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CLOC Announces Inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council Members

By Angela den Tex

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San Jose, CA – August 1, 2023: The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”), the leading organization dedicated to transforming the business and practice of law, has announced its new Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council, which is comprised of 14 thought leaders drawn from across the legal ecosystem. The DEIB Council will help shape and drive CLOC’s strategy in implementing DEIB policies and procedures into not only CLOC’s daily operations, but to also offer knowledge, tools and resources to its members to ensure that the legal operations ecosystem is equitable and inclusive.

“With our DEIB Council, we set out to create a diverse team that represents the full legal ops ecosystem so that our industry as a whole is properly represented with a variety of perspectives and voices shaping the CLOC strategy,” said Shawn Sanford, Head of Membership and Community Engagement at CLOC. “We are honored to have these influential and innovative leaders to serve the legal ops community.”

2023-2024 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council

  • Laura Dieudonné, Legal Operations and Administration Director, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Mark Allen, Director, Legal & Compliance Operations & Strategy, Zillow Group, Seattle, WA
  • Donovan Bell, Director, Global Legal Operations, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ
  • Kunoor Chopra, Vice President, Elevate, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mason Freeman, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • Madison Filzer, Legal Operations Administrator, Vox Media, LLC, New York, NY
  • Jenita Gillespie, Director, Legal Operations Bon Secours Mercy Health, Poland, OH
  • Shawn Gross, Director of Pricing & Legal Project Management, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Atlanta, GA
  • Tynisa Haskins, Legal Operations Consultant, Gambrills, MD
  • Kenneth Jacobs, Legal Analyst, UNCF, Washington, DC
  • Anita Kinney, Law Student, Northwestern University, Blue Island, IL
  • Ty Lim, Chief of Staff & Head of Legal Ops, Lyft, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Brian Moretti, Senior Consultant, Business Development, Cimplifi, Cranston, RI
  • Mike Russell, Head of Global Legal Operations, Expedia Inc., Seattle, WA

“CLOC is a global community focused on transforming the business and practice of law. As a critical part of this commitment and the success of our mission, we must ensure that organizations and individuals have the tools and resources they need to help advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in legal” said Mike Haven, CLOC President. “To do this, we must constantly evolve and leverage the power of our passionate members. This outstanding group of thought leaders will offer their expertise and unique perspectives to all segments of the ecosystem as we work together to make a meaningful difference.” 

“Our Council is excited to make a big impact for the legal operations industry. CLOC is thankful for the work of this dynamic group of leaders, and I am personally honored and fortunate to be on this important DEIB journey with each DEIB Council Member” said Laura Dieudonné, CLOC Board Member and Chair, DEIB Council. The DEIB Council will guide CLOC in delivering a new DEIB strategic plan which will be unveiled by the end of 2023. As a first step, CLOC thanks its partner, PwC, who will provide the Council with unconscious and implicit bias training.

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