Wal-mart Sponsors NAMWOLF’s 2014 Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia September 21-24
CHICAGO (May 1, 2014) – The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Inc., (NAMWOLF®) today announced that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. joins Accenture, Microsoft and Prudential in becoming a sponsor and supporter of NAMWOLF’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 21-24. “We are proud to continue our strong support of minority and women owned law firms,” said Alan Bryan, leader of Walmart’s Office of Outside Counsel Management. “At Walmart, we value organizations like NAMWOLF that help ensure a diverse pool of high quality legal talent to better serve the needs of our legal department and company.”
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit nearly 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://www.corporate.walmart.com
“We are so thrilled that Walmart has again decided to be a sponsor for NAMWOLF and joins these other preeminent 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: “These firms offer a wide array of legal services in several practice areas including litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, complex transactions, insurance and corporate law just to name a few."
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.