Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Director of Talent Management, Brandi Russell, will present as part of ADLA’s inaugural DE&I panel, co-hosted by ADLA’s Women in the Law Section and Young Lawyers Section. The virtual event will take place on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Brandi, along with other industry leaders, will facilitate a round table discussion about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. The panelists will discuss the definition of DE&I and the importance of DE&I within the legal sector.
This course, or a portion thereof, has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 1 hours’ credit.
Brandi earned her J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. Additionally, Brandi is a 2013 graduate of Balch’s Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success, an annual pipeline program for minority and underrepresented law students across the Southeast designed to introduce students to the rigors of law, learn the skills they need to be successful in law school and gain a deeper understanding of the legal profession and future career opportunities.
In her role at Balch, Brandi works alongside firm leadership and its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council to lead the firm’s diversity strategy, addressing opportunities to enhance diversity and inclusion at every level. In addition, she has expanded recruitment and retention initiatives with a focus on next generation talent. Brandi also directs the implementation of the firm’s professional development program to ensure attorneys have the resources needed to achieve their career goals and deliver great value to clients.