Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council
The CLOC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council (“DEIB”) is comprised of a group of CLOC member volunteer leaders whose mission is two-fold:
Internal: Develop and execute the CLOC DEIB strategic plan; recommend policy and action to the CLOC Board of Directors that will position CLOC as an advocate, a forward thinking and innovative thought leader in this critical space.
External: Guide the global legal operations community as a whole with education, tools, and resources to achieve DEIB successes that will ensure a more inclusive and equitable legal operations community for the future.
The DEIB Council is comprised of a cross-section of CLOC membership. Selected through a rigorous application and interview process, participants will serve a minimum two-year term. Guided by CLOC Board Member Laura Dieudonné, Legal Operations and Administration Director at Delta Air Lines, the DEIB Council will support and guide CLOC in the following key areas:
• Serve as strategic advisors in formulating the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy of the association.
• Enhance member knowledge on strategies to incorporate DEIB principles into their legal operations department.
• Develop and recommend strategies and actions that will identify, engage, recruit and mentor future leaders in the legal operations industry.
• Aid in building partnerships with other organizations, when necessary, to include industry thought leaders in DEIB education and resource sharing.
DEIB Council Members
Thank you to the DEIB Council Members for their service to the legal community in helping drive the transformation of the business of law.
Legal Operations and Administration Director
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Laura Dieudonnè, HRM joined Delta Air Lines in 2015 and serves in the role of Legal Operations and Administration Director. Having spent over 30 years supporting lawyers in the management of administrative staff, human resources, financial reporting, budgeting, and legal operations, within prestigious New York City and Atlanta law firms, Laura now provides such support and her unique skills inhouse on the client side of the business.
Laura is a native New Yorker and moved to Atlanta in 2007 with her beloved husband and children. Laura is an active member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”) where she has served as Chair and Regional Leader of the Atlanta CLOC Chapter since 2016. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”) and served on the Atlanta ALA’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors as Director of Community Engagement and has previously led the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion for the Atlanta ALA prior to joining the Board.
Director, Legal & Compliance Operations and Strategy
Mark Allen has led Operations and Strategy for Zillow’s Legal & Compliance (L&C) organization since April 6, 2020 and is a member of the General Counsel’s Leadership Team.
He oversees the Organization’s business operations, program/project management, contract operations, eDiscovery and outside counsel management departments. Mark’s role is to drive innovation, operational efficiency, and deliver strategic outcomes at Zillow.
As Zillow embarks on transforming the real estate industry, Mark’s role is to conceptualize and manage enterprise-wide roadmaps that enable the Organization to support Zillow’s vision. In addition, he leads the Organization’s Equity & Belonging Committee, overseeing the Committee’s initiatives and overall activities.
Prior to joining Zillow, Mark Allen held leadership positions at renowned companies, including Netflix and Activision Blizzard. He is a graduate of Berkeley Law, University of Southern California, and American University.
Donovan A. Bell
Director, Information & Contract Experience - Global Legal Operations
Donovan is a Director in Legal Operations at Intel responsible for delivering a world class center of excellence for enterprise-wide contract, knowledge and information management while serving on the Intel Legal DEI Core Team. With 20+ years of operational and technical leadership spanning manufacturing, retail, gaming/hospitality, and technology industries, Donovan has built supplier diversity programs, delivered innovative strategies, and led operations for enterprises such as Walmart, Microsoft, and Doosan Bobcat. Donovan also serves as the Program Director and Adjunct Professor of Project Management at the University of Mary and voluntarily serves as the 12th District Technology Director for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. His most cherished role remains being a homeschooling father of 10 with his wife Janel.
Vice President - Legal Services
Elevate Services, Inc.
Kunoor, a licensed California attorney, is Co-founder and VP of Legal Services at Elevate. She built the legal services offerings that are part of Elevate’s portfolio of solutions, including in litigation, contracts, compliance and intellectual property. She designs rightsourced solutions focused on combining people, process, technology and data in innovative ways that enable customers to modernize and optimize operations.
Kunoor has been instrumental in transforming the legal industry, from her days at the forefront of the early days of legal process outsourcing to helping build one Elevate.
Kunoor is a recognized authority in the legal industry on topics related to women in entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, legal outsourcing, right sourcing of legal work, and optimization of legal work.
Legal Operations Administrator
Madison joins the DEIB Council from Vox Media’s Legal Operations team, where she primarily works on contract, knowledge, and project management, focusing on data privacy and compliance. Madison is most passionate about work combining her love of history, storytelling, social justice, law, and digital media.
Madison’s DEIB work formally began at the University of Cincinnati, where she served on the inaugural Student Diversity and Inclusion Council and received a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Madison attended Sarah Lawrence College’s Masters of Women’s and Gender History program, where she researched the efforts of Black Nationalist Women in 1960s Cleveland, Ohio.
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Mason has a litigation and regulatory practice with global reach. Leveraging his experience as a trial lawyer, he provides practical legal guidance to global technology, consumer product, and manufacturing clients on product liability litigation, regulatory challenges, and government investigations. Mason has significant experience defending consumer product companies in litigation across the country, including class actions. His work with Womble’s Case Management Facility enables him to assist clients with firm and vendor management, litigation practice operations, and risk assessments.
Beyond his litigation practice, Mason frequently advises clients on the commercial, regulatory, and safety issues that precede litigation, including regulatory issues in the US, UK, and Canada. Clients trust Mason to understand the regulatory framework, science, and technology behind their products.
Mason is Co-Chair of WBD Pride, the firm’s LGBTQ+ affinity group.
Jenita J. Gillespie
Director, Legal Operations
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Jenita Gillespie is the Director of Legal Operations at Bon Secours Mercy Health. Hired as a Paralegal in 2011, Jenita’s path to the directorship is also the story of the transformation of legal operations at one the United States’ largest Catholic health care systems and one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems. Jenita leads several critical functions including legal expense control, rate negotiation with external law firms, and contract lifecycle management. Jenita has extensive experience in e-billing on both the law firm side and client side. Jenita earned her Associate Degree in legal studies from ETI Technical College. Jenita also earned her BS in Business and Executive MBA from Kent State. Jenita has been an active member of CLOC since 2017.
Director of Pricing & Legal Management
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Shawn is a member of Constangy’s senior leadership team, contributing to various strategic initiatives, including as chair of the firm’s internal DEIB committee. Shawn actively engages with the legal community, frequently leading and participating in national presentations on legal operations, and diversity and inclusion. He played a key role in establishing the firm’s supplier diversity program, organizing book clubs focused on DEIB topics and authors, leading diversity discussions, implementing pronoun inclusion in firm emails and bios, and coordinating leadership training. With over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, Shawn holds a B.S.B.A in Finance and a Juris Doctor, both obtained from the University of Florida.
Legal Operations Consultant
Air Force Veteran
Tynisa (also goes by Ty) is a native of Washington, DC. As a recently retired military legal professional, she has over 20 years of strategic planning and leadership experience. Her communication and critical thinking skills generated impressive results for the Air Force’s law firm and made her a catalyst for organizational change and transformation.
Ty got her Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and certifications in Paralegal Studies, Information Management, Leadership and Data Analytics.
She is enthusiastic about professional development and mentorship; she enjoys helping others become the best version of themselves.
Her hobbies include eating blue crabs with family, enjoying a cup of coffee while reading books and writing handwritten letters to her friends.
Legal Operations Manager
Lauren is a Legal Operations Manager at Meta (formerly Facebook) where she leads Community & Connections efforts for the Legal department. Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs within the org and with external partners have been a priority for Lauren in her four years at Meta, aligning business resource groups, managing Meta’s outside counsel diversity program, and scaling legal pipeline programs.
Lauren has worked in people-focused operations across industries including architecture, non-profits, healthcare, and legal, letting the drivers of equality and community development lead her into various industries. Lauren attended Washington University in St. Louis and enjoys the creative problem solving her work brings.
Kenneth L. Jacobs
Legal Office Manager
United Negro College Fund, Inc. ("UNCF")
Kenneth L. Jacobs is the Legal Office Manager in the Office of the General Counsel at the United Negro College Fund, Inc. (“UNCF”) in Washington, D.C. Kenneth is responsible for developing and implementing standard operating procedures; executing business meeting logistics; managing governance projects; and processing estate gifts.
Prior to joining UNCF, Kenneth was a Legal Researcher at Baker and Miller, PLLC, providing research support on issues ranging from federal regulations, laws, and congressional history. Kenneth also has experience working at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and with U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin.
In 2018, Kenneth served as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for Rider University’s BOLD Alumni Council. In this role, Kenneth collaborated with university leaders to develop DEI strategies.
Kenneth has a B.A. in Journalism from Rider University with certificates in Law and Justice and Leadership Development.
Anita Kinney is a 2022 CLOC Scholarship Recipient entering her final year of law school at Northwestern University. She comes to legal operations following her first career as a librarian dedicated to increasing community engagement and equity, is excited by the potential of legal technology to enhance access to justice.
Chief of Staff & Head of Legal Ops
Ty is currently the Legal Chief of Staff and Head of Legal Ops at Lyft. Prior to Lyft, he led Privacy and Trust & Safety PMO, strategy, and business operations at Adobe and has spent 10+ years managing and scaling global teams at Google and Meta working on legal compliance and intellectual property, respectively. In the workplace, he has been an active leader in both the LGBTQ+ and Asian & Pacific Islander employee resource groups serving as an Executive Chair and focusing on DEIB, cultural education, professional development, and mentorship. Ty graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, serves on the Boards of the New Leaders Council and the Prism Foundation, and is passionate about creating brave intersectional spaces for folks to thrive in.
Brian A. Moretti
Senior Corporate Development Consultant
Brian Moretti has 27+ years’ experience developing and implementing corporate legal technology strategies and processes with a focus on providing clients a consistent, repeatable, and cost-effective approach to contract lifecycle management and eDiscovery, litigation, and investigations. Brian began his career in the legal support profession in 1996 as a litigation paralegal for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP prior to transitioning to a corporate in-house position at Textron Inc., in 2007. While at Textron Inc., Brian assisted in-house counsel with implementing and managing Textron’s enterprise-wide in-house eDiscovery program working alongside attorneys, support staff, and Textron businesses throughout all phases of the litigation and compliance process.
In 2014, Brian earned a Certified eDiscovery Specialist Certification by successfully demonstrating core competencies and essential knowledge in the electronic discovery field. Now, Brian serves as senior corporate development consultant at Cimplifi, a leading legal services provider. Brian leads with positive communication, interpersonal skills, a team-oriented mindset, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and continually demonstrates a strong work ethic, especially as it relates to the client experience.
Outside of work, Brian is committed to Special Olympics Rhode Island, “SORI”, where his eldest brother, Henry Moretti, III has competed as a Special Olympian athlete in multiple sports since 1972. Brian credits SORI with not only helping his bother Henry, but also helping his mom and his six other siblings understand of importance of acceptance and inclusion. Brian credits his brother’s determination to compete and succeed as the single most inspiring achievement he’s ever witnessed, shaping his views on diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels, and in all forms.
In late 2020, Brian was diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to the love and support of his husband Steven Miller, his family, friends, and colleagues at Cimplifi as well as amazing doctors, Brian beat cancer, and is now cancer free. Because of his experience battling cancer, Brian has is committed to supporting cancer research
and supports numerous related groups such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Head of Global Legal Operations
For nearly 30 years, I have built teams and designed systems to continuously improve legal operational efficiency and value. I am a frequently referenced author and speaker firmly entrenched at the intersection of law practice, technological innovation, and business process expertise in legal service delivery, where I currently serve as Head of Global Legal Operations for Expedia Group.
Previously, I established and led operations and process excellence for the Ingersoll Rand (now known as Trane Technologies) Global Legal Department. My journey also includes advising the formation of visionary law company Clearspire, along with nearly 15 years as Director, Strategic Legal Technology for Liberty Mutual Insurance Enterprise Legal Services – transforming a corporate legal department of 1,800+ professionals across 70+ locations with $1B+ managed legal spend.