Established in 2002, the Diversity Committee’s purpose is to raise awareness and foster understanding and appreciation of the various ethnicities, races, religions, countries and regions of origin, physical abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations represented within Moore & Van Allen and the clients and communities we serve. The Committee works in collaboration with the Management, Attorney Development and Recruitment Committees to ensure we adequately support our attorneys at every stage of their career. 

  Amy K. Johnson
Co-chair, Member, Financial Services

Valecia M. McDowell
Co-chair, Member, Co-head of White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations

Tom Mitchell,
Chair, Management Committee

Nader Raja,
Member, Litigation

Neil Bloomfield,
Member, Co-head, Financial Regulatory Advice & Response

Meredith French Reedy,
Member, Financial Services

Stephanie Gryder,
Senior Manager Diversity & Community Initiatives
Ernie Reigel,
Member, Former Chair, Management Committee

Keisha Jeffries,
Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager
Brennan Sheedy,
Member, Financial Services

Rhea Kelley,
Professional Development Manager
Jessica J. Simpson,
Member, Health Care
Luis Lluberas,
Member, Financial Restructuring
Zach Smith,
Member, Head, Financial Restructuring

Patti Oswald,
Director of HR & Professional Recruiting

Caroline Yingling,
General Counsel


"We are proud of our success in creating a workplace culture that encourages individuality, growth and new ideas. We have invested in new initiatives and sustained ongoing opportunities offered through our affinity groups, connected employees through our internal dialogue series and expanded our pipeline for engagement efforts.”

Stephanie Gryder, Senior Manager of Diversity and Community Initiatives


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