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Diversity News

Lafayette & Kumagai Partner Gary Lafayette and Director of Marketing Anna Ludwig attended the 2020 National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year, Lafayette & Kumagai participated in Pitch Perfect: Gary knocked it out of the park when pitching the firm’s capabilities in
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Gary Lafayette is honored to moderate the General Counsel Panel at the upcoming NELC Texas Regional Conference and Reception on Wednesday 2/19/2020, presented by Toyota. Panelists include Sandra Phillips Rogers (Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.), Chris Luna, (VP, Legal Affairs and Chief Counsel, Metro by
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Lafayette & Kumagai is proud to sponsor the 2020 National Employment Law Council (NELC) San Francisco Regional Reception on Thursday 2/20/2020 at Trailblazer Tavern! The NELC strives to be the premiere organization for all experienced management-side labor and management-side employment law attorneys and human resources leaders of color practicing by providing an unparalleled platform for
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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP had such an incredible time at the NAMWOLF 2019 Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo! We appreciate everyone who stopped by to visit us at the Law Firm Expo and take home a magic robot. Thank you to the NAMWOLF team for a fantastic 2019 Annual Meeting in LA. It was
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We are proud to sponsor the 2019 National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo, September 22 – 25 in Los Angeles! We hope to see you there! NAMWOLF’s mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women
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Panelist Gary Lafayette spoke about FRCP Rule 30(b)(6) depositions in “Preparing Corporate Witnesses to Testify at Trial,” on Wednesday, April 24th, with fellow panelists Emilio Gonzalez (Davis Wright Tremaine), Kristi Matthews (Newell Brands), Telicia Dambreville (Burlington) and moderator Grace Speights (Morgan Lewis). For more information about the National Employment Law Council (NELC), please visit www.nelc-law.org
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The San Francisco Examiner quotes Gary Lafayette in a May 24, 2016 article regarding allegations of racial bias and discrimination at San Francisco State University: An attorney for the California State University system is conducting a review of hiring practices at San Francisco State University following allegations of racial bias and discrimination, CSU Chancellor Timothy
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The California Minority Counsel Program (“CMCP”) recognized Susan Kumagai for her contributions to diversity in the legal profession and long-term involvement in the organization. Ms. Kumagai has actively participated in CMCP for a number of years. She served on CMCP’s Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, was the Chair of the 2002 CMCP Annual Business
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