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

Patti Oswald,
Director of HR & Professional Recruiting

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

Nader Raja,
Member, Litigation

Stephanie Gryder,
Senior Manager Diversity & Community Initiatives
Meredith French Reedy,
Member, Financial Services

Keisha Jeffries,
Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager
Ernie Reigel,
Member, Former Chair, Management Committee

Rhea Kelley,
Professional Development Manager
Brennan Sheedy,
Member, Financial Services
Luis Lluberas,
Member, Financial Restructuring
Zach Smith,
Member, Head, Financial Restructuring

Ashley Steele Nutley,

Member, Financial Services
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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