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Ogletree Deakins’ Sisi Hannibal Earns Certified Diversity Professional Designation

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KANSAS CITY – December 14, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is pleased to announce that Sisi Hannibal, professional development and inclusion manager at Ogletree Deakins, has earned a Certified Diversity Professional designation from the Institute for Diversity Certification.

A Certified Diversity Professional designation focuses on strategy and peer interaction. Achieving certification is rigorous and involves a depth of knowledge on 16 core competencies, including diversity recruiting and retention, designing programs for veterans, LGBTA employment issues, EEO laws in the U.S. & abroad, multicultural communications and marketing, religion in the workplace, empowering women in the workplace, and measuring the impact of diversity and inclusion. Those seeking to earn a certification must submit a professional work that is peer-reviewed and pass the proctored exam with an 80 percent or better score.

In her role in the firm’s Professional Development and Inclusion (PDI) department, Hannibal is responsible for managing the firm’s PDI initiatives and an inclusion team. She assists with the development of programs for recruitment, retention, and promotion of lawyers of color, women lawyers, LGBT lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities. She also advises offices throughout the firm’s international platform to develop and support local diversity initiatives, and partners with firm management to explore ways to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 750 attorneys located in 48 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year five consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2016, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. As a firm tradition and cornerstone of Ogletree Deakins’ core values, premier client service is a top priority and is outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

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