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    Paulette Brown - Breaking Barriers

    Locke Lord is delighted to share the following e-scrapbook with you including speeches, honors and activities of Paulette Brown, our partner, our chief diversity officer and president-elect nominee of the American Bar Association.  Paulette’s legal practice spans 35 years and focuses on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation and she is a member of the American Law Institute. She is a strong proponent of achieving greater diversity in the legal profession and works tirelessly in support of programs at our firm and in the legal industry. Paulette’s contributions to excellence in the legal profession and commitment to justice and equality have been widely recognized – not only by the ABA, but by numerous organizations.

    We hope you enjoy this e-scrapbook and visit often for updates.  The lawyers and employees of Locke Lord are very proud of Paulette Brown and look forward to seeing her continue to break barriers and transform the legal industry.

    Paulette Brown Selected as a 'Woman of the Year'
    The Delaware News Journal selected Paulette Brown, as a notable female newsmaker in 2014. The article, “Women of the Year: A Force for Good,” stated that Brown will become the first black woman to lead the American Bar Association, running for the office on a platform to eliminate bias in the US legal system.

    Paulette Brown to Deliver the Keynote Address at Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
    Paulette Brown, will deliver the keynote address at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Roger Williams University School of Law on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. There will be a reception immediately following Paulette's address.

    Howard Magazine Profiles Paulette Brown
    Howard Magazine published a feature about Paulette Brown, a partner in Edwards Wildman’s Labor & Employment practice and the firm’s chief diversity officer in its Fall 2014 edition. In the article, “On the Move,” Brown discussed being the first African-American woman to be elected president-elect of the American Bar Association and her professional background. 

    Paulette Brown Shares Her Advice for Women Attorneys in Legal Talk Network Interview
    Paulette Brown described the need for female attorneys to not conform to expectations and seek out leadership roles within the legal profession in an interview with Legal Talk Network. In the segment, "ABA Law Practice Division: Paulette Brown’s Advice for Women Attorneys," Brown emphasized the importance for all lawyers to find a balance in their lives including sleep, family, and finding something that helps clear the mind. 

    Paulette Brown Named to the 2014 EBONY Power 100 List
    Paulette Brown has been selected for the 2014 EBONY Power 100 List. The EBONY editorial team selected the 100 most influential African-Americans in the country, achievers who have made noteworthy accomplishments over the past year. The EBONY Power 100 List highlights individuals from many disciplines, including business, medicine, sports, media, religion, the creative arts, and more.  

    Boston Globe Features Article on Paulette Brown
    September 7, 2014 The Boston Globe published a feature about Paulette Brown, a partner in Edwards Wildman's Labor & Employment practice and president-elect of the American Bar Association. The article, "Paulette Brown To Take Reins of American Bar Association," discussed how Brown will be the first woman of color to lead the organization, her fight against subtle racism, discrimination, and small slights known as “micro-inequities", and her extensive experience in the legal profession.

    Paulette Brown Accepts Position of President-Elect of ABA
    Paulette Brown accepted the position of president-elect of the American Bar Association on August 12 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. She will serve a one-year term as president-elect before becoming ABA president in August 2015.
     
    Honored by Dress for Success Morris County- May 2014
    Paulette Brown was recently honored at the "Transforming Lives Gala" to benefit Dress for Success Morris County.  Held on April 24, 2014 in Morristown, the annual gala is Dress for Success's largest fundraiser.
    Paulette Brown – before the ABA House of Delegates
    February 10, 2014, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago

    Law360 Female Powerbrokers
    In March, Paulette was a featured participant in the Law360’s “Female Powerbrokers” series about groundbreaking role models who are an inspiration to the next generation of American lawyers.

    Celebrating International Women’s Day
    March 8, 2014 Paulette is featured as one of six women who continue to Inspire Change. View the Edwards Wildman Diversity Awareness poster featuring women who have inspired change and whose notable achievements have contributed towards the global fight for equality -- Paulette Brown, Baroness Hale, Christine Lagarde, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sheryl Sandberg, and Malala Yousafzai.

    Paulette was featured in the inaugural Harvard Law School International Women’s Day Exhibition in March 2014. Paulette was nominated for inclusion in this exhibit by a member of the Harvard community, who praised her for her work and inspiring life: “I find Paulette Brown particularly inspiring because she has maintained a commitment to helping advance (at every step) aspiring female and minority attorneys in the legal profession. Her commitment and sincere belief in the future generation of lawyers is electrifying.”

    Seton Hall - Fifth Annual Diversity Banquet - The Newark Club
    Paulette gave the keynote address on February 18, 2014. The student organizations of ALSA, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA and Lambda as well as the Dean's Diversity Council at Seton Hall gathered to celebrate the growth in diversity and excellence in the legal profession at this event.   Photo: Paulette speaks with Edwards Wildman's Jie Xiu

    Rutgers Law – Champions of Social Justice Banquet
    On January 24, 2014, Paulette was honored by the Rutgers Law–Camden Black Law Students Association for exemplifying the values advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its 18th Annual Champions of Social Justice Awards Banquet. Nominees are considered for their impact on society, public service, length of their service, and leadership qualities. Since 1997, the annual banquet has honored approximately 81 community leaders whose commitment to social justice and equality invokes the spirit and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.    Photo: Rutgers Camden Chancellor, Wendell Pritchett; BLSA President, Shani Sarjeant; Paulette Brown; Duane Morris partner Nolan Atkinson
     

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