“I am grateful to the NYC Bar and the LGBT Rights Committee for this wonderful recognition,” said Ms. Linsky. “The work of this Committee has been of tremendous value to the broader LGBT community, and it was an honor and a privilege to serve on the Committee for four years.”
Ms. Linsky, who focuses her practice on complex litigation, including products liability and toxic tort, trials, investigations and civil rights litigation, has been a passionate advocate for diversity issues and, as McDermott’s first partner-in-charge of Firmwide Diversity, has played a critical role in advancing the Firm’s own diversity initiatives. She is also a member and officer of the Board of Directors for Lambda Legal, the country's oldest and largest LGBT civil rights organization, and a member of the Board of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals. Ms. Linsky was recognized in 2009 as a “Mover & Shaker” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and in 2011 she was voted a “Top 50 Power Gay” by The New York Observer.
Ms. Linsky will be presented with the award next month, at the NYC Bar’s annual reception and cocktail party celebrating LGBT Pride Month. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.).
McDermott Will & Emery’s commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that diversity is necessary to achieve excellence in all aspects of client service. The Firm is committed to a culture that values and nurtures diversity and appreciates its importance in attracting and retaining exceptional talent. To meet this commitment, McDermott has established diversity programs and practices which have helped the Firm to encourage a breadth of ideas, experiences, perspectives and insights that are necessary to meet the challenges of today's global economy.
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