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BCLP’s I&D Director Joins Harvard Law School APALSA/SALSA Law and Public Policy Conference Panel on Diversity in the Legal Profession

February 13, 2021

BCLP’s Director of Inclusion & Diversity – U.S. Tommy Shi will join the 2021 Harvard Law School’s 27th National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association/Southeast Asian Law Students Association Conference on Law and Public Policy and participate on the panel “Visible Diversity in New Spaces.” The Feb. 13 virtual panel will discuss issues related to Asian Pacific American diversity in the legal profession.

Shi is responsible for BCLP’s strategic initiatives and the delivery of projects and activities related to inclusion and diversity in the firm’s U.S. offices. He collaborates with firm leadership, the Global Inclusion & Diversity Action Board, partner champions and firm affinity groups. Shi most recently served as the director of diversity and inclusion for Day Pitney; prior, he was the diversity and inclusion officer for Mercedes-Benz USA, leading the strategic direction, development and implementation of the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

A frequent speaker on diversity issues, Shi has received a Corporate Leadership Award from the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award and a Vanguard Award from the Automotive Hall of Fame. He is president of the Board of Directors for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and a past president of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.

Shi is joined on this panel by David Lat, founding editor of the legal blog Above the Law. Click here for more information or to register for this conference, which is open to the public. 

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