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June 27, 2024

New Holland & Knight Diversity Atty Hopes to 'Reimagine' DEI

Diversity Partner O'Kelly E. McWilliams III was interviewed by Law360 about his new role leading Holland & Knight's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and chairing its Diversity Council. Mr. McWilliams discussed his experience serving on the firm's DEI Task Force, where his work has included advising clients on navigating the changing DEI landscape following the U.S. Supreme Court's Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard ruling. In his new position, he aims to reimagine and reset aspects of DEI at the firm while maintaining its strong culture and aligning efforts with client needs.

"You want to make sure you're meeting the employee needs and recognizing that you never want to change the culture. Holland & Knight has wonderful culture and the basis of it, candidly, is DEI, pro bono services, collegiality, all these things rolled up to make Holland & Knight the special place that it is," he said.

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