Adams and Reese Executive Committee Chair and Partner Clarence Wilbon will be a guest presenter on the American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholars Roundtable, a virtual event that will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. central. The Zoom broadcast link can be found here.
Wilbon will be joined by fellow presenter Foram Dmytryk (Senior Counsel, InfoLawGroup) and moderator Lacy Durham (Assistant General Counsel, Constellation). They will address such topics as ways for law students to position themselves for first-job success while still in law school; how to assess future employers’ genuine commitment to diversity; and what to expect as they enter the field.
Interested attendees can RSVP to email@example.com.
Wilbon, in addition to leading the strategic operations and growth of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 500 law firm, maintains a diverse legal practice, representing financial services clients and companies throughout the Southeast on a multitude of commercial litigation matters. Practicing law for close to 25 years, he practices primarily in financial services, creditors’ rights/special assets/workouts, commercial litigation, products liability and torts, employment litigation, education and operational matters impacting HBCUs, and healthcare disputes.
Wilbon formerly served as the Adams and Reese Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair, leading the charge for the firm to achieve Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification, a national standard recognizing law firms’ commitment to DEI and progress in diversifying leadership.
Throughout his tenure as DEI chair, he worked with DEI committee members and firm management to introduce and implement mentorship programs such as Adams and Reese's ARROW (Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women), AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorship, and DAAP (Diverse Attorney Advancement and Promotion).
Wilbon has installed programs that support law students and younger students to consider law careers, such as the Adams and Reese 1L Minority Fellowship, National Association for Law Placement/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline, ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship, and Memphis Bar Association Summer Law Internship.