Our attorneys work hand in hand with the firm’s Professional Development and Inclusion team to carry out programs and initiatives in and across offices. Organized in committees, an ambassador network, and business resource groups, these attorneys help identify opportunities and needs. They are a valuable resource for our firm, our attorneys, and our clients.
Meet the attorneys supporting Ogletree Deakins' PD&I initiatives:
Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee
Co-chaired by C. Matthew Keen (Managing Shareholder) and by Michelle Wimes (Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer), the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, helps coordinate and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives. They work with the diversity and inclusion ambassador in each office to identify and support local diversity initiatives.
Business Resource Groups
Our business resource groups, or BRGs, are led by attorneys that are committed to leveraging their affinity to develop professionally and grow their books of business. Our six BRGs run initiatives that support the firm’s recruitment efforts as well as the professional development, retention, and advancement of the attorneys that participate. BRGs also serve as informal networking and business development units for the firm.
Professional Development Steering Committee
Co-chaired by C. Matthew Keen (Managing Shareholder) and by Michelle Wimes (Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer), the Professional Development Steering Committee, helps coordinate and implement professional development programs and initiatives. They work collaboratively with the professional development ambassador in each office to identify and meet professional development needs.
Professional growth opportunities for all our attorneys in an inclusive work environment — this is what drives us.