Jennifer M. Reddien serves as Venable’s inaugural Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Jennifer has spent her career pursuing diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts.
In expanding Venable’s diversity initiatives, Jennifer will monitor progress and hold the firm accountable for results. She will also stress education by training attorneys on topics like implicit bias and serving on outside panels.
Previously, Jennifer served as director of D&I at global law firm Haynes and Boone. She was also executive director of the nonprofit Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. Additionally, Jennifer spent many years as a litigation lawyer and co-chaired the Diversity Task Force at her previous firm.
Jennifer serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and is a member of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, Inc. She was recently listed in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching and recognized in D CEO’s Dallas 500 Directory. In 2020, Jennifer was invited to participate in D CEO’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium.
Jennifer received a B.A. from Duke University, J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and MBA from the University of Notre Dame.