AbbVie’s Chief Legal Officer, Laura Schumacher was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Furthering the Advancement of Diversity in the Legal Profession in June 2019 for her outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Chambers Diversity and Inclusion is led by Head of Chambers D&I, Dee Sekar and aims to promote the advancement of inclusion across the global legal profession through research, training, workshops, forums and awards.
Promoting Diverse Talent Through HBCU Partnerships
Laura Schumacher discusses her journey to a legal career in healthcare and offers advice to diverse students on becoming an in-house attorney.
“It’s A Real Business Issue”
Jennifer Lagunas, our Vice President of Corporate Legal, Governance and Operations, shares her thoughts on leadership and diversity in the legal industry at a panel hosted by the New York State Bar Association.
How AbbVie’s Legal Department Is Moving the Needle for Underrepresented Lawyers
Jennifer Lagunas comments on AbbVie Legal’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, our progress so far, and the goals we strive to meet in the future.
How In-House Leaders Push Past DEI Plateaus
Our Vice President of Corporate Legal, Governance and Operations, Jennifer Lagunas, reflects on the legal industry’s progress in diversity, equity and inclusion and the lessons she has learned in advancing diversity initiatives.
Building A Successful Diversity in Law Program
Laura Schumacher reflects on her journey to building AbbVie Legal’s impactful diversity in program, the innovative programs AbbVie Legal has implemented, and the diversity in law challenges AbbVie hopes to help solve.
The How & Why of DE&I
Joy Monahan, AbbVie’s Associate Director, Legal Diversity and Outside Counsel Programs, speaks with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division to share AbbVie’s commitment to DE&I and the importance of facilitating diverse talent pipelines.
A GC’s Blueprint for Improving Legal Diversity
Our Chief Legal Officer, Laura Schumacher, reflects on our progress thus far as well as our long-term goals, and offers guidance for other corporations to enact change.
“You don’t look like a lawyer”
Laura Schumacher discusses the stigmas women face in the legal industry on International Women’s Day and calls upon clients and corporations to choose to challenge these stereotypes and drive accountability for gender and racial diversity.
Demanding the Change We Want
Laura Schumacher discusses pushing for much-needed change for greater diversity in the legal industry and continuing the important conversations that have driven the industry’s progress so far.
AbbVie CLO Wants Lawyers ‘Actively Engaged’ with Outside Firms
Laura Schumacher is featured in an interview with Bloomberg Law regarding AbbVie’s initiatives with key outside counsel as well as the firms’ measurable progress in diversity thus far.
One Company’s Championing Of Diversity
In an interview with Above the Law, Joy Lyu Monahan, AbbVie’s Associate Director, Legal Diversity and Outside Counsel Programs about the innovations that AbbVie has pioneered, and what in-house legal departments and law firms can learn from AbbVie’s initiatives.
Working Toward Legal Justice and the Integrity of Our System
Jennifer Lagunas, our Vice President of Corporate Legal, Governance and Operations, shares her thoughts on Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative’s perspective on pushing for an equitable and just legal system for all.
Reflecting on How Inclusive Teams Thrive
Our Vice President of Corporate Legal, Governance and Operations, Jennifer Lagunas, reflects on the powerful message Andrés Tapia shared with AbbVie about inclusion and equity for team members through a focus on community, recognition and mentorship.