Lewis Rice Joins The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity


Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that its Management and Diversity & Inclusion Committees have joined and pledged to drive additional diversity efforts in the Firm through membership in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). LCLD is made up of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and managing partners of the nation's leading law firms who are committed to creating a diverse legal profession across the U.S. With this membership, Lewis Rice’s management pledges to direct material change within the Firm, in our community, and in the legal profession through hiring programs, training and development, relationship building, incentives programs, and more. These efforts will be driven predominantly through the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, chaired by Ron Norwood and its members Sarah Mullen (Vice Chair), Greg Beekman, Jami Boyles, Apollo Carey, Lynn Hinrichs, Taylor Matthews, Billee McAuliffe, Neal Perryman, and Jerina Phillips.

"We are proud to be a part of this important organization, furthering our commitment to sustaining an inclusive culture and challenging the legal industry to do the same," said Firm Chairman Richard B. Walsh, Jr. "We look forward to collaborating with other members of the LCLD to promote diversity in the workplace and in our communities in ways that are meaningful and effective."

To learn more about LCLD, click under "Resources" below.

Lewis Rice has always been, and will continue to be, a firm that values diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment, where individuals are rewarded based on talent and performance, regardless of race, gender, age, handicap, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. This approach allows us the ability to provide our clients with the most comprehensive legal representation possible. The visionary perspectives upon which our founders built our Firm led to the forward-thinking, stable, and successful law firm we enjoy today.