Oktober 12. 2021

Mayer Brown partner Jeremiah DeBerry named a 2021 Distinguished Leader by New York Law Journal

Mayer Brown announced that New York partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Jeremiah DeBerry has been named a “Distinguished Leader” as part of the New York Law Journal’s 2021 New York Legal Awards. The award recognizes attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year.

An active proponent of diversity in the legal profession for more than 20 years, Mr. DeBerry oversees all aspects of Mayer Brown’s efforts to recruit, hire, develop and promote diverse and women lawyers. He serves on the firm’s global partner promotion committee to ensure that diversity and inclusion principles are incorporated into partner promotion decisions. He is responsible for the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion policies for all of the firm’s US offices.

Additionally, Mr. DeBerry helped launch several notable programs and initiatives at the firm, including a task force leadership team, which focuses on guiding and organizing the firm’s community-facing response in areas including, but not limited to, voter rights, access to housing and economic stability and criminal justice and policing reform.

Mr. DeBerry has been frequently recognized for his leadership and contributions to improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. He was named a 2021 “Notable Black Leader and Executive” by Crain's New York Business and a 2019 “Equality Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.

Read Mr. DeBerry’s NYLJ profile here.

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