2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers

by Edward Cates


Shareholder & Founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
W. R. Grace & Co.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Kimball International
Partner & Former U.S. Secretary of Home-land Security
Paul, Weiss
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Cigna
Chief Legal Officer
Baker Hughes
Partner, Global Labor & Employment Group
Reed Smith LLP
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Member Partner
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Partner, Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Department
McGuireWoods
Executive Vice President & Global General Counsel
The Kraft Heinz Company
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
New York Life
Partner
Susman Godfrey LLP
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
BIC®
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
General Counsel & Secretary
Sompo International Holdings, Inc.
Partner, Energy & Public Utilities
Blank Rome LLP
Managing Partner, Houston, TX Office
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Partner, Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
McGuireWoods