Jennifer Reddien’s arrival at Venable as the firm's inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer was covered by Law360 and Politico on July 28, 2021, Bloomberg Law on July 29, and the Washington Post on August 1.
Ms. Reddien is an accomplished professional with deep experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space in the legal industry. A former practicing litigator, she transitioned into her current area of expertise while serving as the executive director for the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. In this role, she helped drive sustainable institutional change at law firms. She most recently served as the director of diversity and inclusion at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she collaborated with firm leadership to integrate the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion into all of its talent functions, including recruiting, professional development, and business development.
Ms. Reddien will work closely with Nora E. Garrote, partner in charge of Diversity and Inclusion and a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Transactions Group, and will have extensive interaction with the firm's Management Committee and board as she works to advance Venable's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace for attorneys and business professionals.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Venable team, and I'm really looking forward to collaborating with leadership on D&I initiatives," Ms. Reddien told Law360.