B&D's Outgoing Chairman Ben Wilson Interviewed in Bloomberg Law Podcast on Leadership, Law, and Life
Lisa Helem, Bloomberg Law’s Executive Editor for Strategic Initiatives, spoke with Ben about law firm leadership, his formative years growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, his work to improve diversity in the legal profession and his legacy.
Beveridge & Diamond Chairman Ben Wilson (Washington, DC) spoke to Lisa Helem at Bloomberg Law in a conversation entitled "The End of an Era: Beveridge’s Outgoing Chairman Ben Wilson on Leadership, Law and Life" on December 29. In this "bonus" podcast episode, Lisa, Bloomberg Law's Executive Editor for Strategic Initiatives, asked Ben about evolving intentional diversity efforts during his 45 years of practice. Ben outlined his retirement plans, which include his continued leadership of the Diverse Partners Network (to be renamed the Diverse Lawyers Network) that he founded in 2008 (followed by the African American General Counsel and Managing Partner Networks in 2012). He will also continue to chair the Board of the Environmental Law Institute and serve on the Boards of Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, PG&E Corporation, APCO Worldwide, and the DC Bar Foundation. Ben is especially keen to expand his mentorship of young law school students, partly via his role as Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the Howard University School of Law, where he co-founded the Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society.
The Bloomberg Law podcast series “provides firsthand perspectives on how Black lawyers are navigating elite spaces in the legal profession – and how law firms are more closely addressing diversity, barriers to entry, and retainment.” This is Ben's second appearance on a podcast in the series.
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