Gordon & Rees Partner Leon Silver to Speak at IILP’s Cincinnati Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

June 2017

Phoenix partner Leon Silver will present his paper, "On a Mission to Bring 'True Diversity' to the Field of Law" at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession's (IILP) symposium: "The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession" on June 27 from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Procter & Gamble Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The symposium will also feature presentations by other 2017 IILP Review's authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about diversity and inclusion.

The Cincinnati symposium is one of nine (so far) that will be presented throughout the country. The IILP Review serves as the focal point for these symposia to facilitate open discussion amongst legal professionals about diversity and inclusion in person. 

Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

  • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
  • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
  • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

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Leon Silver is a co-managing partner at Gordon & Rees's Phoenix office. He is the firm’s National Practice Group leader for Retail & Hospitality and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Privacy & Data Security and Employment practice groups. With more than 25 years of experience handling complicated business and real estate trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals, Mr. Silver has a proven record of success in the most difficult, high dollar disputes the firm's clients have faced. Mr. Silver represents national and multi-national retailers, restaurants, hotels and management companies, as well as manufacturers, sophisticated real estate investors and developers, small businesses and business people.