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017 Diversity and Inclusion- Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

In this episode, Christina Martini discusses:

  • The current state of diversity and inclusion in the law
  • What does D&I mean in the context of today’s legal environment
  • Where are we with diversity in law firms and legal departments
  • Our successes and failures with diversity and inclusion

Key Takeaways:

  • Emotional intelligence is a critical component of developing a successful diversity and inclusion strategy
  • There need to be open discussions about D&I successes and failures
  • Everyone must understand, support and empathize with one another to have D&I programs that work
  • Continued support, mentoring, guidance and leadership development training is essential to ensure continued success in D&I and beyond

“Honesty, humility and integrity help ensure that diversity-related communications are sent, received and valued.” —  Christina Martini



Connect with Christina Martini:

Twitter: @TinaMartini10


DLA Piper:

LinkedIn: Christina Martini



Show notes by Podcastologist: Britnie Leverett

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

About the author, Christina Martini

For nearly 25 years, Christina (Tina) Martini has been an intellectual property attorney practicing in BigLaw. Tina is a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising and unfair competition law.

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