COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL JOINS ALLSTATE AND CARGILL IN SUPPORTING NAMWOLF'S 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
CHICAGO (June 18, 2014) - The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Inc., (NAMWOLF®) today announces that Comcast and NBCUniversal have joined Allstate and Cargill in becoming treasured supporters of NAMWOLF’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 21st -24th. At this event, NAMWOLF will promote true diversity in the legal profession by fostering the development of long lasting relationships between its preeminent minority and women owned member law firms and corporations and public entities across the United States.
“NAMWOLF has been instrumental in identifying women and minority owned law firms for us to partner with," commented Thomas Nathan, Senior Vice President, Litigation of Comcast Cable Communications. “Comcast and NBCUniversal are happy to be working with them, and we look forward to participating in their annual meeting.”
Allstate Corporation’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Susie Lees states, “A diverse and inclusive legal profession brings new ideas, continuous learning and an environment of respect. NAMWOLF sets the gold standard in fostering this environment. We’re proud to stand with them to not only support the 2014 annual meeting, but also their continued efforts to promote minority and women owned law firms.”
“Cargill, Inc. is proud to support the NAMWOLF 2014 annual meeting,” stated Karen Brown Kepler -Cargill Law Department Law Procurement Manager.“We could not be more pleased to have Comcast and NBCUniversal, Allstate and Cargill as sponsors for NAMWOLF’s 2014 Annual Meeting. These great in-house legal groups are joining many other prominent corporations in helping NAMWOLF achieve its mission of providing corporations the premier place to go to locate and hire minority and women owned law firms of the very highest caliber.” Joel Stern, Chief Executive Officer of NAMWOLF further states: “We salute these in-house legal groups who are taking active steps to effectuate change consistent with their company’s supplier diversity programs."
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms Inc., (www.namwolf.org) was founded in June 2001. It is a national trade association comprising a select group of minority and women owned law firms who exhibit excellence in the legal profession. The primary aim of the organization is to advocate for the increased utilization of minority and women owned law firms by major corporations and public entities throughout the United States.