Bloomberg Law
Nov. 1, 2019, 7:59 PM

Diversity Takes Center Stage at Corporate Counsel Conference

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Embracing diversity and breaking down racial and gender barriers in the workplace were hot topics among the dozens of panels put on this week at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s annual conference in Phoenix.

The Washington-based trade group, formed in 1982 to represent the interests of corporate counsel, considers diversity and inclusion to be among its most important mandates, said Veta Richardson, who has served as the ACC’s president and CEO since 2011.

“We’ve done a lot of work and outreach to diverse communities,” said Richardson, a former senior in-house attorney at Sunoco LP who previously served as executive director ...

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