Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2020, 11:01 AM

The Black General Counsel Project: Con Edison’s Deneen Donnley

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Deneen Donnley, the general counsel and senior vice president of energy company Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., said that advocacy networks and determined lawyers from both legal departments and law firms have helped drive recent improvements in Black in-house representation.

“Black general counsel and law firm partners have collaborated both formally and informally to provide opportunities to Black attorneys and to provide the coaching, mentorship, and strategic insight necessary to advance to senior-level in-house ranks,” Donnley said in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of all general counsel in the Fortune ...

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