DLA Piper launches Forward to support diversity in Chicago
DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Forward, an initiative designed to accelerate the advancement of diverse corporate counsel and other business professionals in the Chicago area.
Forward was unveiled Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at DLA Piper's Spring Diversity & Inclusion Reception at the Soho House in Chicago. The event brought together more than 100 diverse corporate counsel and allies who are committed to fostering a dynamic and diverse legal and business community in Chicago.
Forward will provide members with a variety of networking and professional development opportunities, including hosted receptions, strategic connections and continuing legal education. The initiative will also offer access to DLA Piper's vast global resources and opportunities to become involved in pro bono projects throughout Chicago and the neighboring suburbs.
Forward will be led by Raja Gaddipati, a DLA Piper partner and chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Chicago office.