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Internal Programming

Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs strengthen our workplace and ensure a respectful and welcoming environment for all. They serve as a common thread throughout the organization to positively address potential biases and prejudices. This rich tapestry of programs has included:

Cultural Celebrations Across the Firm:

 

Reproductive Justice - Women's History Month Guest Speaker

Melissa Murray
NYU Law Professor, Host, Legal Analyst

Melissa Murray 
 

The Life & Legacy of Lucy Stone - Women's History Month Guest Speaker

Steve Leifer
Retired Baker Botts Partner

Steve Leifer 
 

Celebrating Black History Month Guest Speaker

Rufus Cormier
Retired Baker Botts Partner

Rufus Cormier 

Native American Heritage Month Guest Speaker

Zonnie Gorman
Historian of the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII, Consultant & Lecturer

 Zonnie Gorman
 Hispanic Heritage Month Guest Speaker

Dr. Mónica A. Jiménez
Poet, Historian, Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
 Dr. Mónica A. Jiménez
 Pride Month Guest Speaker

Ryan Jamaal Swain
Award Winning Actor & Activist
Ryan Jamaal Swain 
 Juneteenth Guest Speaker

Dr. Ashley Farmer
Award Winning Historian & Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies & History at The University of Texas at Austin
Ashley Farmer 
 Memorial Day Guest Speaker

Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston
Highest Ranking Enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army & the Principle Advisor to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army on all matters impacting the Army’s one million soldiers, officers, and warrant officers
Michael Grinston
 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Guest Speaker

Lori Bannai
Professor Emerita & Director Emerita of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality
Lori Bannai
 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Guest Speaker

Don Tamaki
Senior Counsel at Minami Tamaki L.L.P.
 Donald Tamaki

Diversity Thought Leadership Speaker Series:

Raising Culturally Curious Kids

Bunmi Emenanjo
Attorney, Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur

 Bunmi Emenanjo

Memorial Day Commemoration

Mr. Khizr Khan
Constitutional Rights Advocate, Muslim American Patriot, Gold Star Parent

 Khizr Khan

Transition Guidelines Rollout

Dréya St. Clair
Speaker, Advocate, Purpose Driven Strategist, Diversity Champion

Dreya St Clair

Profiles of Leading Women Lawyers - Women in Action's Spotlight on Success Series:

Monica Karuturi
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
CenterPoint Energy

Monica Karuturi

Heather Bowman
Associate General Counsel, EHS
Koch Industries

Heather Bowman
Rebecca Lombard
Director of IP and Complex Litigation
Boehringer-Ingelheim
 
 Rebecca Lombard
Erika Singleton
Vice President, Global Chief IP Counsel
Entegris
Erika Singleton
Jennifer Tempesta
Partner
Baker Botts
 
Jennifer Tempesta 
Carina Antweil
Partner
Baker Botts
 
Carina Antweil 
Maggie Welsh
Partner
Baker Botts
 
 Maggie Welsh
Catriona Hatton
Partner
Baker Botts
 
Catriona Hatton 
Juliana Sersen
Partner
Baker Botts
 
 Juliana Sersen
Madeline McCune
Associate
Baker Botts
 
 
Madeline McCune 
 Teresa Jones
Associate
Baker Botts
Teresa Jones