Bethel Set to Speak on Diversity in Financial Services Industry

Firm Partner Pamela J. Bethel is scheduled to participate in a program in late January 2012 in New York City sponsored by the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project. The project, headed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, is an outgrowth of a social justice movement intended to secure equal opportunity and protection under the law for all Americans.

The Wall Street Project was founded on January 15, 1996, the anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It encourages leading financial firms and Fortune 500 companies to increase their minority hiring and inner-city investment.

Ms. Bethel has frequently focused on diversity issues in the financial services industry, and her panel will address these issues.

The event, the 15th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, will take place at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers from January 25-27, 2012.

Ms. Bethel has been interviewed on Fox News about the fair inclusion of women and minorities in financial services, and in May 2010, she gave testimony before a House subcommittee about a provision that eventually became Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, requiring government agencies that regulate the financial services industry to set up offices of minority inclusion.

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