Tristan Higgins, director of Sony Electronics Inc.’s law department is this year’s recipient of the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association’s Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award. And she has a lot to be proud of.
Higgins co-founded the LGBT resource group at Sony, and also got the company involved with the San Diego Pride Parade, which it has participated in for the past three years. She’s the co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Business and Corporate Law Section, which resulted in Sony partnering with the association’s Diversity Fellowship Program. Through this program, first-year law students have the opportunity to learn from corporate legal departments.