Accenture Deputy Legal Counsel Honored for Outstanding Law Firm Diversity Efforts
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Joel Stern, deputy general counsel, at Accenture, will receive the 2010 Award for Outstanding Service by an Advisory Council Member from the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).
Joel Stern is the Deputy General Counsel and Director of Legal Services N. America for the Accenture Legal Group. In this role he is responsible for leading a team of Legal Professionals who provide legal and contract support in the United States and Canada. Joel is also the Global Operations Legal Lead for Accenture and serves on the Board of Directors of the Accenture Foundation. Joel is one of the Legal Group's diversity champions leading several of the group's diversity initiatives. Joel also received this Outstanding Service award in 2008.
"Accenture has been a long time member of NAMWOLF and is passionately committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including the outside counsel we work with around the country," said Joel Stern of Accenture. "I am personally proud to be associated with NAMWOLF, the great law firms and staff that make up the organization, and the increasing number of in-house legal groups working together to keep the entrepreneurial spirit of minority and women owned law firms alive and thriving."
The 2010 Award for Outstanding Service by an Advisory Council Member will be presented to Stern at the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo in Washington DC on October 4, 2010.
"For more than six years with NAMWOLF, Joel Stern, serving in his advisory capacity, has helped guide NAMWOLF to stay focused on its mission," said Yolanda Coly, NAMWOLF Managing Director. "Joel continues to provide strong and unwavering support. Moreover, Joel shares his experiences with in-house counsel and others across the country to help strengthen NAMWOLF's goal and mission."
The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF is dedicated to increasing the utilization of minority and women owned law firms by corporate legal departments. www.namwolf.org