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Transforming leadership

Seven of the industry's finest recognized at the Transformative Leadership Awards

Of the all the trends in corporate law, one of the most pervasive is the ongoing focus given to bringing a diverse array of voices to the table, tapping legal team members of every sex, race and creed to better represent the myriad of human experience. But encouraging diversity within a legal team is often not as simple as an assemblage of policies aimed at promoting tolerance in the workplace; it requires vision and strong leadership to bring out the true potential in any team member.

Bringing together in-house counsel, law firm partners and legal consultants in Washington, D.C. on Sep. 17, 2014, the Transformative Leadership Awards honor those in the industry who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing women and lawyers of color in corporate law.

Maryanne R. Lavan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Deborah Platt Majoras Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, The Procter & Gamble Company

Patricia R. Hatler Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Nationwide

Lucy Lee Helm, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Starbucks Coffee Company

Sheila Cheston, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jana Cohen Barbe, Partner and Member of the Board, Dentons

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