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MCCA Honors Roy Prather with Rising Star Award

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Beveridge & Diamond Principal Roy Prather (Baltimore) has been selected for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) Rising Star Award. MCCA’s Rising Stars is an annual selection of attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal profession, to their community, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) place them among “attorneys to watch."

Roy represents businesses and public sector entities across industry sectors in federal and state courts. His experience includes defending citizen suits and class actions involving toxic tort and product liability claims under federal environmental laws and state analogues, regulatory compliance work, and environmental justice matters. He also serves as the Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.

Roy is a founding member and serves on the Board of the Black BigLaw Pipeline, Inc., a non-profit comprised of senior Black attorneys established to promote positive outcomes for Black attorneys working in large law firms. He serves as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters and as a mentor in the Baltimore community with Bridges Baltimore. He is also a member of the National Aquarium’s Conservation Committee, where he facilitates the creation of conservation education programming focused on urban and ocean conservation for students within Baltimore City and the surrounding areas. Roy also maintains an active commitment to pro bono work, particularly in areas of housing, unfair wage practice, immigration, and landlord/tenant matters.

B&D’s Chairman Ben Wilson commented, “Roy’s star is still rising.  He is a leading litigator at our firm and has made a difference with his leadership of DEI initiatives. We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

Firmwide Managing Principal Kathy Szmuszkovicz added, “All of us at B&D are proud of Roy for this recognition by MCCA. He has established himself as an innovative and insightful lawyer and a leader in the practice of environmental law, as well as a kind and generous colleague and member of his community.”

Roy’s full MCCA Rising Star profile can be found here.