BALTIMORE— Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys and staff members Ellen Gregg , Nicholas Hawkins and Angela Long participated in the ACC Baltimore Event: Does Diversity Drive Innovation in Law on October 23 at Flemings Prime Steak House in Baltimore. The interactive panel discussed current diversity efforts in the legal field and how they are making a difference in organizational innovation. Nicholas Hawkins was a moderator and Ellen Gregg was a panelist for the discussion. Angela Long also helped with organizing and planning the event in collaboration with the ACC.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a Premiere Sponsor of the ACC Baltimore Chapter.

Ellen Gregg leads the Case Management Facility (CMF), which helps clients manage information in mass tort and class action litigation. Ellen is also Vice Chair of the firm, and is an innovator in law firm leadership, professional development, and recruiting programs. Ellen Gregg has litigated cases at all levels of state and federal courts including class actions, and medical malpractice, wrongful death, civil rights and complex product liability claims.

Nicholas Hawkins works with start-ups and emerging companies, helping them establish their businesses, brands and trademarks. Having recently worked for one of the world’s largest sports companies, he’s adept at developing brand management and protection strategies for clients by advising product and marketing teams, addressing design concerns, clearing trademarks, and reviewing marketing creative for compliance. He has also drafted and negotiated intellectual property licenses and agreements, and advised on social media related issues, including FTC compliance with A-list celebrities, athletes, and influencers.