By: Susan DeSantis
Carol Sigmond, vice chair of the NY State Bar Association’s Committee on Committees, was included in the New York Law Journal article, “Diverse Leaders To Take Over All 59 of NY State Bar Association’s Committees.”
Henry M. Greenberg, the Greenberg Traurig shareholder who became president of the New York State Bar Association on Saturday, has appointed a diverse chair, co-chair or vice-chair to all 59 of the organization’s committees.
The state bar association is announcing Monday that Greenberg is making sure that every committee has a woman, person of color or another lawyer who represents diversity at its helm.
“It is a moral imperative that our profession better reflects the diversity exemplified by our clients, and we can no longer accept empty rhetoric or half-measures to realize that goal,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do, and clients are demanding it.”
The bar association will develop and implement an association-wide inclusion plan during his presidency, Greenberg said.