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Vedder Thinking | News Benjamin O. Williams Selected for the Chicago Committee’s Pathway to Partnership Program

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that attorney Ben Williams has been selected for the Chicago Committee’s inaugural Pathway to Partnerships Program, a business development program for diverse, senior associate attorneys. The program is designed to help attorneys develop client relationships and to increase the number of diverse partners at large law firms in Chicago.

The program matches attorneys nominated by the firm with a corporate client. Mr. Williams, whose practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, commercial and corporate transactions, will be working with a national association.

“We are proud to partner with the Chicago Committee on this fantastic business development initiative for diverse attorneys,” said Jeanah Park, Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “At Vedder, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing a diverse workforce while promoting both the individual talent of our attorneys and our ability to provide our clients with excellent service through attorneys like Ben. This program reflects both of those goals and we are excited for the new opportunities it will allow a talented attorney such as Ben. ”

“I’m honored to be selected as the firm’s Pathway to Partnership Fellow,” said Mr. Williams. “I look forward to not only working closely with the national association to deliver best-in-class client service on behalf of the firm, but also the opportunity to take part in the professional development and relationship-building that this program has to offer.”

The Chicago Committee seeks to enhance racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession by collaborating with its law firm and corporate membership to: drive sustainable institutional change at law firms and corporate legal departments; provide professional development; and cultivate the community of minority lawyers through programming and leadership opportunities.


Benjamin O. Williams


Jeanah Park