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Wiley Recognized by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity as a 2021 Compass Award Winner

October 27, 2021

Washington, DC – Wiley, a preeminent Washington, DC law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been named a Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes law firms and corporations that show a strong commitment to creating a more open and diverse legal profession.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by LCLD with a Compass Award, which underscores our incredible commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at our firm,” said Wiley Chief Diversity Officer Rashida MacMurray-Abdullah. “While this award acknowledges that Wiley is making great strides in advancing our DEI efforts; we must continue to push for a more inclusive environment in the legal industry.”

Wiley’s involvement with LCLD includes: selecting International Trade partner Laura El-Sabaawi for LCLD’s 2021 Fellows Program. Insurance associate Ashley L. Criss is participating in the 2021 LCLD Pathfinder Program designed for high-performing, early career lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Litigation associate Lukman S. Azeez and White Collar & Government Investigations associate Vesna K. Harasic-Yaksic participated in the Pathfinders program as members of the 2020 class.

LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners – the leadership of the profession – who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

Click here to read more about LCLD’s awards and view the full lists of winners.

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Maria Woehr Aronson
Director of Communications

Molly Peterson
Senior Communications Manager

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