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Partner, Dina Vespia Recognized as 2021 Honoree at LIBN’s Diversity in Business Awards

March 5, 2021

Dina Vespia, Partner and Chair of Cullen and Dykman’s  Diversity and Inclusion Committee, was recognized as an honoree at the 2021 LIBN's Diversity in Business Awards. The ceremony was held virtually on March 2nd.

The Diversity in Business Awards highlights the outstanding achievements of professionals of diverse backgrounds and abilities, and those who actively support the growth of diversity and equality in our community, according to LIBN. Click here to watch Dina’s segment in the virtual program.

“To me, diversity means having a wide variety of perspectives--in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, but not only those--also in terms of life experiences,” Dina said. “Inclusion is seeing the value in these perspectives and actively putting them to use. It’s about having the willingness to listen to and learn from distinct points of view, which I believe is a more thoughtful, comprehensive, and better way to serve our clients.   

In addition to her practice, Dina serves in a number of civic capacities which allow her to leverage her professional interests to assist the community. Dina has lead the firm in its efforts to create a more inclusive work environment for all. As Chair, Dina works with the firm’s Executive and Hiring Committees to attract and retain diverse attorneys at all levels. Under Dina’s leadership, Cullen and Dykman has launched and participated in fellowship programs aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion. Her efforts have helped the firm honor its commitment to help address systemic racism and lack of diversity in the legal sector.

Cullen and Dykman is a proud contributing sponsor of LIBN's 2021 Diversity in Business Awards.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Cullen and Dykman’s commitment to diversity is a cornerstone of our practice. It shapes who we are and what we do because we truly believe that diversity within our walls makes us stronger lawyers and a better law firm. Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strive to ensure that exceptionally talented individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to develop to their full potential and advance to leadership positions within the firm and the legal community.

About Cullen and Dykman

Cullen and Dykman (www.cullenllp.com) has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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