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BASF Prepares for 2015 Goals and Timetables on Diversity Hiring Report


BASF’s Equality Committee held a Diversity Summit in November to prepare for the 2015 Goals & Timetables report on diversity in the legal profession. Thought leaders in the Bay Area were brought together to have an honest dialogue, go beyond the numbers and discuss how old approaches have impeded success in the advancement of diversity in the legal profession.

The summit, titled, “Unmasking Diversity“ included two panels and seven working group discussions. Panelists included Krystal Bowen, Bingham McCutchen; Bakari Brock, Twitter; BASF President Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Andrew Hinton, Google; Josetta Jones, Chevron Corporation; Steven Lowenthal, Farella Braun + Martel; Raymond Marshall, Bingham McCutchen; Christophe Mosby, Hewlett-Packard Company; Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers and Robert Van Nest, Keker & Van Nest.

Diversity Summit Speakers

The afternoon concluded with the 2012 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards Reception. Awards were given
by bar associations that belong to the Minority Bar Coalition to members who are dedicated to working in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity within the legal profession.

The following BASF members were selected as their minority bar association’s choice for the 2012 Unity Award: The Bar Association of San Francisco honored Mike Moye, Hanson Bridgett; Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom honored San Francisco Superior Court Judge Angela Bradstreet; Filipino Bar Association of Northern California honored Mark Punzalan, Punzalan Law; and Korean American Bar Association of Northern California honored Jang Im, Epstein Becker & Green.

For a list of all the MBC award winners, visit

More photos from the event are on BASF’s page on Facebook at
For more information on BASF’s Goals and Timetables initiative, please visit

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