The East Coast edition of the Transformative Leadership Awards (TLA) takes place tomorrow in New York City. Last week, InsideCounsel reached out to the 2013 TLA East winners to learn more about what the TLA program and its awards mean to them. Today, InsideCounsel catches up with Roderick Palmore, for whom a new award category is named. Palmore is the executive vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance and risk management officer at General Mills Inc. and is a member of the board of directors at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
The Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award is presented to a law firm managing partner, law firm senior leader or senior law department leader whose courage, unyielding vision, integrity, conviction and authenticity have carved a groundbreaking path and laid a new foundation to accelerate the economic empowerment of attorneys of color or women. This year’s Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award winner is Candace Beinecke, chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.