Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Elects New Diversity Chair: Litigation Shareholder Jeanah Park
January 25, 2018
Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Litigation Shareholder Jeanah Park has been named Chair of the Vedder Price Diversity Committee, effective immediately. The Diversity Committee ensures that efforts to promote and enhance diversity and a culture of inclusiveness remain a priority at Vedder Price. The Committee is charged with ensuring the firm reflects the rich diversity of the communities, industries and clients we serve.
"Jeanah brings enthusiasm, fresh ideas and thoughtful leadership to our Diversity Committee,” said Michael Nemeroff, President and CEO of Vedder Price. “I am proud of the firm’s commitment to maintaining and enhancing a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment, and look forward to working with Jeanah in this important role that reflects on our clients and communities.”
Ms. Park has been with the firm since 2008. She counsels and represents clients in a wide variety of business and employment disputes, including commercial contract, trade secret misappropriation, wrongful discharge, securities, unfair competition, consumer class action and business tort disputes. Ms. Park has been an integral member of the Diversity Committee, assisting with the creation of the firm’s women’s affinity group, “Women at Vedder Empowering Success,” (WAVES), also serving as the Chicago office Chair of WAVES. In her new role, Ms. Park will be responsible for driving the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategies, maintaining the commitment to best practices and policies to promote diversity and engaging all attorneys in these endeavors.
“I am honored to be named the Vedder Price Diversity Chair,” said Ms. Park. “Our firm is committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness and advancing opportunities for lawyers regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. I look forward to building on this solid foundation that our committee has created over the years.”
In addition to her legal work, Ms. Park is active in the community. She is President of the Board of Directors of Asian Human Services, a non-profit social services agency that provides health care, education, employment and other services to underserved immigrant and refugee populations in the Chicago area. She also recently served as President of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, the Midwest’s largest association of Asian American attorneys, judges and law students.
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