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MCCA Honors Julius M. Redd with Rising Star Award

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Beveridge & Diamond Principal Julius M. Redd (Washington, DC) 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."

Julius represents clients in various industries in complex civil litigation, enforcement actions, and administrative regulatory proceedings. Much of his litigation practice is focused on environmental issues, representing clients in contaminated property disputes; toxic tort claims; contractual disputes; and complex commercial litigation. His ability to connect with clients and learn the intricacies of their businesses allows him to align his legal counsel with targeted actions to advance clients' goals. In addition, Julius is the co-founder and co-chair of the firm's Environmental Justice (EJ) practice. He evaluates EJ operational risks, designs and implements comprehensive EJ strategies, and proactively implements EJ considerations in project development. Julius regularly speaks and writes on EJ issues and is routinely quoted on EJ developments in various publications.

Julius maintains an active civic volunteer profile. He is a founding member of the Men of Color Project (MoCP), an organization designed to build leaders in the legal sector, facilitate intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement amongst men of color in the legal profession. He is also involved in prisoner advocacy, having spearheaded the firm's participation in the Clemency Project, where attorneys assisted low-level, non-violent federal inmates in obtaining executive clemency via an Obama Administration initiative. Julius has also represented pro bono clients in various areas of the law, including immigration, education, and landlord/tenant matters, to name a few.

Principal Roy Prather (Baltimore), a 2021 MCCA Rising Star, commented, "Julius is well deserving of this recognition. He is a leader both within the firm and in the community. I am proud to share this title with him."

Firmwide Managing Principal Kathy Szmuszkovicz added, "B&D is so proud of Julius for this recognition from MCCA. Our clients and colleagues know the ability and skills Julius brings to every matter and his leadership within the firm. He is a rising star in environmental law and the legal community as a whole."

Julius's complete MCCA Rising Star profile can be found here.