Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals Appoints Former ABA President Paulette Brown as Executive Advisor

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The Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), a leading non-profit organization comprised of diversity, equity and inclusion leaders from top law firms internationally, announces the appointment of Paulette Brown as Executive Advisor. Brown, who made history as the first woman of color to serve as President of the American Bar Association (ABA), will lead efforts to raise the profile of the organization through external partnerships, professional development and training, resource-sharing, webinars, community relations and communication. 

“With her impressive knowledge and immense commitment to the mission of our association, we are thrilled to have Paulette join our team,” said ALFDP President Karlie Ilaria Garcia, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Paul Hastings LLP. “Our goal is to build on the strengths and growth of the organization to evolve and position the ALFDP to be the trusted resource for expertise and guidance on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. Paulette’s experience and history of leadership in the legal industry will be pivotal to the continued pursuit of, and expansion of, our brand and mission.”

Brown is the founder and principal of MindSetPower LLC, a management consultancy which helps organizations and individuals transcend their own DEIB barriers creating a platform to thrive and be the leader that is within. During her career, Brown was Senior Partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Locke Lord LLP. Brown also served as president of the National Bar Association.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining ALFDP as they transition towards a more externally focused but still member driven association,” stated Brown. “The current board has a renewed enthusiasm and commitment to broadening their impact not only at member law firms but also in the greater community and I look forward to taking this journey with them.” 

Brown earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in political science from Howard University.

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