Lisa PassanteThe U.S. National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon was held in New York City in July and one of our own – Lisa Passante, vice president and associate general counsel for Intellectual Property & Science – was appointed the organization’s 2014-15 president.

NAWL is the leading American national bar association for women lawyers. It was founded in 1899, when women in the U.S. could not even vote. Today, the organization is an American Bar Association affiliate that provides a wide variety of programming and resources for women lawyers at every stage of their careers.

Passante’s continuing work to support equality and diversity within the legal profession is a closely held value at Thomson Reuters. The business shares her commitment to advancing the role of women and to ensuring equality throughout the business community.

Honorees at the event included Professor Anita Hill, former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) General Counsel Kim Keenan. They were among the many exceptionally accomplished women who shared in celebrating Lisa as the new NAWL president.

“It’s fantastic to have someone from Thomson Reuters in such a distinguished leadership position in a national bar association,” said Deirdre Stanley, executive vice president and general counsel for Thomson Reuters. “We congratulate Lisa on her role and in doing her part to support equality and diversity in the legal profession and beyond.”

Photo caption: Lisa Passante by Marty Morris / MPM Photography LLC

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