Diversity Council and Affinity Groups

The Diversity Council is composed of partner representatives from our wide range of diverse attorneys, as well as allies who share our deep commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing diverse attorneys at the firm. The Council works alongside our Director of Inclusion and Diversity Leah Fisher and Diversity Committee Chair Emily Crosby to provide strategic direction and guidance on inclusion and diversity initiatives and programming. Council members also serve as leaders of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee and our seven Affinity Groups. The Council is also supported by an I&D Advisory Board of BakerHostetler partners who have served as active leaders for the advancement of diverse attorneys in the legal profession both at the firm and more.

Our Affinity groups provide our diverse attorneys with forums to share experiences and interests, collaborate, network and partner with clients and outside organizations who share our commitment to increasing inclusion and diversity in the legal profession.

Affinity Group Leaders

Brian Song
Asian/South Pacific
Lisa Collins
Black
Joyce Ackerbaum Cox
Disabilities
David Proaño
Hispanic/Latinx
Edward Jacobs
LGBTQ+
Rodger Eckelberry
Active Military/
Veterans
Jennifer Edwards
Women’s Committee
Bridget McCabe
Women’s Committee
Mike Moyer
Allies


Diversity Council Advisory Board

Fernando Bohorquez Charlotte Combre

Robert Webb

Gregory Ulmer