ATLANTA—Diversity matters in the legal profession, and Womble Bond Dickinson showed the firm’s support for legal industry diversity by sponsoring two recent events in Atlanta.
On April 12, the firm was a Jade Sponsor of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) Gala at the Georgia Aquarium. Viet Dihn, a Board of Directors member at 21st Century Fox, LPL Financial Holdings, and Scientific Games, was the keynote speaker. TNT Sports broadcaster and Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson Jr. served as emcee for the 25th annual event.
GAPABA is the Georgia affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and on April 13, NAPABA held its Southeast Regional Conference at the InterContinental Buckhead. The conference featured informative sessions on such topics as cybersecurity, labor and employment/immigration compliance, the rise of hate crimes, intellectual property, and maintaining a diverse workforce.
Womble Bond Dickinson team members attending one or both of the events were attorneys Ashley Bynoe, Alysja Carlisle, Sharon Johnson, Nik Patel, Sid Shenoy and Joann Waters and Marketing Director Kay Newman. Shenoy is President of NAPABA affiliate the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA), while Carlisle serves as CAPABA’s Vice President – Membership.