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Crowell & Moring's Ellen Dwyer Promotes Innovation at the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Annual Meeting (Video)

Photo of Ellen Dwyer on In-House Counsel Panel

Washington – December 7, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP partner Ellen Dwyer recently joined leaders from The Clorox Company, Harvard Law School, HP Inc., Microsoft, and USAA, in a panel discussion at the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) Ninth Annual Meeting in Washington. 

The keynote discussion, “A Conversation at the Intersection of Leadership, Innovation, and Inclusion,” addressed issues ranging from the impact of the #MeToo movement to the role of giving and receiving critical feedback during the course of a career. Dwyer, a member of the LCLD board, urged law firm leaders and in-house counsel to create inclusive cultures.

LCLD’s annual meeting serves as one of the country's most effective D & I laboratories—incubating new ideas, testing them against tough-minded peers in small group sessions, and sharing them with the full membership of LCLD, more than 300 of the world's most powerful legal minds.

A video of the panel discussion can be viewed here. Panelists included:

  • Martha Minow, Harvard Law School (moderator)
  • Deneen Donnley, General Counsel and Corporate Vice President, USAA
  • Ellen Dwyer, Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee, Crowell & Moring
  • Kim Rivera, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, HP Inc.
  • Dev Stahlkopf, General Counsel and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
  • Laura Stein, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Clorox Company

Crowell & Moring is a longstanding member of the LCLD. Since 2010, the firm has sponsored firm partners, associates, and/or summer associates in a variety of pipeline programs that have provided leadership training and development for high-potential diverse talent. For more information, visit

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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