Insights: News Releases Yendelela Holston Wins Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Award for USA Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year

NEW YORK – September 28, 2020 –  Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton proudly announces today that Chambers and Partners has selected Yendelela Holston as its 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year. The award was presented to Yendelela at the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: North America 2020.

“Yendelela Holston is a leader who lifts as she climbs. In addition to building a legal pipeline program to prepare diverse 1Ls for law school, Yendelela actively mentors and coaches law students, associates and young lawyers inside and outside the Firm.  Further, as Kilpatrick Townsend’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Labor & Employment Partner, Yendelela gathers and reviews metrics and data to help ensure that the Firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy permeates all practices and policies."

“We congratulate Yendelela Holston on her outstanding diversity and inclusion accomplishments that has earned this top recognition. Yendelela is a role model whose tremendous efforts raise the bar across the industry,” said Diversity & Inclusion Director Dee Sekar, who is chair of the Chambers D&I Global Advisory Board. These annual awards acknowledge and celebrate the meaningful achievements of firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada.”

This year’s awards featured 11 categories for private practice attorneys and law firms, and eight categories for general counsel and corporate recognition. A total of 55 law firms and 58 companies in North America submitted for recognition this year.  

Click for the complete list of winning companies, law firms and individuals in the U.S. and Canada being recognized in their respective categories. The shortlists for the awards were judged by the D&I team and USA and Canada Editors. The client referees feedback also forms part of the judging process in choosing final winners.

Chambers Diversity and Inclusion aims to promote the advancement of inclusion across the global legal profession through research, training, workshops, forums and awards. Chambers has conducted research and hosted diversity seminars across the United States since 2012. 

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About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners is the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. 

Chambers empowers organisations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services, saving time and resources and reducing risk. The independent rankings Chambers provides are central to everything it does and are why Chambers’ research is the industry leader.  

Chambers' 200 Research Analysts provide unique insights into complex areas of law in different jurisdictions. Chambers conduct hundreds of thousands of investigative interviews and market surveys every year, with in-house counsel and third-party experts, delivering detailed insight into providers of legal services. It is this rigorous independent process that makes Chambers the gold standard in legal insight. 

Chambers continues to invest and innovate to deliver data-led platforms, enabling law firms to provide the right services and in-house counsel to partner with the right firms. 

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