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Podcast: Dechert on diversity and inclusion after award wins

Global law firm Dechert impressed judges with its progressive policies for women and minorities. In this podcast for the Women in Business Law Awards we speak to partners Caroline Black, Katherine Helm and Aparna Sehgal

Dechert’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is more than skin-deep: the firm's mentorship programmes supporting women associates is extensive.

In this podcast, three of Dechert's award-winning partners offer insight into their D&I initiatives. As a leader in litigation and investigations we also explore how the firm assisted Airbus reach the first coordinated global settlement with UK, French and US authorities.

Caroline Black, who won Best in White Collar Crime for her work on the Airbus case spoke about the firm’s Global Women’s Initiative which includes soft skills training.

Katherine Helm’s expertise lies within intellectual property litigation in pharma and biotech, and she is a founder of the New York chapter of Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs) which supports women in technology, law and policy. She won Best in Patents at the Women in Business Law awards.

Meanwhile Aparna Sehgal, who leads on finance and real estate, spoke effusively about Dechert’s Sponsorship and Sustained Support (SASS) programme, enabling 31% of women associates to reach partnership.

Visit the Women in Business Law website for more information about the awards and the firms that won.

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