Taft partners Carrie Hall and Rita McNeil Danish will participate in the panel discussion "Advanced D&I: Practical Solutions for In-house Counsel to Promote Diversity and Inclusion," at the ACC Chicago Summit on April 4 in Chicago.
The program will explore various initiatives and efforts in-house counsel can take within their own organizations in order to foster diversity and inclusion both internally and externally. The panel will also discuss measures that can be implemented at organizations of every size.
McNeil Danish is a savvy problem solver, strategist and advocate with real world experience in the public and private sectors. She has spent decades providing counsel in crisis management, government affairs, employment matters and municipal practice. McNeil Danish’s clients rely on her to help them navigate turbulent times and deliver trusted counsel. She brings her passion to empower economic growth in local communities through diversity and inclusion work with small, women- and minority-owned businesses. McNeil Danish serves on the National WELD Board and the Board of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Hall represents top-tier global and U.S. clients in commercial disputes and consumer litigation matters in the financial services, data and telecommunications industries. She is known for her no-nonsense practical legal counsel that preserves and protects her clients’ business interests. Hall is a frequent speaker on Diversity and Inclusion topics and serves as co-chair for the Chicago Women of Taft. She is a board member of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and is co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee.