99 Problems but DE&I Shouldn't Be One

99 Problems but DE&I Shouldn't Be One

By Terra Davis, Lia Dorsey
December 15, 2022 | 39-minute episode
Client Services Content Type Podcast
Client Services
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LMA Podcast · 99 Problems but DE&I Shouldn't Be One

Episode: 99

Series: Strategies LIVE!

Episode Description:
In our 99th episode, Terra Davis (Norton Rose Fullbright) and Lia Dorsey (Ogletree Deakins) guide listeners though the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies in the legal marketing industry, as well as the role business development teams have in meeting client needs and expectations.

Terra Davis, Client DEI Manager, Norton Rose Fullbright
Lia Dorsey, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Ogletree Deakins

Series Description:
The LMA Strategies LIVE! podcast series examines subject matters and issues affecting legal marketers and the work that we do. This podcast series expands on Strategies & Voices content and elevates expert insights advancing legal marketing.

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Terra Davis
Norton Rose Fulbright

Terra Davis is the client diversity and inclusion manager at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, a global AmLaw 50 law firm. In her role, she supports the firm in advancing its client-focused diversity, equity and inclusion strategy by deepening its client relationships around common goals and initiatives with diversity, equity and inclusion. Davis also develops and sustains inclusive client management practices to meet the firm’s client needs in ensuring a diverse and inclusive legal team on matters.

She is also a member of the firm’s Racial Equity Council, a group comprised of attorneys and business services personnel with a mission to improve the experience of Black personnel and to support racial equity throughout the firm. Outside of Norton Rose Fulbright, she served as the 2020-2022 co-chair of LMA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Shared Interest Group and a member of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals. When she is not working with LMA, she is spending quality time with her husband and two-year-old daughter. She is passionate about DE&I, serving marginalized communities and pushing the needle forward for change.

Lia Dorsey
Ogletree Deakins

As the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Ogletree Deakins, Lia Dorsey is responsible for developing the firm’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. She has experience in change management, organizational development and several talent management disciplines including leadership development and coaching. Dorsey is president emeritus of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals and is recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Law of 2021 by Women We Admire.