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Diversity News

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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Panelist Gary Lafayette spoke about connecting with jurors in “The Art of Persuasion: Influencing Juries,” on Tuesday, September 23rd, with fellow panelists Gene Hou of American Family Insurance, William Sommers, Jr. of Courington Kiefer & Sommers, LLC and puppet master Beth Boggs of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs. For more information about the National Association
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Panelist Anna Ludwig shared typography and graphic design tips for responding to RFPs at “Keep Calm & Respond On,” on Tuesday, September 23rd, with fellow panelists Pam Bertieri of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Laci Roth of Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson LLC, Jamie Autin of Rivero Mestre LLP and Jennifer Collins of Goldfarb
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