd. To find out more about the Chambers D&I Awards: North America 2022 contact D&I Managers, Luke Vincett and Ellie Gerszt.


USA Private Practice – Individual Categories

Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader
Amanda Phillips – Greenspoon Marder LLP
Dexter Pearce – Stoel Rives LLP
Emily Balter – Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes
James Alphonse Nortey – Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
Juan J. Garcia – AMS TRADE LLP
Kabir Duggal – Arnold & Porter
Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison – Willenken LLP
Natalie C. Groot – Mintz
Nadia E. Haghigatian – Holland & Knight
Nitya Kumar Goyal – Dechert
Shannon McNeal – Davis Wright Tremaine
Tzy-Ying (Sandy) Chiu – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Diversity & Inclusion: Lawyer of the Year
Adé Heyliger – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Ava Lias-Booker – McGuireWoods LLP
Bonnie Lau – Morrison & Foerster
Darin Snyder – O’Melveny & Myers LLP
David S. Flugman – Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC
Grace E. Speights – Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
Harold E. Franklin, Jr. – King & Spalding LLP
Jenea M. Reed – Stearns Weaver Miller
Myrna L. Maysonet – Greenspoon Marder LLP
Paul Loh – Willenken LLP
Raqiyyah Pippins – Arnold & Porter
Rita-Anne O’Neill – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sarah Zabel – MAZE Resolutions PA
Sozi Pedro Tulante – Dechert

Pro Bono: Lawyer of the Year
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf – WR Immigration
Chava Brandriss – Davis Wright Tremaine
Edward Soto – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Liam Montgomery – Williams & Connolly LLP
Melissa Tapanes Llahues – Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes
Michael (Mike) Jones – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Rob Roberts – Ropes & Gray LLP
Stefan Dann – McGuireWoods LLP
Susan M. Finegan – Mintz

Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution
Alexis Amezcua – Morrison & Foerster
Barry Wolf – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Brian J. Winterfeldt – Winterfeldt IP Group
Carol Villegas – Labaton Sucharow LLP
Darren Skinner – Arnold & Porter
Deborah E. Barnard and Janis Boyarsky Schiff – Holland & Knight
E. Dee Martin – Bracewell LLP
Jeffrey Bercow – Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes
Jonathan K. Waldrop – Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Leyza F. Blanco – Sequor Law
Maria I Sampedro-Iglesia – MAZE Resolutions PA
Tyrone P. Thomas – Mintz

Diversity & Inclusion: Lifetime Achievement (no shortlist)

USA Private Practice – Firm Categories

Veterans Advancement: Outstanding Firm
Covington & Burling LLP
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Holland & Knight
McGuireWoods LLP

Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm
Arnold & Porter
Davis Wright Tremaine
Fenwick & West
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Selendy Gay Elsberg
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wilkinson Stekloff LLP
WR Immigration

Pro Bono: Innovation Award (no shortlist)

Environment & Sustainability: Innovation Award (no shortlist)

Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Firm
Baker McKenzie
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine
Dechert LLP
Holland & Knight
Kim Vaughan Lerner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Labaton Sucharow LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Willenken LLP

Diversity & Inclusion: Innovation Award (no shortlist)

USA In House – Individual Categories

Diversity & Inclusion: Lawyer of the Year
Amy Crane – Rhode Island Department of State Government
Angela Curry – Bentley Systems
Arvin Patel – Intellectual Ventures
Asha Allam – formerly of Adduci, Mastriani, & Schaumberg LLP
Elizabeth Lester – Equifax
Joycelyn “Jo” Eason – Wells Fargo
Mark C. Darrell – Spire, Inc.
Robyn Buck – Bayer

Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution
Damon Hart – Liberty Mutual Insurance
Deborah H. Telman – Organon & Co.
Erika Engelson – Deutsche Bank
James Chosy – U.S. Bank
Kim Gold – Genentech
Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe – Duke Energy Corporation
Sharon Barner – Cummins
Sarita Venkat – Apple

Diversity & Inclusion: Lifetime Achievement (no shortlist)

USA In House – Company Categories

Diversity and Inclusion: Company of the Year
AbbVie Inc.
Bank of America
Wells Fargo

Canada Private Practice

Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Firm (no shortlist)

Canada In House

Diversity and Inclusion: Lawyer of the Year
Andrew Fellows – Oxford Properties Group
Corrine Kennedy – The Co-operators Group Limited
Tariq Remtulla – Airbnb