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Katy, Partner at Reed Smith LLP, acts intentionally to cultivate diversity and inclusion in her profession and law firm. Leading by example, she nurtures the careers and aspirations of her diverse colleagues. She successfully creates and sustains diverse client teams where her colleagues demonstrate their legal acumen and talents, building their own relationships and networks. Katy is co-Chair of the Silicon Valley ChIPs Chapter and Vice-Chair of the ChIPs Social Justice Committee, and successfully advocated for Reed Smith to participate in the ChIPs and Diversity Lab’s Inclusion Blueprint survey. Using the firm’s success in the survey, Katy organized a major meeting with the legal department of one of the world’s largest multinational technology companies, introducing Black partners and diverse associates to in-house leaders. Katy mentors and sponsors the firm’s Black junior attorneys, participates in the firm’s reverse mentoring program, and is speaking on allyship at Reed Smith’s Mental Health Summit.

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