June 19, 2007

The New York City Bar held its Second Annual Diversity Champion Award Dinner on June 7, which honored individuals who have “initiated and sustained change in their organizations and the New York legal community.”

The 2007 honorees included Sharon Bowen, Latham & Watkins LLP; Laurie Robinson, Corporate Counsel Women of Color; Zakiyyah Salim, Heller Ehrman LLP; and the Honorable John E. H. Stackhouse, New York Supreme Court.  Jenner & Block Partner Susan J. Kohlmann presented the awards at the ceremony.

According to the New York City Bar, the awards recognize individuals who champion the ideals embodied in the New York City Bar’s Statement of Diversity Principles by emphasizing diversity within their organization or firm through the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse individuals.

Ms. Kohlmann serves as Co-Chair of the New York City Bar’s Committee to Enhance Diversity. She is also a former Member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar.