Ronald A. Norwood Discusses DEI Efforts with BAMSL

On October 25, 2023, Lewis Rice member and Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee Ronald A. Norwood discussed the firm's efforts alongside DEI Chairs from Thompson Coburn, Sandberg Phoenix, and Greensfelder. Hosted by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), Ron talked about Lewis Rice's enhanced commitment to DEI through formalized phases of program development, which include a proactive approach to hiring, promoting, and retaining diverse attorneys, DEI billable hours credit, firm-wide bias training, and diversity data reporting. Ron also described the firm's community outreach initiatives, which involve paid internships, support for diverse youth advancement, scholarships, mentorships, and sponsorship of conferences. 

To read a summary of the panel discussion published on January 17, 2024 on the BAMSL news site, click under "Resources" below.

Ron represents national and regional banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions in commercial and tort litigation matters. He also represents health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers in health care litigation disputes and provides counsel to manufacturers in product liability litigation, consumer fraud claims, and disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additionally, Ron has represented governmental, quasi-governmental entities, and municipalities in an assortment of litigation matters, has defended various entities in class action lawsuits, and has represented clients in federal investigative and federal criminal matters.